NiCr 60 15
UNS N06004
Werkstoff – Nr. 2.4867
DIN 17470 / 17471
Common trade names: NiCr60/15, Ni60Cr15, Chromel C, N6, Nikrothal 6, Nikrothal 60, Cronifer II, Alloy C.

NiCr 60 15 (2.4867) is an austenitic nickel-chromium alloy (NiCr alloy) for use at temperatures up to 1150°C. The precision chromium-nickel alloy 60/15 is characterized by high resistivity, good oxidation resistance and very good form stability. It has good ductility after use and excellent weldability.

Chemical composition

Iron Fe Bal. Nickel Ni 57.0-60.0% Chromium Cr 14.0-18.0% Silicon Si 1.0-1.7% Manganese Mn 1.0% Carbon C 0.10%

Physical properties

Density at
at 20°C
Melting point,
Max continuous
operating temperature
in air, °C
Magnetic properties
8.2 g/cm3 1.11(1.13)* microhm-m 1390 1150 The material is slightly magnetic
*Electrical resistivity 1.11 Ω mm2/m corresponds to an Oxidized Annealed condition
Electrical resistivity 1.13 Ω mm2/m corresponds to a Bright Annealed condition

Mechanical properties

NiCr 60 15
wire, mm
Yield strength
Rp0.2 (MPa)
Tensile strength
Rm (MPa)
A %
Hardness Hv
1.0 370 730 35 180
4.0 300 700 30 160

Product forms

Product Size, mm Condition of supply
wire 0.2 – 12.0 bright annealed
bar 5.0 – 60.0 hot finished
cold finished
bright turned
bright annealed
strip Thickness 2.5 – 5.0
Width 20 – 100
cold finished
bright annealed
stranded wire 2.5 – 3.0 hard


NiCr 60 15 (2.4867) is used for electric heating element materials in domestic appliances. Typical applications are metal sheathed tubular elements used in, for example, hot plates, grills, toaster ovens and storage heaters. The alloys 6015 is also used for suspended coils in air heaters in clothes dryers, fan heaters, hand dryers.
  • high-resistance and potentiometer resistors.
  • electric heating elements (home & industrial use).
  • industrial furnaces up to 1100°C.

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NiCr 6015 datasheet. Download(286KB)