Nickel Products


Nickel Products


Nickel is the main focus of our business in Canada, and Vale is the world’s second-largest producer of this important metal.

Nickel is rarely used in its pure form. Instead, it is combined with other metals, especially iron, chromium and copper, to produce alloys that are superior to the individu​al metals. Nickel is used as an alloying element in cast irons, steels (such as austenitic stainless steels) and non-ferrous alloys. It is also used in nickel-based alloys, which are applied to more challenging applications.

 Here are just a few places where you’ll see nickel in your everyday life:

  • Bathroom taps and shower heads
  • Batteries
  • Coins
  • Cars
  • Mobile phones
  • Jet engines
  • Cutlery

Nickel for Stainless Steel

Nickel Plating

​​ Cobalt
Silver, irregularly shaped nickel for stainless Steel  

Nickel for Melting

Nickel Powders