Hallstahammar, Sweden
Hallstahammar, Sweden

Time filter

Source Type

A charge of -450 million SEK related to the transaction will impact the result for the second quarter 2017. This is primarily impairments related to fixed assets. The cash flow impact from the transaction is expected to be positive. "The divestment of the welding and stainless wire businesses will make Sandvik Materials Technology more focused on its core operations; advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding industries. We will continue to develop our core businesses to ensure long term value creation. A new organizational structure is being created, effective as from 1 July 2017, whereby each product area will be responsible and accountable for the entire value chain and its results. The four new product areas will be Tube, Kanthal, Powder and Strip", says Petra Einarsson, President of business area Sandvik Materials Technology. This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com http://news.cision.com/sandvik/r/sandvik-materials-technology-intends-to-divest-the-welding-and-stainless-wire-businesses,c2267216 The following files are available for download: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sandvik-materials-technology-intends-to-divest-the-welding-and-stainless-wire-businesses-300459101.html


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: www.materialstoday.com

Sandvik’s Wilhelm Haglund Medal for the product developer of the year’ in 2017 has been awarded to Roger Berglund, Bo Jönsson, Thomas Lewin and Krister Wickman from Sandvik Materials Technology for the development of materials that can cope with extreme temperatures. The team developed two materials, Kanthal APM and Kanthal APMT, which resulted in the development of new products and applications. Conventional materials can have excellent oxidization resistance, but a relatively low high-temperature strength, which limits applications in designs with low mechanical load. By using a powder-metallurgical process, the team discovered a method to add billions of small particles to the metal, which can dramatically increase the strength at high temperatures. The combination of characteristics in the new material is therefore completely unique and revolutionary. The material can help enable substantially increased productivity for customers, while helping to dramatically reduce energy consumption. It can be used in heating systems in industrial furnaces, and other demanding applications. ‘The material enables substantially increased productivity for customers, at the same time as helping to dramatically reduce energy consumption. It also reduces maintenance costs and contributes to enhanced safety and a better environment,’ claimed Jönsson. This story is reprinted from material from Sandvik, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: www.materialstoday.com

Sandvik Materials Technology says that it plans to divest the welding and stainless wire parts of its wire operations in order to ‘further consolidate the product portfolio and improve its long term performance.' In 2016 the wire businesses, which are to be divested, generated total annual revenues of about 700 million SEK. Sandvik plans to retain its Kanthal wire business for industrial heating. According to the company, these businesses are regarded as core businesses due to the strong market positions and growth potential. In 2016 operations now transferred into the Kanthal product area had annual revenues of about SEK 800 million. ‘The divestment of the welding and stainless wire businesses will make Sandvik Materials Technology more focused on its core operations; advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding industries,’ said Petra Einarsson, president of Sandvik Materials Technology. ‘We will continue to develop our core businesses to ensure long term value creation. A new organizational structure is being created, effective as from 1 July 2017, whereby each product area will be responsible and accountable for the entire value chain and its results. The four new product areas will be tube, Kanthal, powder and strip.’ This story is reprinted from material from Sandvik, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

