Knowledge Base

Technical Literature

People with Question MarksWelcome to the Technical Literature Library of the Nickel Institute where over 250 papers in PDF format are housed. We are committed to providing you with all the information you need about nickel-containing materials in the best, fastest, least expensive way possible.

Training Modules

Effective Use of Nickel in Stainless Steel

Effective Use of Nickel in Stainless Steels

February 11, 2011

This presentation explains: the role of nickel in stainless steels and; the factors which should be taken into account if considering the use of a stainless steel with reduced nickel content.

Forms of Corrosion

Forms of Stainless Steel Corrosion

October 15, 2010

"Forms of Stainless Steel Corrosion" looks briefly at the various forms of corrosion which can be avoided in architectural applications by correctly selecting, installing and maintaining stainless steel.

Good Practices

Good Practices

October 15, 2010

This presentation highlights the good practices that should be followed to maintain corrosion-resistance and aesthetic qualities of austenitic stainless steels.

Corrosion by Waters

Corrosion by Waters

October 15, 2010

"Corrosion by Waters" discusses the challenges of handling water in process plants.

Featured Video


Nickel allergy - what you need to know 

Nickel allergic contact dermatitis (NACD) is a well-known skin condition which can be acquired after direct and prolonged contact with items which release a sufficient amount of nickel. Nickel release, not nickel content, is the most important factor in determining if an article will cause people to become allergic to nickel or cause skin reactions in nickel-allergic people.

Learn more with Dr. Kate Heim, PhD.

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Upcoming Events

China Food & Food Packaging Conference

Where: Shanghai

When: 11-12 September 2018

17th International Stainless and Special Steel Summit

Where: Helsinki, Finland

When: 18-20 September 2018


China International Duplex Stainless Steel Congress

February 22, 2016

This presentation was given by Gary Coates at the 5th China International Duplex Stainless Steel Congress in Beijing on 26 November 2015.

China International Nickel & Cobalt Conference, 15 November 2015

February 22, 2016

This presentation was given by Richard Matheson in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, on 15 November 2015.

An effective concentration approach to classify alloys

April 23, 2015

The poster explaining the unique properties of alloys as ‘special mixtures’ and the metals industry’s proposed application of bioelution based approaches for the classification of alloys was presented by Dr. Adriana Oller, NiPERA in collaboration with the European Copper Institute and Eurometaux at the Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques conference Chemical risk: innovative methods and techniques held 8-10 April, 2015 in Nancy, France.

Current Issue

Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018


Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.