Clean and Efficient Drug Manufacturing

Nickel-containing alloys are the materials of choice for the bio-pharmaceutical industry

G.E. Coates - November 30, 2010

Stainless steel 316L (S31603) has traditionally been the workhorse for bio-pharmaceutical production equipment and is likely to remain the dominant alloy in this industry. However, changes in regulatory and performance requirements during the past 15 years have led to the increasing use of more corrosion-resistant
nickel-containing alloys for process equipment.

The super-austenitic stainless steels, commonly referred to as the 6% molybdenum family (for example UNS N08367 or S31254) and the nickel base alloys of the nickel-chromium-molybdenum ā€œCā€ family (e.g. UNS N10276 or N06022) are now the most common high-performance alloys used in the bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

Read Online

Download the PDF

Current Issue

Volume 29-2 : Game changers

Disruptive technologies in manufacturing, transportation, energy and sport

Nickel Magazine : Disruptive technologies in manufacturing, transportation, energy and sport

Feature Story:
Driving to lower carbon living
Tesla Motors and the driving force behind it, Elon Musk, have captured the attention of the world. Tesla is taking a 20th century idea and shows every sign of turning it into a disruptive force in the automotive world in the 21st century. The man and the machine collectively constitute a game changer, for which nickel is essential.

Download the PDF in:

Read Online: