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Stainless Steel Water Pipes
in New York's Plaza Hotel

Stainless Steel Water Pipes

Nickel-containing stainless steel (S31600 and S31603) water pipes offer lightweight, durable design solutions for distributing potable waters in buildings.  Benefits include: corrosion resistance, good strength and ductility, ease of fabrication, ready availability, and full recyclability.

Photo by Robert Lowell, for Nickel Institute


Stainless Steel Couplings

Stainless Steel Couplings

Thin-walled stainless steel connections offer excellent corrosion resistance and help to reduce water leakage at critical joints in potable water distribution systems.

Photo by Robert Lowell, for Nickel Institute


Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Battery Recycling

About 3% of annual primary nickel production goes to making rechargeable batteries.  At end of life, these batteries are usually returned to point of sale and transported to a recycling plant, such as this one in the U.S.A., to recover the valuable nickel.  Read more about nickel in batteries

Photo by Tim Pelling, for Nickel Institute


Chrysler Building, New York City

Chrysler Building

Built in 1930, this icon of the twentieth century classical and romantic tradition was the first large, high-profile, stainless-steel application in the world.  Located att 405 Lexington Ave., it features S30200 stainless steel arches pictured here.

Photo by Tim Pelling, for Nickel Institute


Chrysler Building, New York City

Chrysler Building

Six stainless steel arches at the top of this historic landmark building represent hubcaps and the stainless steel gargoyles represent Chrysler hood ornaments.

Photo by Tim Pelling, for Nickel Institute


Chrysler Building, New York City

Chrysler Building

Shortly after their development, austenitic stainless steels became the preeminent material for projecting a progressive, modern image through architecture.  The Chrysler Building, built in 1930, was one of the first.

Photo by Tim Pelling, for Nickel Institute

'Cloud Gate' Sculpture, by Anish Kapoor, Millenium Park, Chicago

Cloud Gate

Mirror finished stainless steel (S31600, containing 12% nickel) was used to create this spectacular sculpture in a high-traffic area of downtown Chicago.

Photo by Tom Ready, for Nickel Institute


Commercial Kitchen

Commercial Kitchen

Nickel-containing stainless steels have become a favourite material in commercial and domestic kitchens.  The hygienic and durable material is used in many food and beverage applications because its smooth surface is easily cleaned and it can withstand the aggressive chemicals that are used for cleaning and sterilization.

Photo by Tim Pelling, for Nickel Institute


Commercial Kitchen

Commercial Kitchen

Nickel-containing stainless steel has largely replaced other materials in commercial kitchens as they are heat-resistant, less easily damaged and can be kept scrupulously clean.

Photo by Tim Pelling, for Nickel Institute


Nickel-Chromium Plated Automotive Wheels

Nickel-Chromium Plated Automotive Wheels

Electroplating of nickel and then chromium onto surfaces such as these car wheels creates bright finishes that are smooth and durable.

Photo by Tim Pelling, for Nickel Institute


Nickel Electroforming

Nickel Electroforming

Nickel, electroformed onto a mandrel, meets the highly demanding manufacturing conditions needed to make millions of polycarbonate CDs and DVDs in high-speed injection molding machines.

Photo by Louie Palu, for Nickel Institute


Pharmaceutical Dryer

Pharmaceutical Dryer

The burgeoning pharmaceutical industry is increasingly using process equipment, such as this product dryer, made of nickel-containing stainless steel.

Photo by Carroll McCormick, for Nickel Institute


Body Piercing Jewellery

Body Piercing Jewellery


Concrete Pier, Progreso, Mexico

Progreso Pier


Rusted Carbon Steel Rebar

Rusted Carbon Steel Rebar


Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China


Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China


Stainless Steel Scrap

Stainless Steel Scrap

It is estimated that about 80% of end-of-life nickel-containing products are recycled.  A large percentage of the nickel that is recycled by society is achieved through the recycling of stainless steel, as pictured here.

Photo by Tim Pelling, for Nickel Institute


Stainless Steel Sink

Stainless Steel Sink

The formability characteristics of nickel-containing stainless steel provides great versatility for the design of kitchen sinks.  Double bowls, integral draining boards, etc. are a great convenience compared to earlier sinks.


Stainless Steel Water Pipes

Stainless Steel Water Pipes


Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan


Buried Stainless Steel Water Pipe

Buried Water Pipes


Welding Stainless Steel

Welding Stainless Steel