Meet the sponsors

Stainless Steel World Conference and Exhibition 2017 is sponsored by some of the world’s leading stainless steel and specialty metals companies. With a truly international scope, we are delighted to welcome Acciai Speciali Terni, Aperam, Chandan Steel, Industeel, Kobelco, NSSMC, Sandvik and Stalatube on board as Main Sponsors for this year’s event. Below are brief summaries about these valued sponsors.

Acciai Speciali Terni S.p.A.

Acciai Speciali Terni

Global vision, customer orientation, reliability, innovation and passion represent the values that have helped Acciai Speciali Terni to grow and become one of the leading producers of stainless steel flat products within an integrated manufacturing site, located in Terni (Italy).130 years of our market experience are enriched by a new mission: to be the ideal international partner offering innovative and efficient individual tailor-made solutions. This is possible thanks to a wide range of products, the ability to offer innovative solutions and the passion and motivation of our people. Acciai Speciali Terni operates all over the world: every year abt. 1,000,000 tons of stainless steel flat products are distributed worldwide. The strength of a unique sales network throughout the world, organized by segments and geographical areas with is sales headquarter in Germany and high level of global support and technical service, ensure timely and customized responses for each customer. With the worldwide sales network and service centers belonging to the Group (over 500 sites in more than 40 countries), Acciai Speciali Terni is close enough to every customer to ensure maximum efficiency.

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Aperam is a global player in stainless steel with 2.5 mt of flat product capacity and is also a leading producer of high value added specialty products, including electrical steel and nickel alloys. Its production capacity is concentrated in six production facilities located in Brazil, Belgium and France. Aperam is unique by its capability to produce stainless and specialties from low cost biomass/charcoal. Aperam caters to clients worldwide through an integrated network of 14 service centers, 7 transformation facilities for tubes, precision strip and flat bars, and 20 sales offices.
Customers include those in the aerospace, automotive, catering, construction, household appliances, electrical engineering, industrial process, medical and oil & gas industries. Aperam offers a comprehensive and innovative range of stainless steel solutions in order to satisfy the wide variety of expectations. Aperam now provides an extensive range of duplex stainless steels crowned by this year's Norsok qualification for the superduplex DX2507.

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Chandan Steel Limited

Established in 1969 as a trading company, Chandan Steel is one of the leading stainless steel producers and exporters in India. The professional team at Chandan continues to progress with the help of its stringent quality control policy and continuous expansion plans. Chandan Steel is an ISO 9001:2008, AD 2000 Merkblatt, Pressure Equipment Directive – PED 97/23/EC approved and certified Corporate House whose products are used in a wide range of highly demanding industries and sectors worldwide. The plant covers 250,000 sq meters and is equipped with state of the art machines including a melt shop, offering products in grades such as austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex and super duplex; a long products division annually producing 40,000 tonnes of finished long products per annum; a forging division producing 36,000 tonnes of forgings and 15,000 tonnes of flanges per annum; and India’s only fully integrated seamless pipes and tubes division equipped to produce a wide range of stainless steel seamless hollow bars, pipes, heat exchangers, instrumentation and condenser tubes.



Industeel is a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal and is a leading producer of high quality steels, specializing in the production of hot rolled and forged steel plates, ingots and formed pieces.
The company offers a complete range of high-quality steel grades designed to meet the most severe customer specifications. Corrosion resistant grades range from 12Cr ferritics to superduplex and superaustenitics stainless steels as well as nickel-based alloys.
Industeel has one of the largest dimensional capabilities worldwide, with plates having a unit weight up to 18t, thicknesses up to 200 mm, and widths up to 3800 mm. Operating from three production sites, two in France and one in Belgium, Industeel “puts innovation at the heart of its business through its own R&D department based in Le Creusot”. Each site is fully integrated with its own steel shop, plate rolling, and plate finishing facilities, which are all specially designed to manufacture the highest quality steel plates. The company’s product and application innovation is assured by its close proximity to its global customer base via a dedicated world-wide sales network.



KOBELCO STEEL TUBE CO., LTD. (KST), the Kobe Steel Group, has earned a positive reputation for being the very first seamless steel pipe manufacturer in Japan that has used the Ugine-Sejournet extrusion process since 1959. KST’s high quality products are used in harsh environments such as petrochemical, chemical, energy, machinery, automotive, aerospace industry, nuclear power plants and the semiconductor industry. KST uses a 2,000 ton press to extrude and its own cold drawing technology to produce high grade steel or alloy tubes. A strict quality control and inspection system is in place which is approved by a number of organizations such as Reward of Minister of MITI, The Deming Prize, ISO 9001, and Norsok M-650. Every stage of the process is controlled in detail by an online real-time system to ensure that products meet all customer requirements.
KOBELCO STEEL TUBE CO., LTD has established a development system applying a high level of manufacturing and alloy design technology to realize customers’ needs and has earned a reputation as an individual special tube maker both in Japan and abroad.

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Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

The Japanese company Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation was established in October 2012 following the merger between Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries. NSSMC aims to be the best steelmaker with world-leading capabilities for providing excellent products and services to society.
We produce, amongst other products, plate, sheet, bar, rod, pipes, tubes and structural steel catering to a wide range of industries including automotive, railways, aerospace, energy and construction. The company has many manufacturing bases and offices around the world in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America.
We make continuous efforts at being cost competitive and globally responsive.



Sandvik is a high-technology, engineering group with advanced products and a world-leading position within selected areas. Worldwide business activities are conducted through representation in more than 130 countries. Sandvik invests about SEK 3 billion each year in research and development and more than 2,700 employees are active in this area. The Group has about 5,500 active patents. Sandvik Family of duplex stainless steels is highly corrosion resistant especially when it comes to chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking and erosion corrosion. Their higher yield strength translates into significantly higher pressure tolerance and lower weight, which in turn enables more compact system designs. The newest offering in Sandvik duplex evolution is Sandvik SAF 2707 HD. A hyper-duplex material developed for critical applications in oil refineries and other process industries. Due to its excellent corrosion resistance, Sandvik SAF 2707 HD is consistently outperforming most other materials in severe chloride containing environments, such as seawater-cooled heat exchangers. It can serve as a very competitive alternative to expensive nickel alloys and high-alloy austenitic stainless steels in the most demanding applications.



Stalatube Ltd. has been in business for 45 years and has acquired a solid knowledge of stainless hollow section, profile and component production. The product range of stainless hollow sections is as well the widest in the market.
Over the years Stalatube has gained a thorough knowledge of different industries and can really help to make a difference. The new service brand STALAFIT enables to tailor the outer dimensions of hollow sections exactly according to the specific application. This way the optimal cross-section size can be produced with sufficient load-bearing capacity to meet the demands of the application.
Stalatube makes large investments in advance technology, and maintains close research links to universities and institutes. It is involved in the search for new materials to increase price stability. In addition, it promotes cost savings for clients with lighter structures by offering high strength Lean Duplex and Duplex materials.
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