Special Metals


Architectural Monel Featured in Multiple Trade Publications.

Date Published: Oct 26, 2020

Architectural Monel Featured in Multiple Trade Publications.

A graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York, James E. Churchill, has recently published two articles in the renowned Advanced Materials & Processes magazine of ASM International and JOM, the magazine of the Journal of Metals.

Based on an award winning thesis, Decorative Monel: Historical Intent, Weathering and Analysis, the first article, Historic Monel, is split into two parts: The Production and Processes of the International Nickel Company into World War II (September 2020 issue of AM&P Vol. 178 No. 6) and Testing and Analysis of Atmospheric Corrosion Products, to be released digitally in mid-November.

The second article, Architectural Monel: Modernism, Counter-Modernism, and the "Aesthetic of Patina" (October 2020 issue of JOM  Vol. 72 No. 10) looks into modern day preservation practice and considers the value of artistic integrity and intention on restoration of historic metalwork.

Special Metals hold the trademark to Monel, a nickel copper alloy, discovered by the future president of the International Nickel Company, Robert C. Stanley in 1905 and sold to the corporation through the purchase of Inco Alloys International in 1998.