Ruukki's Special Steels for the Mining Industry at AIMEX 2013 in Australia

  Ruukki's Special Steels for the Mining Industry at AIMEX 2013 in Australia

  PR Newswire

  HELSINKI, August 19, 2013

HELSINKI, August 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Ruukki, a European manufacturer and supplier of steel, will exhibit its Raex
wear-resistant and Optim high-strength steels at the A IMEX  2013 mining
industry exhibition in Sydney, Australia, on 20 - 23 August 2013.

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Raex wear-resistant steels prevent the wear and damage of structural parts and
decrease repair costs for mining and road building machinery. Ruukki Raex
special steel can withstand wear and surface pressure and the range has now
been expanded to include the thicker wear-resistant steels needed, for
example, in the mining industry. The lifetime of a bucket made of Raex can be
about 2 or 3 times greater than that of structural steels. In applications
that require increased payload, the use of wear-resistant Raex and
high-strength Optim steels can reduce the thickness of steel and the weight of
the tipper bodies by 20%.

The latest additions to the Raex family are direct-quenched Raex plates up to
80 mm, which are on display at AIMEX. Raex wear-resistant steels can be used
to manufacture parts for heavy machinery and equipment designed for
excavation, loading, transporting and crushing ore in mines. Such parts
include the buckets for excavators and front-end loaders, tipper bodies for
heavy earthmoving machinery, mine conveyor systems, crushers, silos and

Raex wear-resistant steels have excellent cutting, bending and welding
properties. Made using a direct quenching method developed by Ruukki, Raex
wear-resistant steels have a hard steel surface and strong microstructure. The
method improves the properties of wear-resistant steels and makes them
consistent in quality.

Recently Ruukki opened a sales office in Australia with products now proudly
distributed through the Bluescope Distribution network.

Ruukki is committed to continuous sustainable development and was included in
the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index already for the fifth year running in
2012. Ruukki not only takes energy efficiency into account in production
processes and investment decisions, but also in the manufacture of special
steels. This is how it enables customers to make energy-efficient machinery
and equipment.

For more information, come and visit Ruukki stand SL535 at the AIMEX
exhibition in Sydney, Australia or please contact:

Ruukki specialises in steel and steel construction. We provide customers with
energy-efficient steel solutions for better living, working and moving. We
have around 9,000 employees and an extensive distribution and dealer network
across some 30 countries including the Nordic countries, Russia and elsewhere
in Europe and the emerging markets, such as India, China and South America.
Net sales in 2012 totalled €2.8 billion. The company's share is quoted on
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS).

Ryan Sanders, Country manager, Australia Ruukki Metals, Sales Tel. +61-499-711-700 Media contact: Julie Huang,
Marketing Manager, Asia Pasific, Ruukki Metals , Tel.
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