Northwest Premium Vaping Products now Available in California Cura Cannabis Solutions, the leading provider of cannabis vape cartridges and oil in Oregon, recently announced the expansion of their high-quality products to the California market. The line features premium oils, concentrates and cannabis products. “We are thrilled to share the Cura brand with our California neighbors,” Cura President Cameron Forni said. “We feel this is the ideal market to take our products to the forefront of the cannabis industry, and plan to integrate the same cooperative approach we use with growers and processors in Oregon. We take pride in knowing that not only will California consumers have access to one of the safest vape cartridges on the market, but the state will also benefit from tax revenue from the sale of our products.” Following the passage of Proposition 64 by California voters in 2016, cannabis has become the fastest-growing industry in the country. The popularity of vaping is here to stay because it contains fewer toxins than smoke, dosage is easy to control, it is more efficient (uses less herb than smoking), and it produces less odor, allowing users to be more discreet. In May 2017, the company will begin offering Select branded CBD (cannabidiol hemp oil) cartridges, which will be produced at a new facility in South East Portland. Select CBD will be available online and at retail locations, and will allow consumers across the country access to Select’s premium vape experience. The Select vape cartridge brand is the top-selling cannabis product in Oregon and provides consumers with the most flavorful, effective, safe and enjoyable vape experience on the market. The Select brand features an American-made Kanthal steel coil, unbleached Japanese organic cotton and pure CO2, and distillate oil extracted from the very finest cannabis. A second brand, Luckey’s Pre-Rolls, grows high-grade cannabis by harvesting only the best buds using no chemicals or additives. Consumers may choose between Indica, Sativa or Hybrid strains. Cura currently operates three facilities in Portland and has grown from a modest 15-person workforce to approximately 125 employees over the past year. Expansion plans for California include a new 10,000 square-foot facility in Sacramento, with plans to open another in Los Angeles. Twenty-five employees will be hired, with a goal of adding 125 more employees by the end of the year. “We have undergone extremely fast growth since we started in 2016 and we attribute it to the fact that consumers absolutely love our product,” stated Nitin Khanna, CEO of Cura. “We are excited to start offering our Select products to savvy Californians who wish to relax or medicate with cannabis. Sales of Select brand products began April 17 in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Residents within those areas should be able to find Select vaping products in most dispensaries within the next month. To learn more about Cura Cannabis Solutions, go to https://curacan.com/. For more information on where to buy, visit http://selectstrains.com/. Cura’s mission is to be the leading provider of cannabis oil to both consumers and premium edible brands in legal US and international markets. Select brand products include: Select CO2 vape cartridges, Select Elite THC Distillate and cannabis terpenes, Select Dabbables and Select CBD, to be launched in May.


News Article | May 3, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

Cura Cannabis Solutions, the leading provider of cannabis vape cartridges and oil in Oregon, recently announced the expansion of their high-quality products to the California market. Cura Cannabis Solutions, the leading provider of cannabis vape cartridges and oil in Oregon, recently announced the expansion of their high-quality products to the California market. The line features premium oils, concentrates and cannabis products. “We are thrilled to share the Cura brand with our California neighbors,” Cura President Cameron Forni said. “We feel this is the ideal market to take our products to the forefront of the cannabis industry and plan to integrate the same cooperative approach we use with growers and processors in Oregon. We take pride in knowing that not only will California consumers have access to one of the safest vape cartridges on the market, but the state will also benefit from tax revenue from the sale of our products.” Following the passage of Proposition 64 by California voters in 2016, cannabis has become the fastest growing industry in the country. The popularity of vaping is here to stay because it contains fewer toxins than smoke, dosage is easy to control, it is more efficient (uses less herb than smoking), and it produces less odor, allowing users to be more discreet. In May 2017, the company will begin offering Select branded CBD (cannabidiol hemp oil) cartridges, which will be produced at a new facility in South East Portland. Select CBD will be available online and retail locations and will allow consumers across the country access Select’s premium vape experience. The Select vape cartridge brand is the top-selling cannabis product in Oregon and provides consumers with the most flavorful, effective, safe and enjoyable vape experience on the market. The Select brand features an American made- Kanthal steel coil, unbleached Japanese organic cotton and pure CO2 and distillate oil extracted from the very finest cannabis. A second brand, Luckey’s Pre-Rolls, grows high-grade cannabis by harvesting only the best buds using no chemicals or additives. Consumers may choose between Indica, Sativa or Hybrid strains. Cura currently operates three facilities in Portland and has grown from a modest 15-person workforce to approximately 125 employees over the past year. Expansion plans for California include a new 10,000 square-foot facility in Sacramento with plans to open another in Los Angeles. Twenty-five employees will be hired with a goal of adding 125 more employees by the end of year. “We have undergone extremely fast growth since we started in 2016 and we attribute it to the fact that consumers absolutely love our product,” stated Nitin Khanna, CEO of Cura. “We are excited to start offering our Select products to savvy Californians who wish to relax or medicate with cannabis. Sales of Select brand products began April 17 in Sacramento and the Bay Area. Residents within those areas should be able to find Select vaping products in most dispensaries within the next month. To learn more about Cura Cannabis Solutions go to https://curacan.com/. For more information on where to buy visit http://selectstrains.com/. Cura’s mission is to be the leading provider of cannabis oil to both consumers and premium edible brands in legal US and international markets. Select brand products include: Select CO2 vape cartridges, Select Elite THC Distillate and cannabis terpenes, Select Dabbables and Select CBD to be launched in May.


