What does Monel® mean? Nickel Alloys

Monel is a trademark belonging to Special Metal Inc and applied to a family of nickel – copper alloys. Such is the recognition of the trademark that it is generically used to describe such alloys even if produced by another manufacturer. The most widely used Monel alloys are Alloy 400 (Monel 400, UNS N04400, 2.4360) and Alloy K500 (Monel 500, UNS N05500, 2.4375), the latter of which is a higher-strength alloy. Both are widely used in marine and chemical process industries due to their excellent corrosion resistance in selected mediums.