Start of Co-operation between Sandvik Materials Technology and ThyssenKrupp VDM on Zirconium Products

Sandvik Materials Technology, a world-leading manufacturer of high value-added products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys and ThyssenKrupp VDM, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Nickel and Cobalt alloys, Titanium and other high-performance materials, are pleased to announce that they have agreed on a co-operation on production and sales of Zirconium products starting with immediate effect.

30.  September  2010

Sandvik Materials Technology with its many years of experience in the Zirconium business offers already a wide range of Zirconium products including seamless tubes and pipes that can now be combined with sheets and plates produced by ThyssenKrupp VDM. ThyssenKrupp VDM uses Sandvik ingots to produce the sheets and plates in their German works. Both companies are expecting a great potential by combining sales efforts in order to enable supply of complete product packages to serve customers with a tailor-made set of Zirconium products in a wide range of dimensions. Both companies rely on their outstanding metallurgical expertise and their own global distribution networks to meet rising customer demands.

Zirconium is in many corrosive environments the ideal choice from both technical and economical point of view with regard to the price/life time relation. Zirconium is resistant in most organic acids, mineral acids as well as in strong alkaline and saline solutions. Typical applications are reactor vessels, columns, heat exchangers, coolers, condensers and piping systems in the production of urea, acetic acid, formic acid, nitric acid and methyl methacrylate.

More details on the Zirconium products provided can be taken from the product brochures now available from both companies. Please refer to the respective websites:

For direct contact please visit our stands on the ITA`s Titanium conference in Orlando from October 3 to 6, 2010.

Sandvik Materials Technology is a world-leading manufacturer of high value-added products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys, and of medical implants, steel belt-based systems and industrial heating solutions. The Sandvik Group is a global high technology enterprise with 44,000 employees in 130 countries. Sandvik’s operations are concentrated on three core businesses: Sandvik Tooling, Sandvik Mining and Construction and Sandvik Materials Technology – areas in which the group holds leading global positions in selected niches.

ThyssenKrupp VDM (Werdohl) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-performance materials; nickel alloys, special stainless steels, Zirconium and Titanium mill products. Since 80 years ThyssenKrupp VDM is supplying plate & sheet, rod & bar, billet, strip and wire. Its main customers are in the plant engineering, energy, oil, gas, electrical, electronics, automotive and aerospace industries. The company has production facilities in Werdohl, Altena, Unna, Siegen and Essen. It also has two plants in the USA and a global sales and distribution network.


Erik Walner
ThyssenKrupp AG
Corporate Center Communications, Strategy & Technology
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