Nickel for Melting

Nickel for Melting

​Vale produces four nickel products for melting in Canada. The products are suitable for a variety of demanding applications because they are high-purity and consistent in quality. ​

​Electrolytic melt rounds 

Six silver, small and round Electrolytic melt rounds sit on a white surface

Electrolytic melt rounds are produced in our refinery in Thompson, Manitoba.

Their consistent chemical composition allows them to be used as a primary feed in a variety of furnace types while their distinctive shape makes them perfect for semi- and fully automated operations. In addition, the solid metallic nature of the rounds helps to minimize breakage and dust. 

​Nickel discs

Eight small, silver and circular Nickel discs sit on a white surface

Nickel Discs are produced at the Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery in Sudbury, Ontario, and our Clydach Nickel Refinery in the U.K.

The Nickel Disc is a product of the carbonyl refining process. This process makes one of the purest forms of nickel. The consistent product quality and the distinctive shape (for optimum handle-ability and convey-ability) make nickel discs an industry standard for a wide range of melting applications.​

​Electrolytic melt nickel 4x4 squares 

Four small, silver squares of Electrolytic melt nickel are stacked on top of each other on a white surface

Electrolytic melt nickel 4x4 squares are produced at our refinery in Thompson, Manitoba. The high purity and consistent composition make them suitable for using in demanding melting applications.​

​Nickel pellets

Nine small, silver balls of nickel pellets lie on a white surface
Nickel Pellets are also produced at our refineries in Copper Cliff and Clydach.

The Nickel Pellet is also a product of the carbonyl refining process. This product’s purity and consistent quality make it suitable for use in the most demanding applications.​

For more information about our nickel products for melting​, view our Product Data Sheets​.

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