Taking off with Nickel

More nickel in an airplane than you may have thought

Bruce A. McKean -

Ni-coatings and Aircraft

The advantages of nickel in aircraft engine turbines are well-known and include high-temperature strength, toughness, durability and castability. Many might have thought that this application (perhaps along with the use of stainless steel in the washrooms and galleys) were the end of nickel’s contribution.

Not at all.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018


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.