Jun 11th 2019

Enhanced machinability as standard

Sanmac® is the name given to a family of stainless steels produced by Sandvik with improved machinability, available as both bar and hollow bar. As Sandvik’s preferred distribution partner for duplex and super duplex stainless steels, Langley Alloys are particularly motivated by products which can make the lives of our customers easier.

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May 23rd 2019

Alloy 825

Alloy 825 can perhaps be seen as the entry point when moving from stainless steels to more expensive Nickel alloys. With >40% Ni and >20%Cr content, then it is certainly a step-up in price compared with super duplex alloys. So, why would you specify it ?   Nickel-Iron-Chromium alloys such as Alloy 825, also known as Incoloy […]

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Apr 22nd 2019

Where Duplex Steel is Used in Architecture

Although stainless steel has been used for nearly a hundred years, higher-performance duplex grades have really only been available commercially since the 1980’s. Interestingly, the application of duplex stainless steels by architects, designers and building contractors has gained favour in recent times. It has both practical and aesthetic uses, with many contemporary assemblies using it […]

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Apr 5th 2019

Introduction to Langley Alloys – new brochure

In order to share the full range of our products and services , we are pleased to share our new company brochure. In recent years we have added nickel alloys and stainless steel hollow bars to our stock range, plus the ability to deep hole bore, turn and mill in-house. Our supply partnership with Sandvik […]

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Apr 3rd 2019

Langley Alloys can now offer pipes, fittings and flanges

Although best known as #thehomeofsuperduplex for our bar and plate distribution, Langley Alloys are able to provide a competitive offer for your pipe package requirements, including flanges, fittings and associated components. Making use of our mill partnerships, extensive stocks, in-house inspection, production and expertise, we are well-placed to co-ordinate the supply of packages across all […]

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Mar 28th 2019

Stainless Steel World cover story

Langley Alloys is very pleased to be the feature of this months publication. As the premium publication for anyone involved with corrosion resistant alloys, this is a great platform from which to share our story. The article covers the evolution of Langley Alloys, in particular the increasing activity of our operations in the USA. Our […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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