Sonestedt M.,Chalmers University of Technology | Frodelius J.,Linköping University | Sundberg M.,Kanthal AB | Hultman L.,Linköping University | Stiller K.,Chalmers University of Technology
Corrosion Science | Year: 2010

The oxidation behaviour of Ti2AlC bulk and high velocity oxy-fuel spray deposited coatings has been investigated for temperatures up to 1200°C. X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy show that bulk Ti2AlC forms a continuous layer of α-Al2O3 below a layer of TiO2 at temperatures as low as 700°C. Oxidation of the Ti2AlC coatings is more complex, and also involves the phases Ti3AlC2, TiC, and TixAly, formed during the spraying process. α-Al2O3 is observed, however, it is unevenly distributed deep into the material, and does not form a continuous layer essential for good oxidation resistance. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.


Pang W.K.,Curtin University Australia | Low I.M.,Curtin University Australia | O'Connor B.H.,Curtin University Australia | Peterson V.K.,Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Alloys and Compounds | Year: 2011

The thermal stability of Ti2AlC at elevated temperature (1000-1550 °C) in vacuum has been investigated using in situ neutron diffraction. At temperatures above 1400 °C, Ti2AlC became unstable and began to decompose via sublimation of Al, resulting in a porous surface layer of TiCx being formed. The apparent activation energy for Ti2AlC decomposition was determined to be 85.7 ± 2.6 kJ mol-1. The kinetics of isothermal phase decomposition was modelled using least-squares linear regression fitting and the Avrami equation. The corresponding least-squares regression exponent (R2) and Avrami constants (k and n) for isothermal decomposition were determined to be 0.89, 0.268 min-n and 0.1, respectively. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Takami K.M.,Mälardalen University | Danielsson O.,Kanthal AB | Mahmoudi J.,Mälardalen University
Applied Thermal Engineering | Year: 2011

The high power reflector is a new heating solution for use in high power heating systems. It consists of a vacuum formed ceramic fibre hood with an integrated Kanthal® Super ceramic heating element. This paper describes simulations that have been performed to optimise characteristics of the high power reflector with respect to output heat power and temperature distribution. The main motivation for this task is to use this system in the annealing furnaces of Surahammar Bruks AB. Simulations of heat transfer were performed with different reflector configurations in the COMSOL® software environment. We examined six different types of proposed reflector using a two dimensional model approach. The temperature variations with distance above the reflectors and the temperature profiles in surfaces 20 cm above the elements were simulated. Optimum shapes and dimensions were found that produced the highest peak temperature, mean temperature, and uniform temperature distribution in the surface above the element. 3D simulations were performed to verify the accuracy of the 2D simulations. The maximum difference between the 2D and 3D results was about 5%. The results showed a satisfactory fit with average furnace temperatures. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Pang W.K.,Curtin University Australia | Low I.M.,Curtin University Australia | O'Connor B.H.,Curtin University Australia | Studer A.J.,Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Year: 2010

The susceptibility of four MAX phases (Ti2AlC, Cr 2AlC, Ti3AlC2, and Ti3SiC 2) to high-temperature thermal dissociation in vacuum has been investigated using in-situ neutron diffraction. In high vacuum, these phases decomposed above 1400°C through the sublimation of M and A elements, forming a surface coating of MC. The apparent activation energies for the decomposition of sintered Ti3SiC2, Ti3AlC2, and Ti2AlC were determined to be 179.3, -71.9, and 85.7 kJ mol -1, respectively. The spontaneous release of Ti2AlC and TiC from de-intercalation during decomposition of Ti3AlC2 resulted in a negative activation energy. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.


Ingemarsson L.,Chalmers University of Technology | Halvarsson M.,Chalmers University of Technology | Hellstrom K.,Chalmers University of Technology | Jonsson T.,Chalmers University of Technology | And 3 more authors.
Intermetallics | Year: 2010

The oxidation behavior of a (Mo,W)Si2 composite with boride addition was examined at 300-1000 °C for 24 h in dry O2. The oxidation kinetics was studied using a thermobalance, and the oxide scales were analyzed using a combination of electron microscopy (SEM/EDX, FIB, BIB) and XRD. Accelerated oxidation was found to occur between 500 °C and 675 °C, with a peak mass gain at 625 °C. The rapid oxidation is attributed to the vaporization of molybdenum oxide that leaves a porous and poorly protective silica layer behind. At higher temperature (700-1000 °C) a protective scale forms, consisting of a dense SiO2/B2O3 glass. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Loading Kanthal AB collaborators
Loading Kanthal AB collaborators