Outokumpu’s stainless steel grade expertise, coupled with the wide range of products, enhance the performance of the chemical and pharmaceutical producers with utmost safety.
The tens of thousands of chemicals in the world present a multitude of challenges for materials. Over decades of providing for the needs of the production, transportation and storage of chemicals, Outokumpu has amassed a wealth of knowledge to serve the chemical and pharmaceutical industries with an unmatched range of stainless steel products and services. Outokumpu is equipped to handle requirements from mass to small-scale production − from the needs of utility companies to medicines manufacture.
Outokumpu’s technical experts can assist chemical and pharmaceutical producers with stainless steel grade selection and training to meet the most extreme conditions and the most exacting requirements on materials. These requirements range from cryogenic applications to elevated temperatures, from highly corrosive environments to high pressure handling, and to securing high purity of final products.
The exacting requirements are met by Outokumpu’s high-performance austenitic and heat-resistant grades, as well as by duplex grades. Duplex grades offer exceptional value for the industry owing to their high strength, which translates into considerable material weight savings. The benefits of Outokumpu’s duplex grades have been discovered by a number of leading storage tank fabricators and owners throughout the world. Outokumpu’s two-metre wide coil brings them additional savings in the form of welding and handling.
Outokumpu’s expertise in chemical storage tanks stems from world leading experience in chemical tankers. More than half of all stainless steel chemical tankers that sail the seas today have been built with stainless steel plate from Outokumpu. The same knowledge of chemicals, their corrosion requirements, and how best to meet these requirements with stainless steel now serve all chemical and pharmaceutical technology providers of the world.