Nital Etch, 2%, 500 mL


8 or more $54.88 each


2% Nital Etch is a metallographic etchant for micro-etching mild steel, carbon steel, low alloy steel, cast iron, and tool steel. It provides an optimum etching rate and is safe to store. This formula is listed in ASTM E 407 as formula number 74 “Nital”. Made with ACS reagent grade chemicals.

User Instructions:

Immerse or swab the polished surface few seconds to a minute. Keep the lid tightly closed after each use to avoid alcohol evaporation.

Product Applications:

  • Darken martensite.
  • Attack ferrite and outlines ferrite boundaries.
  • Will not attack austenite or carbides.
  • Enhance the carbide/matrix interfaces.
  • Show grain size, grain flow, and alloy segregation banding.
  • Reveal hardened case, white layer, and decarburization layer.


Nalgene® Leakproof Bottle, HDPE.


California Proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains methanol which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive harm.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 4.4 × 3.5 × 6.5 in
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