SSAB Hardox

About SSAB

SSAB’s story starts back in 1878, when the Domnarvet Ironworks became operational.  SSAB is a global, highly specialized steel company that focuses on close and long-term customer collaboration

SSAB´s vision – a stronger, lighter, and more sustainable world

SSAB is a highly-specialized global steel company driven by close customer relationships. SSAB develops high-strength steels and provides services for better performance and sustainability.

The company is a leading producer on the global market for Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) and Quenched & Tempered Steels (Q&T), strip, plate and tubular products, as well as construction solutions. SSAB’s steels and services help to make end products lighter and increase their strength and lifespan.

SSAB has a cost-efficient and flexible production system. SSAB’s production plants in Sweden, Finland and the US have an annual steel production capacity of 8.8 million tonnes. The company also has capacity to process and finish various steel products in China, Brazil and many other countries. In Sweden and Finland, production is integrated into a blast furnace process. In the US, electric arc furnaces are used for a scrap-based production process.

About Hardox


Discover how hard Hardox® wear plate works to provide superior wear resistance during the entire service life of a wear plate.

Built to take a beating

Rocks, sand, coal, minerals, scrap metal and other hostile materials find it hard to make a lasting impression on Hardox® wear plates. With its combination of high hardness, strength and toughness, Hardox steel has proven itself as the abrasion-resistant steel of choice for extending the service life of equipment, parts and structures in the most challenging environments.

A lifetime of savings

Extreme wear resistance is also a strategic business factor. When you extend the service life of your equipment two, five or even ten or more times, you can watch your productivity — and your savings — grow.

The hard facts

  • Hardness is the property that provides excellent wear protection during the entire service life of a Hardox wear plate.
  • Hardness minimizes wear since the edges of abrasive material have difficulty cutting into the hard surface.
  • More than skin deep, Hardox features all-through hardness.
  • The hardness does not conflict with Hardox wear plate’s structural performance.
  • Hardox steel comes in a wide range of grades and dimensions to suit your particular application.


Find out why hard and tough Hardox® wear plate can withstand aggressive environments to benefit your equipment and your business.

Tough enough not to crack

Thanks to its extreme toughness, Hardox® copes with shocks, jolts, bangs, nicks and jabs, day after day. And with its good workshop properties, you can bend it, form it and weld it, and it will keep resisting cracks and crack propagation. In aggressive environments, where breakage failures can be unpredictable and costly or even threaten the safety of your equipment and people, Hardox wear plate helps you minimize the risks so your equipment — and your business — won’t break down.

Structural properties

Toughness: It’s the definitive difference between Hardox wear plate and regular AR steel. It’s what helps makes Hardox possible to use as a structural steel. So you can bend it, form it and weld it without losing its properties. Together with its high yield strength, this allows for lighter designs.

Toughness benefits

  • Can take heavy blows without becoming deformed.
  • Will resist cracks if subjected to plastic deformation.