Polymet Streamlines Industrial Product Line


Polymet Streamlines Industrial Product Line

Polymet Corporation, a Cincinnati-based manufacturer of hardfacing, welding, and thermal spray wire, has announced its finalization on streamlining their rapidly growing product line of Industrial Hardfacing & Welding Wire.  This product line targets markets such as the lumber, valve, petrochemical, and mining industries.

To better serve their customers’ needs and requirements with a more focalized approach, Polymet has scaled back on its product offerings.  Danny Newman, Sales Manager for Hardfacing & Welding, has been at the forefront of the product line’s restructuring.  “Since our inception, we [Polymet] have been a company that serves very precise, niche markets and their customer’s needs,” Danny states.  “This allows us to provide excellent quality, efficiency, and customer service.  We wanted to take that same approach and apply it to this product line.”

Nickel and cobalt-based alloys now comprise the product line that was once filled with mostly iron-based materials.  Polymet’s two main nickel-based products are the POLYWEAR (equivalent to COLMONOY®) and POLYTUNG (equivalent to DURMAT®) alloys.  Typical applications for these materials are dredge cutters, elbows & pipes, and loader bucket teeth.  Representing the cobalt-based alloys are the POLYSTEL (equivalent to STELLITE®) alloys.  These alloys have been at the pinnacle of the industrial product line’s advancement and growth.  Typical applications include valve seats, saw blade tipping, and extrusion screws. 

Polymet’s revitalized product line carries materials such as POLYSTEL 6 (STELLITE® 6), POLYSTEL 12 (STELLITE® 12), and POLYSTEL 21 (STELLITE® 21).  They also offer custom alloy development services to meet customers’ unique needs and application demands.  Alloys with special compositions can be manufactured in small batches with short lead times.