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Polymet’s New Address

June 5th, 2017

Please be sure to send all correspondence to our new address!

7397 Union Centre Blvd. 

West Chester, Ohio 45014

Polymet Celebrates 50th Anniversary

January 24th, 2017


anniversary-logo2017 marks Polymet’s 50th year in business. What started as a small manufacturing plant, has grown into an industry giant. Polymet is known for meticulously designing unique, high quality products for the worlds most critical wear problems.

Polymet has lot in store this year. The first quarter of 2017 we will be moving into a larger facility to house all processes and functions under one roof. We will be launching a new, more streamlined website as well as a more modern approach to the brand overall. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting news and promotions throughout the year.

thermal-spray1-274x300Arc sprayed amorphous alloys have risen in popularity for a variety of applications. An amorphous alloy has a “glasslike” structure rather than crystalline. They are ve
ry hard (50-70 HRC) and have an extremely low coefficient of friction. As a result, they are very effective for sliding and abrasive wear.

Polymet manufactures a number of amorphous materials for our arc spray wire product line. The wires are cored wires, often called flux cored wires. They utilize a special powder formulation placed inside of a metal sheath. These are generally FeCrBSi based alloys such as Vecalloy B, PMET 273PMET 270 and 296. They all offer excellent wear and corrosion resistance, when arc sprayed.The most effective of these alloys has proven to be Vecalloy B. It also has close to double the bond strength of the other alloys, allowing thicker coatings when needed, without spalling or cracking. The addition of nickel to the alloy gives it better corrosion resistance compared to other amorphous alloys.


Applications where amorphous alloys have proven effective include boiler tubes in coal fired boilers, dryer rolls in the pulp & paper industry, auger screws for grain and hydraulic shafts.

Polymet is excited to introduce Vecalloy 752 to it’s product line.

This game-changing alloy has been specifically designed to perform in aggressive environments where impact, abrasive wear, and erosive wear are factors. Vecalloy 752 is an iron-based alloy which grows extremely hard, near spherical, tungsten boride particles throughout the entire weld bead thickness.

grader-blades-vecalloy-700-300x225Vecalloy 752 is designed to outperform tungsten carbide in countless applications – particularly when impact resistance is a factor. Some examples of suitable applications include:

  • Shaker screens
  • Grade blades and other ground engaging tools
  • Chute blocks
  • Pipe I.D.
  • Wear Plate
  • Mill liners
  • Slurry pipe
  • Shovel wear packages
  • Other mining applications
  • MANY other applications


machining-2-300x254Contact us to learn more about this incredible alloy.

Vecalloy Chrome Free Wire

December 5th, 2016

polymet-labeled-spoolHexavalent Chromium [Cr(VI)] is one of the valence states (+6) of the element chromium. According to The Occupational Safety and Health Organization  it is usually produced by an industrial process and is known to cause cancer. “It is estimated that 558,000 workers are potentially exposed to Cr(VI) in the United States. Workplace exposures occur mainly in the following areas:

  • Welding and other types of “hot work” on stainless steel and other metals that contain chromium
  • Use of pigment, spray paints and coatings
  • Operating Chrome Plating Baths

Polymet is excited to announce the newest wire product to our Vecalloy product line. Vecalloy Chrome Free.

Vecalloy Chrome Free produces a hard wear resistant coating and is safe and environmentally friendly. Eliminate the dangers and pollutants of welding and thermal spraying Chrome with Chrome Free wire!

This material is a well suited replacement for Cr-bearing hardfacing products in a variety of applications. It is suitable for use in any application where hardfacing products are employed – including nanocrystalline and amorphous coatings.

For any questions regarding this wire or any Polymet products please contact us by email at ; call 844-411-4694 or visit