Data Sheet: Standard Nickel Grades

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  • Nickel Alloy Standard Grade Ni200 Ni201 Ni205 Ni205LC

Nickel Alloys: Standard Nickel Grades

Ni 200 Nickel 200 is the most widely used standard grades of commercially available pure wrought Nickel alongwith and Nickel 201. These alloys offer good thermal conductivity, mechanical properties, resistance against many corrosive environments, in particular against caustic alkalis, low electrical resistivity, and good magnetostrictive properties. Nickel 200 is easily workable by forming and drawing.

Ni 201 Nickel 201 is a low carbon variation of Ni200 and has a very low work hardening rate which allows it to be easily cold formed. It also offers better creep resistance and is preferred over Ni200 for applications that experience temperatures over 600°F (315°C).¬†

Ni 205 Nickel 205 is used for applications similar to those of Ni200, but mostly where higher purity and conductivity are required. Nickel 205 is produced by compositional adjustments to Ni200 chemistry. These adjustments help in improving properties needed for electrical and electronic applications.


Alloy British Standard Werkstoff Nr UNS designation
Ni 200/201 BS 3075 (NA11) 2.4060 N 02200/01
Ni 205/205 LC - 2.4061 N 02205

Nominal Chemical Composition (%)

Alloy Ni Mn Fe Si Cu C Ti
Ni 200 Min 99.2 Max 0.30 Max 0.2 Max 0.10 Max 0.20 Max 0.10 Max 0.10
Ni 201 Min 99.2 Max 0.30 Max 0.2 Max 0.10 Max 0.20 Max 0.05 Max 0.10
Ni 205 Min 99.6 Max 0.20 Max 0.2 Max 0.10 Max 0.10 Max 0.05 Max 0.05
Ni 205 LC Min 99.6 Max 0.20 Max 0.2 Max 0.10 Max 0.10 Max 0.02 Max 0.05

Physical Properties (at room temperature)

Alloy Density Thermal 
Thermal Linear
Expansion Coeff.
(20-95 °C)
Electrical Resistivity
at 20°C
g/cm³ W/m K 10-6/K µΩ-cm
Ni 200/201 8.89 70.20 13.3 9
Ni 205/205 LC 8.89 75.00 13.3 8.9

Mechanical Properties (for cold drawn annealed wire)

Alloy Tensile strength
% at L0=100 mm
Min Max Min Max
Ni 200/201 400 550 20 30
Ni 205/205 LC 400 530 20 30

Size Range

Form Dia Width Thickness
mm mm mm
Wire 0.12 - 8.0 - -
Strip - 8 - 100 ≥ 0.10
Ribbon - 0.2 - 0.5 2.0 - 4.0


Nickel 200 and 201 alloys are used as leads for electrical & electronic components & as lead-in-wire components for lamps. They are used in making wire mesh & filters for chemical & petrochemical industry. They are also used in Ni-Cd batteries, for welding overlay, and for making flux cored wires for welding applications.

Ni 205 is typically used for transistor housings, lead wires, anodes for electronic valves, and for making wire mesh and filters for chemical and petrochemical industry.

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