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Resistance heating alloys and resistance alloys in wire form

Resistance heating and resistance alloys in wire and ribbon (flat wire) form. More information about each type of resistance alloy and resistance heating alloy, such as chemical composition, is available in the datasheet for the respective grade.

Kanthal grade
Max. continuous operating temp.
ºC (ºF)
Resistivity at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ω mm2/m (Ω/cmf)
FeCrAl alloys
Kanthal APM (wire) 1425 (2600) 1.45 (872)
Kanthal A-1 (wire) 1400 (2550) 1.45 (872)
Kanthal A (wire) 1350 (2460) 1.39 (836)
Kanthal A (ribbon) 1350 (2460) 1.39 (836)
Kanthal AF (wire) 1300 (2370) 1.39 (836)
Kanthal AE (wire) 1300 (2370) 1.39 (836)
Kanthal D (wire) 1300 (2370) 1.35 (812)
Kanthal D (ribbon) 1300 (2370) 1.35 (812)
Kanthal DT (ribbon) 1300 (2370) 1.37 (823)
Kanthal LT 1100 (2010) 1.23 (740)
Alkrothal 14 (wire) 1100 (2010) 1.25 (744)
NiCr alloys
Nikrothal TE (wire) 1200 (2190) 1.19 (716)
Nikrothal 80 (wire) 1200 (2190) 1.09 (656)
Nikrothal 80 (ribbon) 1200 (2190) 1.09 (656)
Nikrothal 70 (wire) 1250 (2280) 1.18 (709)
Nikrothal 60 (wire) 1150 (2100) 1.11 (668)
Nikrothal 60 (ribbon) 1150 (2100) 1.11 (668)
Nikrothal 40 (wire) 1100 (2010) 1.04 (626)
Nikrothal 40 (ribbon) 1100 (2010) 1.04 (626)
Nikrothal 30 (wire) 1050 (1920) 1.03 (620)
Nikrothal 20 (wire) 1050 (1920) 0.95 (572)
Nikrothal LX (wire) 300 (570) 1.33 (800)
NiFe alloys
Nifethal 70 (wire) 600 (1110) 0.20 (120)
Nifethal 52 (wire) 600 (1110) 0.37 (220)
Nifethal 42 (wire) 600 (1110) 0.63 (379)
CuNi alloys
Cuprothal 49 (wire) 600 (1110) 0.49 (295)
Cuprothal 30 (wire) 400 (750) 0.30 (180)
Cuprothal 15 (wire) 400 (750) 0.15 (90)
Cuprothal 10 (wire) 300 (570) 0.10 (60)
Cuprothal 5 (wire) 300 (570) 0.05 (30)
Manganina 43 (wire) - 0.43 (259)

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