Dec 6th 2018

Langley Alloys presents at ValveWorld

Langley Alloys presented at the recent ValveWorld conference held in Dusseldorf on the 27th-29th October 2018. The conference attracted 400 delegates across the three days, in parallel with the main exhibition that hosted more than 650 exhibitors from 40 countries, attended by nearly 12,000 visitors. Our lead Metallurgical Engineer, David Coghill, presented Langley Alloys work […]

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Dec 3rd 2018

How Ferralium supports the Statue of Liberty

In this article, published in Stainless Steel World News – December 2018, the role of Ferralium in the refurbishment of the Statue of Liberty is explored. Constructed in 1886, this iconic structure was suffering badly with galvanic corrosion some 90 years later. The combination of different materials within the statue created almost perfect conditions for […]

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Nov 19th 2018

Deep Hole Borer Commissioned

Langley Alloys are now able to offer deep hole boring from our own facilities. The deep hole boring capability is a perfect complement to our extensive range of solid and hollow bars – providing customers with a greater choice of alloy type, sizes and amounts. Large bores, up to 200mm internal diameter and over 2m in […]

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Oct 29th 2018

PRESS RELEASE – Langley Alloys partners Sandvik in North American market

Sandvik and Langley Alloys Inc extend existing partnership to now serve the USA market for duplex stainless steel solid bars Sandvik (Sandvik Materials Technology) has appointed Langley Alloys as its preferred partner for the distribution of duplex and super duplex stainless steels to the NAFTA region. The companies have been partners in the UK market […]

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Oct 23rd 2018

Langley Alloys presents at Duplex World

Langley Alloys presented at the recent Duplex World conference held in Dusseldorf on the 9th-10th October 2018. Our Business Development Director, Rodney Rice, presented Langley Alloys work on the measurement and understanding of galling resistance. Focusing on an improved test standard, this work highlighted the increased galling resistance of Ferralium 255-SD50 in comparison with other […]

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Sep 24th 2018

Transition to new ISO standard complete

Portland site issued with ISO9001 certification to the new 2015 standard. Following the successful transition of our operations in both Houston and Newcastle (UK) to the updated quality management system, our Portland facility sailed through their audit recently too. The updated 2015 standard puts greater emphasis on leadership engagement, helps business to address both organizational […]

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Sep 18th 2018

Steel specialist Langley Alloys on the up after £2m investment

The Wolstanton business hopes to reach a record turnover of more than £14 million for 2018/19. Global steel supplier Langley Alloys is well on the road to recovery – thanks to a multi-million pound investment over the last two years. Bosses at the Wolstanton business have spent more than £2 million on new equipment and stock, as […]

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Sep 10th 2018

PRESS RELEASE – Hollow Bar co-operation with Sandvik

Sandvik and Langley Alloys Ltd to develop the UK market for duplex and super duplex hollow bar Sandvik (Sandvik Materials Technology) has appointed Langley Alloys as its preferred partner for the distribution of duplex and super duplex stainless steel hollow bars in the UK. The companies have been partners in the UK market since September […]

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Aug 23rd 2018

Successful Update of Quality System

We are pleased to announce the transition of our UK site to the latest version of ISO9001 : 2015, following the successful audit of our operations several months ago. The scope of our approval covers much more than the distribution of high-performance alloy bars, but also the provision of additional (in-house testing), procurement of other […]

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Aug 14th 2018

Hiduron 191 – press release from our archives

We thought you would be interested to see this press release taken from our archives. Published in FLIGHT magazine, in 1969, it announces the launch to market of the Hiduron 191. This variation on the highly-successful Hiduron 130 features a slightly amended composition in order to achieve an improved toughness, albeit compromising the ultimate tensile […]

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Aug 14th 2018

Latest ‘Valve User’ Article

80th Anniversary article in Valve User magazine It was great to see our latest article in the BVAA (British Valve & Actuator Association) ‘Valve User’ magazine. Langley Alloys is pleased to be a member of this association, especially as it helps us to support the industry in which so many of our customers are active. […]

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Aug 14th 2018

Investment in energy-efficient lighting

We have recently invested in the latest LED lighting throughout our UK facility. The latest generation of LED lighting has been used to replace both the office and warehouse lighting. Achieving up to 350Lux, it has resulted in a far brighter and more comfortable office, whilst the warehouse environment has also improved significantly too. This […]

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Jul 17th 2018

Positive Material Identification Proves Its Value

How can you tell a Super Duplex Stainless Steel from an Austenitic Stainless Steel, or a Nickel Alloy from a Copper Alloy when they all largely look the same ?   That’s the problem experienced by many of the organisations in the supply chain. Here, Kathy Stubbs, Group Technical & Quality Manager, outlines Langley Alloys […]

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Jun 29th 2018

Super Duplex Alloys for Demanding Applications

Here at Langley Alloys, we’d like to consider ourselves ‘The Home of Super Duplex’. We have been supplying unique alloys for 80 years and created the world’s first super duplex stainless steel nearly 50 years ago. Ferralium 255® has been further developed since its original invention and has proven to be an incredibly versatile alloy […]

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Jun 26th 2018

Sandvik SAF2507™ for Highly Corrosive Conditions

If your application happens to involve highly corrosive conditions, Sandvik SAF2507™ may be of benefit to you as it is a super duplex stainless steel which boasts a higher chromium, molybdenum and nitrogen content. These elements ensure that it achieves excellent pitting and crevice corrosion resistance, demonstrated by its Pitting Resistance Equivalent Number (PREN) > […]

