Vinyl Revival

Nickel plays an essential role on both sides of the ongoing analogue-digital debate

B.A. McKean - November 30, 2010

Vinyl Record

For some, anything new, shiny and digital spells quality”. In the field of audio recording it can spell “compromise”. There is, however, one thing that is a crucial part of every process that puts music into the hands and ears of listeners which is not a compromise: electroformed nickel. You may be surprised to learn that electroforming is used not only to produce CDs and DVDs but to make vinyl records as well.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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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.