Tata Steel to introduce new plate product in North America with Steel Warehouse

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 11:20:34 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

Tata Steel announced it is introducing a new high-strength, abrasion-resistant steel plate product in North America in partnership with Steel Warehouse, Tata’s distribution partner in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

In a press release, Tata said the new hot-rolled Valast 450 is “ideally suited for use on heavy equipment used in the mining, agriculture, construction, refuse and recycling industries,” and has advantages compared to conventional abrasion-resistant plate-steel products.

The Valast rolled steel will be offered in lighter gauges and tighter tolerances than plate, allowing for lightweighting and cost savings. A low-alloy steel suitable for welding, Valast also will be available in widths of up to 81 inches. Steel Warehouse also plans to introduce autogeneous laser welding at its production facilities to provide Valast in custom widths and lengths.

In the United States, Steel Warehouse has facilities in Calvert, Alabama; Osceola, Arkansas; Rock Island, Illinois; Portage and South Bend, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Chattanooga and Memphis, Tennessee; Houston, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company also has facilities in Monterrey, Mexico, and Paulinia, Brazil.

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