SSAB introduces new structural steel for lifting and advanced structures
by David Fleschen
SSAB is launching new Strenx® 1100 Plus strip steel, which is a hot-rolled, high-strength steel that possesses unique weld properties and delivers outstanding welding and bending performance. Advances in improved weld seam strength for strip steel contribute to lighter, yet stronger equipment with increased performance in the lifting and transportation sectors.
SSAB is exhibiting at Bauma China 2018, Asia’s must-attend event for the construction and mining sectors that takes place November 27-30, 2018, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai. As a global leader in the special steels market, SSAB will showcase its innovations in high-strength steel technology with the launch of Strenx® 1100 Plus strip steel.
Part of the 1100 MPa range of Strenx® performance steels, Strenx® 1100 Plus is a new hot-rolled, high-strength steel that possesses unique weld properties and delivers outstanding welding and bending performance.
Weld weaknesses virtually eliminated
Traditionally, weld seams can represent weak links in the highest grades of structural steels. But with Strenx® 1100 Plus, such weld weaknesses are virtually eliminated because the strength, elongation and impact toughness properties of the welded area meet the minimum guarantees of the base material. The optimal combination of strength and toughness of the welded and heat-affected area offers a major benefit to the design engineering process: the design can be based on the same minimum static strength for the entire application, depending on the design rules.
“We’re thrilled to be introducing Strenx 1100 Plus to the booming APAC region and beyond,” says Magnus Carlsson, Strenx® product manager at SSAB. “Bauma China will be the first international debut for this product, which we believe simply can’t be beat on the market today for any high-performance applications that can benefit from matching strength in the welds. We look forward to continuing to serve markets that quickly develop in advanced designs and technology, such as China and other countries in Asia, and to apply SSAB’s innovations in steel technology to the challenges facing the lifting and transportation sectors.”
Source: SSAB, photo: fotoalia