Sandvik & Stamicarbon initiate a buy-back concept

13 February 2020

An exciting project has been initiated by Sandvik and strategic business partner Stamicarbon. The project concept is to recycle high alloy steel by offering fertilizer customers a special buy-back solution when replacing equipment at their plants.

When customers in the urea industry replace old equipment at their plants, Sandvik can provide the service to decommission the old equipment and recycle materials. In this win-win model, equipment is replaced without intermediaries and Sandvik and Stamicarbon can buy back the special alloys.

The buy-back concept also aligns with the Sandvik ambition of reaching 90% in production system circularity. Knowing that the scrap consists entirely of Sandvik premium material will facilitate raw material handling in the steel mill. The partnership is also a perfect match as sustainability is as important for Stamicarbon as it is for Sandvik.

Safurex® is the name of the high-alloy duplex stainless steel made to withstand the corrosive environments present in the urea process. The material has been developed in cooperation between Sandvik and Stamicarbon and generation 4 of the material, Safurex® Star*.

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