Our longstanding partner NLMK has developed an innovative product – a new grade of high-strength steel. It can fully replace imported steel in the automotive and metalworking industries.
Products made from the new steel are notable for high durability and lightweight. NLMK has delivered the first batch of the new metal to Specta. It will be used to manufacture steel strap used for packaging large-capacity cargo: hot- and cold-rolled steel, pipes, etc. The new steel is 1.5x stronger than its closest counterparts.
According to the developers, the high durability of such straps must combine with ductility. Straps made of this material can withstand higher dynamic loads, which is critical for Specta.
“We are pleased that NLMK’s metal will also be used in our packaging. For NLMK, cooperation with the Specta Group VolgaStrap division is an important experience in developing customer focus and adapting to current market demands,” said Ilya Gushchin, NLMK Group VP for Sales.
“Thanks to our innovative quality system, Specta steel packaging straps have earned the trust of many customers. We supply steel straps to all leading steelmaking companies in the CIS. We also have a strong market position in the Middle East, Europe and North America. NLMK Group has greatly contributed to our success. NLMK Group and Specta have a long-standing relationship, with systematic development programmes and collaborations in advancing new materials. It’s a win-win strategy for NLMK, Specta, and, most importantly, our Russian and international customers,” said Erik Helin, Specta Group CEO.
For more information about the new steel, read NLMK’s press release: