Outokumpu bar operations in the US receive LCS approval for aerospace

Outokumpu Oyj
Press release
August 31, 2017 at 9.00 am EET

Outokumpu announced today that it has received Pratt & Whitney’s LCS (laboratory control at source) approval for its bar products manufactured in its Richburg mill in South Carolina. LCS is the system that validates the testing and control of specified materials and processes used in Pratt &Whitney’s aerospace products. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.

“We are very pleased that our bar products have been validated by Pratt & Whitney which demonstrates the quality of both our material and its production processes. This approval opens doors for Outokumpu as a supplier of high-performance stainless steel bar in the demanding and growing aerospace market,” says Bob Beatty, head of Outokumpu bar operations in Richburg, SC.

Outokumpu serves the North American market through its key service center partners. The company has a strong reputation in the market as a premium producer of high performance bars with unique knowhow in stainless steel applications and material performance.

Outokumpu has over a century of experience in creating efficient, long-lasting, and recyclable stainless steels. Our global offering includes quality-critical long products for equipment, buildings and infrastructure projects. Our Long Products sites are located in the US, the UK, and Sweden and are known for their high quality products, flexibility, and world-class delivery performance. Read more about Outokumpu Long Products’ offering at www.outokumpu.com/longproducts.

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Outokumpu Group

Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable – thus building a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel, invented a century ago, is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy and medical equipment: it is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu employs some 10,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.  www.outokumpu.com      outokumpu.com/stainless-news      choosestainless.outokumpu.com