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Nickel: a tale of two technologies

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Nickel: a tale of two technologies

The processes for smelting copper and aluminium are fundamentally the same as they were a hundred years ago. True, the processes have been massively refined over the intervening years, and efficiencies enhanced by computerisation, but the changes that have taken place have generally been incremental and had only a small impact on supply dynamics.