TMK, Tsniichermet To Work on New Steels, Pipes Together

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, November 16, 2017. Director-General of Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK) Alexander Shiryayev and Director-General of Federal State Unitary Enterprise I.P. Bardin Central Research Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy (Tsniichermet) Viktor Semyonov signed a cooperation agreement during the 23d International Metall Expo 2017 in Moscow.

According to TMK press service, the two parties plan to work together to develop and master new technologies for making innovative, exclusive steel types and super-corrosion-resistant pipes. For one, the company and the institute will coordinate joint research projects and technological experiments in the field of metallurgical technologies, new material development, raw stuff standardization and certification, metal goods making, and quality management systems. They will invest in marketing related to development and introduction of science-intensive technologies as well. The agreement holds through January 1, 2025.

‘The pipe manufacturer’s experience, expertise, and their own research base, combined with the scientific research institute’s potential, is expected to result in segmented, hi tech products from modern steel types and new steel-making technologies. This means TMK will end up with an even greater share of the Russian premium and innovative pipe market,’ Alexander Shiryayev said.

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