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Construction : Press Release | January 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Ruukki showcases special steels for construction and mining industry at bC India....

Ruukki showcases special steels for construction and mining industry at bC India International Trade fair in Mumbai

Ruukki, a European manufacturer and supplier of steel, showcases its Raex wear-resistant and Optim high-strength steels for construction and mining industry at the bC India 2013 International Trade Fair in Mumbai, India, 5 - 8 February 2013.

"Ruukki provides special steel products and services to Indian and international customers operating in India. We have had our own office in Mumbai since 2012 and continue to work with our long-term partner Steelforce, which also stocks Ruukki's special steels in India," says Thomas H÷rnfeldt, Senior Vice President, Special Steels & International Sales.

By using Raex and Optim steels in the construction of tipper bodies it is possible to create a steel tipper that weighs almost the same as aluminium - without compromising on the durability and performance that today's operators have come to expect. With special steel products from Ruukki, vehicles can be built to provide a longer operating life with lower weight to allow reduced fuel consumption, higher payloads and reduced CO2 emissions.

Raex steels prevent the wear and damage of structural parts and decrease repair costs for road building and mining machinery. The lifetime of bucket made of Raex steel can be about 2 or 3 times longer than that of structural steels. In application where higher payloads are required, the use of wear-resistant Raex and high-strength Optim steels can reduce steel thickness and thus tipper body weight by 20%.

One of the products in the Raex wear-resistant steel family is Raex 400 Tube, which is designed for the cost-efficient transport of wet concrete and other semi-fluid liquids and abrasive materials. It can significantly improve the performance of pumping or dredging equipment and extend its service life beyond normal standards. Raex 400 Tube is simply the hardest cold-formed steel tube in the world. It can be produced to a wide dimensional range for pumping, dredging and mining applications.

Ruukki continues to rank among the world's top steel companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability index (DJSI) - the globally recognised index which includes the top companies committed to sustainable development. The company is one of only four steel companies included in the index out of a total of forty assessed. Ruukki ranks amongst the best in the world in iron-making CO2 efficiency with production using virtually the minimum amount of carbon raw materials possible with current technology. This results in CO2 emissions being almost 6 % lower than the steel industry average across the EU.

Thomas H÷rnfeldt, Senior Vice President, Special Steels & International Sales, and Sharad Rastogi, Country Manager, Ruukki Metals India, as well as Rakesh Sharma, Associate Director from SteelFORCE, will be available for further information and interview at Ruukki's booth at the bC India 2013 Trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles.

For more information, come and visit Ruukki at booth H2-L06/H2-M07 at the bC India 2013 in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, India.

Ruukki provides its customers with energy-efficient steel solutions for better living, working and moving. Ruukki operates in some 30 countries and employs around 9,000 people. Net sales in 2011 totalled EUR 2.8 billion. The company's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS).

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