Nickel is used in many industrial & consumer products, including magnets, stainless steel, coinage, batteries, rechargeable electric guitar strings and special alloys. It is also used for plating and as a green tint in glass. Nickel is pre-eminently an alloy metal, and its chief use is in the nickel steels and nickel cast irons, of which there are many varieties.
It is also widely used in many other alloys, such as nickel brasses and bronzes, chromium, aluminium, lead and alloys with copper cobalt, silver and gold. The amounts of nickel used for various applications are 60% used for making nickel steels, 14% used in nickel-copper alloys and nickel silver, 9% used to make malleable nickel, nickel clad, Inconel and other super alloys, 6% used in plating, 3% use for nickel cast irons, 3% in heat and electric resistance alloys, such as Nichrome, 2% used for nickel brasses and bronzes with the remaining 3% of the nickel consumption in all other applications combined.
Nickel is often used in coins, or occasionally as a substitute for decorative silver. Nickel foam or nickel mesh is used in gas diffusion electrodes for alkaline fuel cells. We deal in various grades of Nickel Alloy Scrap, below mentioned are a few commonly known grades.