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All about Nickel

Nickel is a metal with a bright future as it is the main alloying metal needed to produce certain types of stainless steel. The strength and life span of products built with stainless steel is vastly superior to similar products built with non-stainless steels.

So while products made with stainless steel may be expensive to buy, the after-care and long life-span of those products may mean it is cheaper to use stainless steel than alternative cheaper materials that might need more maintenance or be replaced more regularly.

Stainless steel is used widely in the catering sector, petrochemical industries and household items such as fittings, fixtures appliances and public buildings for items such as roofing, cladding, lifts and escalators.

Since 2006, nickel pig iron (NPI) has become an additional source of nickel, which has changed the dynamics of the market considerably. China has been the main user of NPI.


Sample Nickel News from FastMarkets Professional

LME MORNING - Base metals steady, copper price continues run higher by IWalker - 22-08-2014
The base metals prices traded in positive territory in Friday's LME premarket, with copper continu...
CHINESE WEBCAST - Copper price strengthens, hits firm levels above $7000/t by AGoggan - 22-08-2014
METALS MORNING VIEW - Copper price leads the base metals higher by WAdams - 22-08-2014
The base metals prices initially suffered on the back of weak PMI data out of China yesterday and ...
ASIA METALS - Metal prices mostly higher; aided by positive US data by LynetteTan - 22-08-2014
The base metals complex traded mostly higher in Friday’s Asian morning session, with better than...
LME MORNING - Base metals prices step lower after poor Chinese PMI data by IWalker - 21-08-2014
Base metals prices retreated on Thursday morning after poor Chinese data deepened fears about an e...

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