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Jun 25th 2018

Sanmac™ 2205 for Multiple Applications

At Langley Alloys, we have a particular focus on duplex and super duplex stainless steels, as this family of high-strength corrosion-resistant alloys, including Sanmac™ 2205 duplex stainless steel, are suitable for multiple applications. Sanmac™ 2205 is a superior alternative to earlier, standard 2205 grades, developed specifically to aid machinability through the control of inclusion type […]

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Jun 25th 2018

Multi-purpose Ferralium® from Langley Alloys Ltd

Ferralium ® is a super duplex stainless steel created by Langley Alloys and most typically supplied in the hot worked and annealed condition. At Langley Alloys, we have a proud history behind us which can still be seen today as we continue to supply unique products for demanding applications. We were founded in 1938, and […]

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May 11th 2018

New Sales Manager for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeroen Bierbooms as our Sales Manager for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Jeroen joins us from his previous purchasing role with Flowserve. This gives him an excellent perspective of the metals supply chain, where he was routinely reviewing the product and service offering of companies across Europe, […]

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May 11th 2018

New Sales Manager – UK North

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Heyes as our new Sales Manager for the North of the UK. Craig brings a wealth of experience to the Langley Alloys team, having spent a number of years working with an international company manufacturing bespoke branch fittings and flanges to the Petrochemical and Oil & […]

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Apr 30th 2018

Machining Ferralium 255-SD50 with Coromant Tooling

Langley Alloys was recently approached regarding machining guidelines for Ferralium 255-SD50 by a Portuguese customer. As this high-strength super duplex stainless steel has been widely used for many years, machinists have developed appropriate ‘feed and speed’ settings to handle this alloy, and we also publish guidelines in all our product datasheets. However, for this particular […]

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Jan 5th 2018

Vacancy – Metallurgical Engineer

Langley Alloys , a successful metals distribution business based in Stoke-on-Trent, is looking for a professional, organised and hard-working individual, open to learn and develop with the business. You will be joining a growing team of more than 30 people at our main site as a Metallurgical Engineer. Your role will require you to be […]

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Dec 14th 2017

Langley Alloys now a member of the BVAA

Langley Alloys is pleased to become a member of the British Valve & Actuator Association (BVAA). The BVAA is the leading forum for companies engaged in the design and manufacture of valves and actuators together with their repair, as well as associated supply chain partners. Representing over 200 companies with a combined turnover in excess […]

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Nov 17th 2017

Langley Alloys shortlisted in EEF competition

An image of Langley Alloy’s UK warehouse has been shortlisted in this years Engineering Employers Federation annual photography competition, which is designed to inspire a new image and improved public perception of UK manufacturing using photography. The chosen image captures an aspect of our stock-taking process, undertaken on an annual basis, where every item of material […]

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Nov 1st 2017

Extended range of nickel alloys

Langley Alloys have invested £1.5M in additional stock at our UK site, meaning that we now hold a more complete range of nickel alloys. We are now able to offer a comprehensive stock holding of Alloys 625, 725, 825 and 925, complementing Alloy K500 which has been a mainstay of our range for many years […]

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Oct 18th 2017

When Quality Systems Turn Bad – Kobe Steel

Kobe Steel (www.kobelco.co.jp) has been in the news over the last few days, following revelations that employees have been falsifying data on product certifications. As Japans third largest steelmaker, manufacturing a wide range of steel, copper, aluminium and titanium products, their materials are utilised in such high-profile applications as Boeing jets, Toyota, Nissan and Ford […]

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Sep 29th 2017

Seeking quotations for CNC lathe

Langley Alloys are interested in receiving quotations for a CNC Lathe for our Newcastle under Lyme site. We have, and will continue to use sub-contract partners to provide further machining services. However, to support our growth ambitions and to be able to react more responsively to customer needs, we are exploring the possibility of in-sourcing […]

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Sep 25th 2017

Sandvik & Langley Alloys Ltd partnership to serve the UK for duplex stainless steel bars

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 […]

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Aug 29th 2017

Fermonic 50 (XM-19) saves the day for Lakeview Machine LLC

It’s always nice to receive positive feedback from a customer, in this instance from Jeff Burge at Lakeview Machine LLC. Lakeview Machine required XM-19 stainless steel at short notice. Our version of this alloy, Fermonic 50, which is available in both an annealed and high strength format, is a cornerstone of our stock holding. It’s high strength […]

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Aug 14th 2017

Langley Alloys featured in ‘Stainless Steel Focus’ July ’17 edition

Langley Alloys was featured in the July 2017 edition of ‘Stainless Steel Focus’, a journal for stainless steel specialists.  The article focuses on our recent investment in new saws – the latest Kasto units are optimised for the use of tungsten carbine blades, supporting our investment in greater stocks of nickel alloys. To view the […]

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Jul 14th 2017

Quotations for CNC Lathe / Boring Machine

Langley Alloys are interested in receiving quotations for a CNC Lathe / Boring Machine for our Newcastle under Lyme site. We have, and will continue to use, sub-contract partners to provide further machining services. However, to support our growth ambitions and to ensure that we can react more responsively to customer needs, we are exploring the […]

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