toughcore® defines a new delivery condition of thermomechanically rolled heavy plates with the unique combination of strength and excellent toughness right into the centre, with the best weldability. The following advantages are offered to the processing industry:

  • High operational reliability under extreme conditions (low temperatures or deep-sea applications) with the lowest risk of brittle fracture at the same time
  • Possibilities for a cost-efficient and weight-reduced design
  • Best welding properties and thus increased productivity
  • No need for preheating at low plate thicknesses
  • At low operating temperatures, durostat® toughcore plates in particular show 20% higher hardness values and thus better wear properties
  • Classical QT plates are substituted by thermomechanically rolled plates and offer better weldability (due to lower carbon content), improved surface quality