Kanthal changes from Sandvik company to Sandvik brand

Kanthal, a world leader in the areas of industrial heating and ceramic and metallic resistance materials, is no longer a Sandvik company operating under its own name, effective May 18, 2010. Instead, Kanthal is a prioritized brand within the Sandvik Group.

The move represents a decision to clearly show that the Kanthal products are part of Sandvik and to strengthen Kanthal as a brand for heating technology products and services.

For customers, the change is marginal. As has previously been the case, customers are able to order Kanthal products even though Sandvik is marketing them. In addition, they have access to Sandvik's entire product range, representatives in 130 countries and comprehensive, customer-focussed research and development.

Kanthal was acquired by Sandvik in 1997 to supplement Sandvik's knowledge and range of products in stainless steels and high-alloyed materials with products for industrial heating and ceramic and metallic resistance materials.