Swedish toolmaker Sandvik has launched a new stainless steel grade, Sanicro 35, to bridge the price gap between expensive nickel alloys and stainless steel.
The company’s announcement on Thursday claimed that the new grade can replace various non-magnetic grades such as 6Mo alloys, Alloy 825, and Alloy 625. It can also be applied in heat exchangers and hydraulic instruments. Sanicro 25 tubes can bend up to 65 degrees without cracking, the European steel tools maker noted.
Martin Holmquist, Sandvik Materials Technology’s business development manager, said that the new alloy grade is a cost-efficient substitute for expensive nickel alloys while being able to handle corrosive environments and extreme conditions. He added that it is intended for use in extended production lifecycles.