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End-Use of Nickel

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End-Use Application of Nickel

Nickel enjoys increasing application across a wide range of industries. This is thanks to the wide range of beneficial properties that it has. From high resistance to corrosion and oxidation to a high melting point, the need to use nickel continues to increase each day. One aspect where nickel continues to thrive is in its end-use applications. Today, thanks to its exceptional mechanical and physical properties, nickel remains relevant to several end-use sectors. It continues to deliver results and performance like no other. 

At the peak of the sector that enjoys its delivery is the engineering sector. Today, the engineering sector accounts for 31 per cent of the end-use application of nickel. Followed by this is the metal goods sector. This sector accounts for a close 22 per cent of the end-use application of nickel.

There is also the transportation sector that accounts for 15 per cent of the end-use application of nickel. This is bested by the building and construction industry that accounts for 16 per cent of the end-use application of metallic materials. The electronics industry also enjoys around 10 per cent of the total percentage of the end-use application of nickel. Other industries then account for the remaining 4 per cent of the end-use application of this silvery-white material. 

Specific End-Use Application
The application of nickel in the end-use sector involves the following specific sectors. These sectors generally use nickel for a wide range of purposes, including electroplating and alloying.
Architecture, Building and Construction

One area where the end-use application of nickel is common is in the architecture, building and construction industry. Under this sector, nickel is primarily used to reinforce stainless steel. In turn, this stainless steel becomes relevant for various structural applications. Thanks to the presence of nickel, it provides durability. 

Oil, Gas and Power

Nickel is also relevant in the oil and gas industry. This is thanks to the highly corrosive environment that oil exploration takes place. Nickel is used in this sector to improve the durability of equipment and materials used in oil exploration. 

Process Engineering

Today, process engineering is another area where the end-use application of nickel is predominant. This is because the cost-efficient and safe production of fertilisers, pharmaceutical compounds, petrochemicals, and plastics rely largely on nickel alloys. 

Water

The increasing demand for water means a need for safer and more efficient means of water provision. Nickel is at heart to research to ensure that the supply of water can meet its demand.

Healthcare

Today, the advancement of global healthcare depends largely on nickel and nickel-containing products and materials. They contribute to providing optimal solutions to medical issues through improved equipment. Other end-use application of nickel cut across the following sector:
• Transport
• Food Contact Materials
• Consumer Products
• Pulp and Paper

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