Purchase and Recycling of Nickel

Nickel is a transition metal, very ductile and malleable so it can be easily laminated, polished and forged. It ismainly used in the manufacture of stainless steels and other alloys and superalloys. It is also used as a substitute for silver in the minting of coins and in the manufacture of rechargeable batteries.

In the past, nickel mines were confused with silver mines, so the use of this metal is relatively new. However, the involuntaryor accidental use of nickel dates back to antiquity.

Nickel is a relatively abundant element, constituting 0. 008% of the earth’s crust. It appears in metallic form in meteorites, in diverse minerals such as garnierite or pyrrhotite and in the terrestrial nucleus combined with iron, iridium and osmium. Despite this, the cost of nickel in themarkets is often among the highest for base metals, as it is an essential product for the industry and its demand is quite high.

We purchase and recycle nickel of thefollowing grades or classes:

  • Second
  • Husk
  • Nichrome
  • Monel
  • Cupro-nickel 70/30
  • Cupro-nickel 90/10