ABOUT THE NICKEL INSTITUTE Nickel Institute (NI) is the global association of the world's primary nickel producers who together account for approximately 85% of worldwide annual nickel production outside China. Our mission is to promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate appliions. NI grows and supports markets for new and
In fact, nickel is so important that nickelcontaining grades make up 75% of stainless steel production. The bestknown of these are Type 304, which has 8% nickel and Type 316, which has 11%. Nickel provides these properties by changing the crystal structure of steel to an austenitic (facecentred cubic crystal) structure at almost all temperatures.