Nichrome 80 (UNS N06003 / W.Nr. 2.4869) is a nickel-chromium resistance alloy for operating temperatures up to 1200℃. It has highly corrosion resistance and lower coefficient of resistance than other heater element alloys. Nichrome 80 is the most ideal resistance heating alloy.

Equivalent Grades

Nikrothal 80
Resistohm 80
80Ni-20CrN06003NiCr80 202.4869NCHW1

Chemical Composition, %

Nichrome 80≤0.080.75-1.60≤0.60≤0.020≤0.01520.0-23.0Bal≤0.50≤1.00

Mechanical Properties (RT, Annealed)

Tensile Strength, Rm/MPaElongation, A/%
Dia. >3.00mm (Wire)
Thk. >0.20mm (Strip)
Dia. 0.10-3.00mm (Wire)
Thk. ≤0.20mm (Strip)

Physical Properties

Max Working Temp., Melting Point, Density, g/cm3Resistivity, μΩ·m 20℃Specific Heat, J/(g•K)Thermal Conductivity, W/(m•K) 20℃Average Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,α×10-6/℃ 20-1000℃Micrographic StructureMagnetic Properties

 Life Test

Test Temperature, ℃Continuous Service Time Hours, ℃

 Temperature Factor of Resistivity


Available Products and Specifications

Rod, Bar, Wire and ForgingsGB/T 1234-2012, ASTM B344-01, DIN 17470-1984, GOST 12766.1-1990, GOST 12766.3-1990, GOST 12766.4-1990, GOST 12766.5-1990, JIS C2520-1999,
Plate, Sheet and StripGB/T 1234-2012, ASTM B344-01, DIN 17470-1984, GOST 12766.2-1990, JIS C2520-1999
Pipe and Tube
Welding Product
OthersGOST 10994


  • Great ductility
  • Excellent workability and weldability under high temperature
  • High and stable resistivity
  • Surface oxidation resistance
  • Sufficient high temperature strength
  • Working temperature up 1200℃


Nichrome 80 is used for electric heating elements in home appliances and industrial furnaces.

  • Electrical parts and electronic components
  • Electric heating elements (home & industrial use)
  • Industrial furnaces up to 1200℃
  • Heating cables, mats and cords
  • Flat irons
  • Ironing machines
  • Water heaters
  • Plastic moulding dies
  • Soldering irons
  • Metal sheathed tubular elements and cartridge elements
  • Braking resistors