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100% Nickel (Strip)

Datasheet updated 2013-07-18 10:46:19 (supersedes all previous editions)

100% nickel for use as an intermediate layer in bimetals.

Chemical composition

Si % Fe % Mn % Ni %
Nominal composition
Min 99.2
Max 0.2 0.25 0.3 -

Mechanical properties

Thickness Yield strength Tensile strength Elongation
Rp0.2 Rm A
mm MPa MPa %
1.0 160 400 35

Physical properties

Density g/cm3 8.9
Electrical resistivity at 20°C Ω mm2/m 0.09

Temperature factor of resistivity
Temperature °C 20 100 200 300 400 500 600
Ct 1.00 1.40 2.08 2.97 3.81 4.23 4.65

Coefficient of thermal expansion
Temperature °C Thermal Expansion x 10-6/ K
20 - 100 13.3

Thermal Conductivity
Temperature °C 100
W m-1 K-1 70

Specific heat capacity
Temperature°C 20
kJ kg-1 K-1 0.48

Melting point °C 1450
Max continuous operating temperature in air °C 1000
Magnetic properties The material is magnetic.

Disclaimer: Recommendations are for guidance only, and the suitability of a material for a specific application can be confirmed only when we know the actual service conditions. Continuous development may necessitate changes in technical data without notice. This datasheet is only valid for Kanthal materials.

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