The Sharp End

Nickel-containing stainless steels make the hypodermic needle a life-saver

Dean Jobb - November 30, 2010


Practically everyone has been on the receiving end of a hypodermic needle. It’s a workhorse in the medical world, delivering drugs and inoculations, drawing blood samples, and generally saving lives. The hypodermic needle is a simple device – a thin, hollow metal needle attached to a plastic plunger – but it’s an essential part of today’s medical toolkits.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018


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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.