For the first time, Tata Steel says it is offering an abrasion resistant strip steel product, Valast® 450. The new product enhances Tata Steel’s offer to longstanding customers including global manufacturers of mining equipment, “who now have a dependable technical partner in Tata Steel, as well as a dependable product.” Tata says Valast® 450 provides superior surface quality when compared with conventional abrasion resistant plate products in ‘as rolled’ condition. Rolled at Tata Steel’s state-of-the-art facility in IJmuiden, The Netherlands, and ‘cut to length’ on some of Europe’s most powerful decoilers in Maastricht and South Wales, Valast “offers consistent dimensional tolerances, flatness and an outstanding quality finish.” “Due to Valast’s superb quality, the product yields reduced rejection rates, resulting in greater production efficiency for manufacturers. As a strip product, Valast can also be cut to any length required by manufacturers, while also being offered in the greatest width of any strip – up to 2 m. This greater level of customisation helps manufacturers achieve better nesting, in turn reducing wastage and improving efficiency. Valast’s greater dimensions al...