Specialty metal strip and wire manufacturer, AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), is not letting the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic affect its operations. The business is reporting increased levels of global demand for its high purity nickel strip products across a number of sectors. AMETEK SMP’s precision nickel strip is engineered for critical battery connector applications in the electronics, medical, electric vehicles, defense, aerospace, and oil and gas markets. Customers have reported high levels of satisfaction with the pure nickel strip, thanks to its excellent electrical conductivity. SMP uses wrought powder metallurgy to custom-make the strip, achieving a 99.98 percent purity, which delivers 15-20% higher conductivity than traditional cast strip materials and therefore greater power transmission in batteries. The business presented its high purity nickel strip products at the recent International Battery Seminar and Exhibition, held a few weeks ago on a virtually.