Nickel alloy Sheet types
Nickel Sheet is available in different material compositions and standards. The different sheet types have different mechanical properties and they are used in different applications. One of the most used cases is the aerospace industry. The hardness, high temperature resistance and high corrosion resistance of the material makes it suitable for the aerospace industry.
Nickel is also highly resistant against acidic environments. So the applications in chemical industries are also seen. Pure nickel is stronger, and has improved mechanical properties. Nickel sheets can either be alloys of other materials or of pure nickel. There are different types such as Nickel 20, 36, 200 and others. The nickel 200 is a pure nickel material. It has more than 99% nickel in composition along with other elements in trace amounts. The nickel 201 is another pure nickel material that contains lower carbon content. Therefore nickel 201 sheet is highly weldable. The intergranular corrosion is prevented by the less carbon content of nickel 201.
The sheets could be purchased in different types such as foils, plates, shim sheets, perforated sheets and other custom types as well. The application of these sheets is mostly seen in corrosive environments such as the marine industries. The electronics industries use nickel because of its magnetic properties and high electric conductivity. The nickel 200 is a pure nickel version of these materials. The price of nickel 200 plate is slightly less than that of type 201. The demand, supply and transport cost can affect the prices.