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Innovation Case Study #4: American Elements Cooperates with ArcelorMittal in Development of Unique Steel Grade

#4: American Elements Cooperates with ArcelorMittal in Development of Unique Steel Grade

The Challenge

The development of new structural steels is essential to our long term future. For example, stronger steels mean less steel is required to build a pipeline or a skyscraper which in turn means less steel needs to be smelted leading to lower greenhouse gas emissions. So when the world’s largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal, turned to American Elements to design its next generation grades of steel, we were happy to oblige.

The Innovation

Working with ArcelorMittal researchers, we provided nanoscale raw materials to the new steel development program, including cobalt, copper and nickel nanoparticles of several diameters each and unique process flow materials such as tungsten tubing.

The Result

Nanoparticles have proven to strengthen steel by making it harder to deform reducing the amount of steel required in numerous applications, such as automotive applications.

Selected Products Supplied to the Steel & Alloy Manufacturing Industry

Aluminum Chloride, Anhydrous Aluminum Nitride Powder Aluminum Oxide Powder Aluminum Titanium Boron Alloy
Ammonium Fluoroborate Barium Fluoride Pieces Boron Nitride Cadmium Tetrafluoroborate Solution
Calcium Silicon Alloy Calcium Silicon Manganese Alloy Calcium Wire Cerium Oxide Powder
Cerium Rod Cesium Fluoride Chromium Cubes Chromium Sheet
Cobalt Molybdenum Alloy Cobalt Nanoparticle Dispersion Cobalt Nanoparticles Cobalt Slugs
Colloidal Graphite Copper Nanoparticle Dispersion Copper Nanoparticles Copper Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Copper Phosphorus Alloy Ferroniobium Gallium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Gold Colloid Solution
Gold Nanoparticle Dispersion Gold Nanoparticles Gold Powder Indium Nanoparticle Dispersion
Indium Nanoparticles Indium Nitrate Iridium Oxide Powder Iron Aluminum Vanadium Alloy
Iron Metal Powder Iron Phosphide, Fe3P Lanthanum Oxide Powder Lanthanum Rod
Lead Powder Lithium Chloride Lithium Chloride Hydrate Lithium Copper Alloy
Lutetium Ingot Magnesium Aluminum Zinc Foil Molybdenum Crucibles Molybdenum Gauze
Molybdenum Mesh Molybdenum Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Molybdenum Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Molybdenum Plate
Neodymium Oxide Powder Neodymium Rod Nickel Nanoparticle Dispersion Nickel Nanoparticles
Nickel Phosphide Nickel Phosphorus Alloy Nickel Rod Nickel Titanium Powder
Nickel(II) Sulfamate Hydrate Niobium Powder Niobium-Titanium Alloy Palladium Powder
Platinum Powder Selenium Oxide Powder Silicon Carbide Silicon Lump
Silicon Monoxide Silver Copper Palladium Alloy Silver Copper Titanium Alloy Silver Pieces
Silver Powder Silver Rhenium Alloy Sodium Chloride Spherical Ferromagnetic Iron Powder
Tantalum Tungsten Alloy Tin(IV) Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion Tin(IV) Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Titanium Carbide Powder
Titanium Lump Tungsten Tube Zinc Powder Zirconium Oxide Nanoparticle Dispersion
Zirconium Oxide Nanoparticles / Nanopowder Zirconium Oxide Powder