Sandvik, a developer and producer of stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, announced on August 26 launching its Sanicro 35. The company said that this grade of stainless steel bridges the performance gap between stainless steels and higher cost nickel alloys.
Designed for extremely corrosive environments and seawater applications, the company said it is ideal for heat exchangers and hydraulic and instrumentation tubing. The new alloy features high mechanical yield strength, superior corrosion-resistance and excellent structural stability.
"Sanicro 35 is a unique, high performance alternative to existing duplex and austenitic stainless steel grades and more expensive nickel alloys. It offers a cost-efficient choice for minimising risk and extending production lifecycles when battling corrosion in demanding environments," said Martin Holmquist, Business Development Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology.
"Because of its versatile properties, Sanicro 35 is an "all-in-one" instrumentation tubing grade. Distributors can streamline inventories by using Sanicro 35 to replace most other special grades, including 6Mo, Alloy 825 and Alloy 625," said Andreas Furukrona, Global Product Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology in a press release announcing the availability of the stainless steel.