AMETEK sees rise in demand for High Purity Nickel Strip

23 September 2020

Specialty metal strip and wire manufacturer, AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), is not letting the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic affect its operations. The business is reporting increased levels of global demand for its high purity nickel strip products across a number of sectors. AMETEK SMP’s precision nickel strip is engineered for critical battery connector applications in the oil and gas, defense, aerospace, electronics, and medical markets. 

Customers have reported high levels of satisfaction with the pure nickel strip, thanks to its excellent electrical conductivity. SMP uses wrought powder metallurgy to custom-make the strip, achieving a 99.98% purity, which delivers 15-20% higher conductivity than traditional cast strip materials and therefore greater power transmission in batteries.

Matthew Lappen, Sales & Marketing Director for Strip Products at AMETEK SMP, says, “We are thrilled with the interest that our high purity nickel strip products have received from customers across the world. Despite the interruptions caused by COVID-19, we are encouraged by the demand and are proud of our teams for rising to the challenge to fulfil customers’ expectations.”

Courtesy of AMETEK.