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The key to producing stainless steel

Nickel is a silver-white, lustrous, ductile and to a certain degree, magnetic metal. It is resistant to both corrosion and oxidation and can withstand high temperatures, thus it has several important uses. More than 60 percent of all nickel produced in the world is used for the production of stainless steel, but it is also used in rechargeable batteries, catalytic converters, coins, magnets and surface treatments. In the same way as most other metals, nickel can be recycled an unlimited number of times.

Boliden's nickel production

Facts about Nickel

  • Chemical symbol: Ni
  • Appearance: Silver-white, lustrous
  • Melting point: 1,455 °C
  • Boiling point: 2,913 °C

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Fredric Bratt

Fredric Bratt

Manager Nickel


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