Nickel tubing are hard and ductile. Nickel tubing are corrosion resistant, but oxidation occurs slowly at room temperature. Titanium Tubing are ferromagnetic at room temperature. About 68% of stainless steel in the world uses nickel for production.
Nickel also plays an important in the development of many plant species. Nickel-cadmium and nickel-metal hydride in hybrid vehicles use nickel. Nickel used for tubing is extracted from iron ore limonite. Approximately 1-2% nickel is extracted from the total weight of iron Ore limonite. Nickel is used for coating chemical equipment and plating for brass. Hydrogenation, metal surface treatment and cathode in batteries use nickel. Many commercial applications such as rechargeable batteries, microphone capsules, coinage, alnico magnets, plumbing and piping make use of nickel. Special alloys like elinvar, permalloy and invar are made using nickel. Nickel helps in increasing tensile strength, ductility and toughness of many alloys. Nickel based alloys have high temperature, as well as heat resistance. Nickel tubing are available in grades such as 201 Nickel Tubing, 200 Nickel Tubing etc.