SSAB introduces Hardox 600 Hardox Wearparts services and its new structural steel Strenx to the Ceme

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Hardox and Strenx to transform service life, operational costs and equipment efficiency through usage in different applications within the cement and concrete industries

DUBAI, UAEMay 22, 2016PRLog — Leading Nordic and US-basedhigh quality steel manufacturer, SSAB recently held a roadshow in the UAE to introduce the latest from their indigenous product lines,Hardox and Strenx, to customers in the region. With informative seminars being organized across Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Al Ain, SSAB presented key enhancements and advantages that different grades of Hardox steel bring to the cement, concrete and crusher industries. Well attended by fleet, maintenance and operations personnel, the events also gave insights on SSAB’s Strenx product line, which is a high performance steel used in the marine and construction industry.

Globally recognized for hardness, toughness and weldability (workshop friendliness) , Hardox is a family of abrasion resistant steel grades withapplication ranging from demolition tools, mining and quarry equipment to industrial machineryand usage in other wear-intensive environments. According to SSAB, Hardox 600 provides about 600% greater service life than mild steel (or 3 times longer than the famous Hardox 450)in iron ore mining environments, and a 500 to 600 percentage improvement over mild steel when working with waste rocks. Apart from this, itssuperior impact toughness and guaranteed hardness through thickness also play an essential role in increasing product life, while enhancing operational efficiency. The Hardox range is also workshop friendly, and is easily machinable, bendable and weldable, and is available in the form of bars and tubes.

Cement industry is another key area where the Hardox range can add significant value. Specifically, Hardox 600 is highly suited for various cement industry applications such as the mould for concrete bricks, feeders and hoopers, chutes, hammers and louvre rings. With high impact toughness and greater cost efficiency, the Hardox 600 product line can help cement manufacturers reduce downtime and improve profitability.

“We are really excited to bring SSAB’s innovative product range spearheaded by the Hardoxproduct set, to the UAE. The response to our roadshow has been enthusiastic, and we are confident that attendees got a really good overview on how Hardox and Strenx can add value in their industries and applications. Held over four days, the seminars were interactive and the positive feedback from existing customers was encouraging too. As an organization, we are really focused on customer satisfaction and I am sure that Hardox 600 and Strenx 700, supported by our localHardoxWearparts service team will greatly help the region’s cement, concrete and crusher organizations in driving efficiency and profitability,” said Ozgur Yalcin, Area Sales Manager Middle East, SSAB.

SSAB’s product lines are supported locally by UAE-based Hardox Wearparts service center, which helps in building customized solutions and supporting customers’ applications with dedicated after sales and maintenance requests when using Hardox or Strenx plates.

About SSAB

SSAB is a Nordic and US based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in more than 50 countries, and production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has a secondary listing on the Nasdaq OMX in Helsinki.http://www.ssab.com/

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