NLMK introduces new steel sizes
Belgian steel producer NLMK Clabecq is expanding its range of high quality engineering steels. Both the Quard and Quend steel products are being offered in a wider range of thicknesses than previously. A spokesperson for the firm said, “We are expanding the size range and thickness range.” The firm’s Quard product offers abrasion resistance and suits duties in areas that suffers high wear rates, such as for dump truck bodies. Meanwhile the Quend product is a high yield strength steel that is aimed at structural applications, such as for use in crane or concrete pump booms. The new thicknesses and widths being made available depend upon the grade of the steel however. Several major manufacturers now use NLMK as a preferred supplier due to the high quality of the steel, both for structural and wear protection applications. The quality of the firm’s steel products is said to be very high according to the firm and the spokesperson added, “Our steel is easier to bend and cut so customers don’t waste so much time in preparation for fabrication.”
The new 3.2mm thickness Quard product is now in production at the firm’s Belgian rolling plant and will open up the range of applications available to this product. Suiting duties in wear protection, the 3.2mm thickness product will allow manufacturers to build long lasting, durable fabrications for a wider array of equipment and applications than was previously available.