Dimensions & Properties
Abrasion resistant steel grades are manufactured to ensure consistent flatness and tight dimensional tolerances.
AR450 steel offers unique and distinguishing product features that benefit our customers significantly.
Our abrasion resistant steel delivers greater efficiency throughout the supply chain, from production to end-use.
Industries & Applications
Valast® AR450 steel performs reliably even in the most rigorous duty cycles or rugged environments.
Abrasion Resistant Steel
Valast® AR450 Steel Videos
Valast® AR 450 Put To Good Use
Abrasion Resistant Steel Application Stories
Side Dump Trailer Tub
A manufacturer of dump trailers, and a long-time Steel Warehouse customer, was using AR400 discrete plate to build its side dump tub trailers in a variety of sizes. Although this abrasion resistant plate was well-suited for the trailer applications, it created scrap waste on many of the models where the long plate size had to be trimmed to shorter lengths.
Supply Chain Fulfillment
Steel Dump Body Manufacturer
Recently, lack of inventory caused a problem for a steel dump body manufacturer which had been sourcing its abrasion resistant steel needs to a single supplier. The mill was going to be late with delivery, disrupting the company’s intended production schedule. Steel Warehouse immediately dispatched Valast® 450 to the trailer manufacturer’s facility.
Valast® 450 Steel Overview
A Steel You Can Rely On
Based on decades of steel know-how and extensive application knowledge, Tata Steel’s Valast 450 abrasion resistant steel has been designed specifically for use in tough conditions and is well-suited for tipper bodies, dump trucks, asphalt pavers, cement trucks, chutes, garbage trucks, containers, excavator buckets and many more applications. Its ability to withstand severe wear and tear can extend operational life and minimize repair and replacement costs.
Valast delivers consistent flatness and world‑class surface quality while being the widest abrasion-resistant strip available on the market. This provides multiple benefits for your processing operations, helping to boost yield and cut waste. Thoroughly tested, fully accredited and available only via a proven supply chain, Valast gives you extra value.
- Widths up to 81” wide, the widest AR strip on the market
- Custom lengths for your needs
- Better nesting and less waste
- Better surface quality and paint finish
- Less prep prior to finishing
- Complete inventory management
Our Unique Product Features
Guaranteed Impact Toughness
Valast offers a guaranteed impact toughness of ≥ 20ft. lbs at -40° F (27J at -40° C), making sure the product performs in even the coldest environments.
Tata Steel’s investment in a research and development program has ensured a low CET of less than 0.33 in Valast 450 steel – ensuring that all conventional welding methods can be used.
Customer Technical Services
Valast comes with the backing of excellent customer technical service engineers, helping with any product questions you might have. We can also offer our Advanced Engineering Services through which customers get design support to make sure one gets the best possible performance from our materials.
Local Supply On Demand
Valast is cut to length from strip into custom-sized plate by Steel Warehouse in the USA.
Valast abrasion resistant steel sheets come in customized lengths for maximum efficiency.
Consistent Tight Tolerances
Valast strip steel is made byTata Steel in the Netherlands at their world-class hot strip mill. The thickness and width tolerances are world-class, enabling effortless automated processing of our material.
High Quality Surface Finish
Tata Steel Europe’s Valast 450 has a superior surface quality, enabling a higher gloss paint finish, compared to other offerings in the market place. The steel is tough but still offers those premium aesthetics that world-class equipment providers want to offer.
Our proactive customer technical services team offers technical consultancy and practical, hands-on support to help you to get the best from Valast 450. Using our steel know-how and application knowledge, we can assist you in maximising processing efficiency and end product performance.
Valast® AR 450 Steel
As abrasion resistant steel, Valast® 450 enables the production of lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles or increased payloads through the reduction of steel thickness. To achieve this, Valast® grades are manufactured to exacting standards to ensure consistent flatness and tight dimensional tolerances. Due to its low CET (less than 0.33) Valast® 450 is suitable for all welding methods.
With a max width of 81” Valast® 450 offers the widest AR steel from coil in the market. Thickness tolerances comply with ASTM A568 and ASTM A635. Tighter tolerances are available on request and thicknesses below 0.118″ are under development.
For coil orders below 60″ wide a minimum order quantity may apply.
The Benefits Are Worth Considering
Valast® 450 Strip vs. AR 450 Plate
Valast 450 strip offers a variety of benefits that AR450 plate does not:
- Valast 450 strip can be ordered in customized lengths for maximum efficiency.
- A lighter scale jacket provides Valast 450 with superior surface quality.
- Quality and consistency make 450 strip more cost-effective.
Valast 450 strip offers a wide variety of benefits worth considering! Not sure if it is right for your application? Download our comparison guide to learn more or contact one of our steel experts today!
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