Sandvik (Sandvik Materials Technology) has appointed Langley Alloys as its preferred partner for the distribution of duplex and super duplex stainless steels to the UK market.
Both companies share a proud history in the development and supply of high-performance stainless steels; Langley Alloys developed the original high-strength super duplex Ferralium® in the 1970’s and Sandvik-developed Sandvik SAF 2507™ super duplex alloy during the mid-1980’s. As a result, the partners have gained valuable insight into the performance and specification of such alloys in many demanding applications.
Steve Cowen, Senior Sales Executive for Sandvik said “We continuously review the routes-to-market for our products. In this case the opportunity to partner more closely with Langley Alloys presented itself. Their customer relationships and technical know-how makes them an ideal partner to distribute our high-performance duplex and super duplex stainless steels.”
In addition to Sandvik SAF 2507™, the partnership will also focus on Sanmac™ 2205 duplex stainless steel. The new generation of Sanmac™ stainless steels helps to reduce tool wear and increase cutting speeds, providing machine shops with productivity improvements and significant cost reductions per produced item. By carefully controlling the non-metallic inclusions in Sanmac™ steels such as sulphides to encourage easier machining, Sanmac™ steels contain oxide inclusions that improve chip breaking and reduce tool wear.
Chris Halliday, Managing Director of Langley Alloys added “By partnering with world-class producers such as Sandvik, we are able to extend the depth of our alloy stock range. We are perhaps best-known for our unique trademark alloys such as Ferralium® and Hiduron®, but the Sandvik partnership for duplex and super duplex stainless steels allows us to offer high-quality products, fully certified by the likes of Norsok, with a competitive price and availability.”
Sandvik SAF 2507 and Sanmac are registered trademarks of Sandvik Intellectual Property AB and Ferralium and Hiduron are registered trademarks of Langley Alloys Ltd.
For more information about the partnership or any of the products that we supply, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our expert team today.
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