Seco/Warwick Group, a worldwide industrial furnace and heat treatment equipment supplier and Expanite A/S, a ThinkTank technology company from Denmark, signed an agreement to be the exclusive supplier of advanced installation technology by Seco/Warwick for the Expanite and SuperExpanite processes developed by Expanite A/S. Expanite and SuperExpanite are patented processes for the surface hardening of stainless steel to achieve superior surface and material properties, such as high hardness, extraordinary corrosion and fatigue properties.
Seco/Warwick developed an advanced installation technology based on their longstanding experience and in cooperation with Expanite. The heat treatment unit is designed for the integration into the customer's production lines even if the customer has limited heat treating experience. The infrastructure requirements are relatively small. The companies are calling it a plug-and-play approach to heat treatment technology.
With the unique process knowledge of Expanite and the vast furnace expertise of the Seco/Warwick Group, both companies are expecting breakthrough successes in the market from this cooperation. The first installations will be installed in Expanite's development and customer center in the second quarter of 2012 in Denmark.