Nickel 201  

Nickel 201 is commercially pure (99.6%) wrought nickel and a low carbon version of Nickel 200. It has good mechanical properties and excellent resistance to many corrosive environments. Other useful features: high thermal and electrical conductivities, low gas content and low vapor pressure. The corrosion resistance makes it particularly useful for maintaining product purity in the handling of foods, liquids, synthetic fibers, and caustic alkali's.

High temperature and Corrosion resistance properties:

Nickel 201 has the excellent corrosion resistance characteristic of Nickel 200. Because it is a low-carbon material (0.02% max.), Nickel 201 is not subject to embrittlement by inter-granularly precipitated carbon or graphite when held at temperatures of 315° to 760°C for extended times, provided carbonaceous  materials are not in contact with it. It is, therefore, preferred to Nickel 200 in all cases where temperatures exceed 315°C. Nickel 201 is ideal for laboratory crucibles which are capable of withstanding oxidizing furnace atmospheres up to 1100°C. Above 300°C its mechanical properties change: tensile strength falls, elongation grows making for example a crucible more malleable when handling or when heated by a direct flame. This can lead to a change in the profile/shape of a crucible. The material is subject to inter-granular embrittlement by sulphur compounds at temperatures above 315°C.

Nickelvac 201(tm)
VDM LC Nickel 99.2(tm)
Ametek 899E(tm)
AL 201(tm)
LC Nickel(tm)
CM 201(tm)
VDM LC 99.2(tm)


AMS 5553 ASTM B366
ASTM B162 DIN 2.4061
ASTM B163 DIN 2.4068
  UNS N02201


Carbon 0.02 max

0.25 max

Iron 0.4 max
Manganese 0.35 max
Nickel Balance
Silicon 0.35 max

0.01 max


  • Principal Design Features
    This is a lower carbon version of commercially pure (99%) nickel. The      material does contain minor amounts of other elements, totaling less than 1%.

  • Applications :
    Electronic components, applications where spinning to form the product is especially desired. Chemical corrosion resistance in caustic solutions.

  • Mechanical Data :

    Form Plate
    Condition Hot Rolled
    Temper 70
    Tensile Strength  60
    Yield Strength 23
    Elongation 48
    Form Plate
    Condition Hot Rolled Annealed
    Temper 70
    Tensile Strength 60
    Yield Strength 23
    Elongation 50

  • Forms & shapes :
    Wire, Sheet, Plate, Strip, Round Bars, Hexagonal, Flats, Square, Angle, Channel, Blanks, Tubes, Billets, Pipes, Pipe Fittings, Forging Rings, Special Shape Forgings, Fasteners Etc.

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