Sandvik sponsors and brings ‘next generation’ materials to Stainless Steel World

Sandvik is among the sponsors of the upcoming Stainless Steel World (SSW) Conference & Exhibition 2017 in Maastricht, The Netherlands (November 28-30), one of the world’s most important events relating to the manufacture and use of corrosion resistant stainless steels and other corrosion resistant alloys.

Sandvik has its largest-ever presence at SSW 2017 which this year celebrates its jubilee 10th Edition. Four presentations will be given by specialists from throughout Sandvik’s global organization. It has membership in the conference’s prestigious International Steering Committee, and will Chair a conference on High Temperature applications.

“We are very proud to sponsor and be so closely involved with SSW 2017. Attendees can learn about the significant operational advantages of Sandvik’s hydraulic and instrumentation (H&I) tubing. Also, our hyper-duplex stainless steels which Sandvik regards as being the ‘next generation’ in stainless steels,” said Hans Boudewijn, Sandvik’s Regional Sales Director for Benelux, France & Iberia.

Visitors to Sandvik’s stand No. 36, in the North Hall (N. 165), can learn how its high quality H&I tubing is supplied in a comprehensive range of corrosion-resistant stainless steels for safe, uninterrupted operation in some of the world’s toughest applications. They are also encouraged to share their opinions on issues and improvements for the manufacturing and use of corrosion resistant stainless steels via a digital iPad survey.

Specialists will be on hand to talk about hyper duplex stainless steels with superior anti-corrosion properties that withstand extreme conditions for longer periods. On Tuesday, November 28, Sandvik will give a presentation on the advantages of hyper-duplex Sandvik SAF 2707 HD™ versus expensive nickel steels, high alloys and other duplex alloys.

Bernardo Siza Viera, Technical Marketing for Sandvik, Portugal, will deliver the talk. He said: “Traditional nickel alloys are struggling to cope with increasing performance and create higher overall equipment costs. Hyper-duplex Sandvik SAF 2707 HD is a response to these demands and is operationally proven to be more cost-effective in the long-term.”

Sandvik SAF 2707 HD is designed for easier fabrication and welding. This will be explained further in a presentation, ‘The Benefits of Hyper-Duplex and How to Weld It’ by Gerrit Sasse, Technical Marketing Specialist, Sandvik, Germany, also on the Tuesday.

Barinder Ghai, Regional Technical Marketing Manager, EMEA, from Sandvik’s UK operations will join SSW 2017’s International Steering Committee. He will also Chair the High Temperature conference on Thursday, November 30, 11.00am to 12.30pm.

“This is a valuable opportunity for specialists to discuss all the key issues – relating to new grades, design and standards, safety, quality control, sustainability and achieving higher efficiency with next generation materials,” said Barinder Ghai.

Sandvik’s expert presence at SSW 2017 will be rounded off by two further presentations. One on achieving a higher strength super-duplex composition through advanced high deposition and overlaying welding techniques; and another on a new powder metallurgy for improved strength and higher corrosion resistance.

In addition to its SSW 2017 activities, Sandvik invites materials professionals to expand their knowledge further by joining its new LinkedIn group, called Advanced Seamless Tubing. Practitioners share their experiences and Sandvik specialists offer expert advice on everything from the selection of materials to problem solving.

LinkedIn users can request to join the Advanced Seamless Tubing group by visiting

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