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The Latest in Overlay Technology Well-Suited for Sliding-Wear Environments

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The SSAB Hardox Wearparts network of more than 200 service centers, located in 65 countries, now offers the Duroxite line of overlay products—abrasion-resistant materials designed to be deposited on top of mild steel or SSAB’s Hardox wear plate to create a wear-resistant compound material. The Duroxite overlay works especially well in sliding-wear environments where small, hard materials are processed—such as coal with high quartz content. It also plays an important role as a wear-resistant material in high-temperature environments.

“Customers can expect ideal wear properties and long service life from Duroxite,” says Gregoire Parenty, head of SSAB Services. “It’s a natural choice for many industries, such as mining, cement production and handling, and coal-fired power generation.”

Duroxite overlay products are delivered with wear properties guaranteed throughout the plate down to 75 percent of the overlay thickness, as opposed to just the surface of the overlay. The remaining 25 percent of overlay is the transition layer necessary to maintain good bonding to the base plate. An optimal carbide composition ensures homogenous bonding between the base metal and overlay, adding to the high wear resistance and long service life.

SSAB, Hardox Wearparts: www.duroxite.com; www.hardoxwearparts.com