General Description

Nichrome 60, also known as Nikrothal 60, can be used at operating temperatures up to 1000°C. Nichrome 60 has excellent hot strength, good oxidation properties and very good formability. Nichrome 60 has good corrosion resistance except in sulphur containing atmospheres and certain controlled atmospheres. Nichrome 60 can be used as electric heating elements in domestic appliances and furnace applications up to high temperature.

Typical applications for Nichrome 60 are in metal sheathed tubular elements used in grills, toaster ovens, storage heaters, etc and as suspended coils in air heaters used in clothes dryers, fan heaters, hand dryers.

Chemical Composition

Grade C% P% S% Mn% Si% Cr% Ni% Al% Fe%
Nichrome 60 Max 0.08 Max 0.02 Max 0.015 Max 0.6 0.75-1.60 15.0-18.0 55.0-61.0 Max 0.50 Bal.

Physical Properties

Density: 8.2 g/cm3

Max Working Temperature: 1000°C

Melting Point: 1390 °C

Specific Resistance (at 20°C) (µΩ-m): 1.11±0.05

Linear Expansion Coeff. (T=20 – 1000°C) x10-6 : 17.0

Mechanical Properties

Tensile: Min 600 MPa (Dia/Thick>= 3mm)

Elongation: Min 20%


Wire, Rod, Strip/Foil, Stranded Wire, Heating helix coil are available

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