Featuring VALE, 99.9% Electrolytic Ni for gold alloying, and plating, and Ni shot for foundries.
Nickel was used by ancient man in swords and implements fashioned by from nickel-bearing meteorites and in coins made from pakton, a nickel-copper alloy first developed in China. It was extracted as an element in 1751 and named Nickel from the ore “kupfer-nickel”, so-called by superstitious miners who believed that the ore was bedeviled. The modern nickel industry dates from the opening of the New Caledonia mines in 1875 and those of Sudbury, Ontario, in 1886. Today, roughly 1 million tons of primary Nickel is produced and consumed annually in the world.
Nickel has a vast number of uses throughout industry. The most commonly known use must be in coins when alloyed with copper, and in stainless steel when alloyed with iron and chromium. It is used in metallic and salt form with and without other metals and salts, as a catalyst in a large range of inorganic chemical reactions. Many types of steel alloys contain nickel especially when resistance to corrosion is required. It is used for plating, especially in the automotive industry and for cutlery. Some types of batteries use nickel. It forms part of many high strength alloys used in the aeronautics industry.
Nickel coating is used for a wide variety of decorative applications. It offers a high luster finish, corrosion protection, and wear resistance. Used widely in the automative indutry and and for household items. Non decorative application provide wear and corrosion protection and additional strength. The Pellet form we offers increased flowability and will be easy to fill anode baskets of all shapes and sizes. Forms:
- 1/4" x 3/4" Pellets
Belmont Product Code 9002A Nominal Composition:
- 99.95% Ni
Vale S-Pellets are fully activated nickel anode material ideally suited for electroplating with anode baskets. The pellets are spherical in shape and are made by a special gas refining process that retains a small, closely controlled amount of sulfur in the nickel to maximize its electrochemical activity. The unique spherical shape of Vale S-Nickel Pellets ensures a degree of flowability unmatched by any other form of plating nickel, and this property makes it relatively easy to fill anode baskets of various sizes and shapes manually or with the aid of hoppers, funnels, channels, and tubes. Forms:
- 1" Rounds
Belmont Product Code 9111A Nominal Composition:
- 99.95% Ni
Electrolytic Nickel with an excellent thickness and dissolution properties, which makes it ideal material for mainstream electroplating industry such as the aerospace and automotive sectors. Corrosion resistance uses with sea water, marine hardware, power plant engines, nuclear plant parts (tubes, heat, exchangers, metal seals), ship propellers and electroplating of many consumer and industrial products usually with chromium final coatings (for corrosion resistance properties and decorative applications). Forms:
- 4" x 4" Squares
Belmont Product Code 9121 Nominal Composition:
- 99.9% Ni
Nickel is primarily used in association with other elements to impact strength, toughness and corrosion resistance at normal temperatures as well as high and low temperatures. Controlled expansion alloy applications, (e.g.) temperatures controls used in electronics, T.V. Tubes, Jewelry of gold filled, rolled gold plate and white gold alloys. Forms:
- 1.5" x 1.25" x .75"
Belmont Product Code 9122 Nominal Composition:
- 99.9% Ni