Linking market-to-microstructure in an era of nano-designed steels
The steel industry is under continuous pressure to improve productivity, enhance steel properties and demonstrate resource-efficiency.
To support their customers in overcoming these challenges, EVRAZ Vanadium has established a new Research and Development department located in their subsidiary East Metals AG, CH-Zug. It will connect the steel industry with research laboratories, technology suppliers, end-users of advanced steels and designated organizations.
EVRAZ Vanadium R&D will also collaborate closely with VANITEC, the producer’s organization for the Vanadium Industry.
A Sustainable and Safer Future
Given the advent of higher-strength steel in response to market-driven needs for lightweight designs; higher working stresses have placed an even greater emphasis on the performance of steel structures.
A strong focus on failure-tolerant steel and fatigue-reliable design is required for the sophistication of modern engineering components and structures.
We are addressing industrial needs such as:
- Improving the fatigue resistance of welded structures
- Improving fire-resistance in steel-framed buildings
- Improved safety and crashworthiness within the transportation industry
Ferrovanadium will play a key role in:
We have conducted extensive research into the various segments and applications that benefit from vanadium-alloyed steels. Our aim has been to identify the most prevalent needs (also known as “pain points”) facing the end-users within each industrial segment and tracing their steel products back to source. The benefit of this holistic approach is that we gain a full understanding, from market to microstructure.
To illustrate this further, we can provide a short example list of market needs that we have identified and are actively engaging with:
Vanadium can be a key enabler for these prevalent needs, which testifies to the immense versatility of this alloying element in the journey towards improved steel products for the future.