The Armox 370T Class 1 is a rolled homogeneous armour for vehicles.
Armox has been designed by SSAB to provide harder and tougher steel to manufacturers of protection equipment.
The brand is just one product by SSAB, which is a specialist in providing tempered steel, and has been operating for 50 years.
Steel obtained from the mines of northern Sweden
SSAB obtain the steel for the Armox brand from the mines of northern Sweden, with only the purest ore being selected.
The firm is working constantly to find new ways to improve and refine the production process for the most premium quality protection steel.
Armox grades between 300 and 600 Brinell
Armox, SSAB’s well-known high-end protection plate, is delivered from the mill in Oxelösund in a quenched and tempered condition.
The standard Armox grades are manufactured in 300 to 600 Brinell hardness. These grades are delivered with guaranteed mechanical properties (hardness, tensile strength, and impact toughness) in plate thicknesses ranging from 3mm-150mm, depending on the actual grade hardness.
SSAB also offers an ultra-high hardness ballistic grade, Armox Advance. It is delivered with a guaranteed Rockwell C hardness. The plate is available in thicknesses between 4mm and 7.9mm, and is intended for add-on armour applications.
Protection plates for ultimate protection performance
Armox is designed for use when ultimate protection performance is required in combination with ease of use in the workshop.
SSAB also offers Ramor protection plate which is delivered in an as quenched condition with guaranteed hardness, and is intended for civilian applications. Ramor is produced in 300 to 550 Brinell hardness and available as cut-to-length sheets or heavy plate in thicknesses from 2.5mm-30mm, depending on the actual grade hardness. Ramor has good workshop properties.
Protection engineers and vehicle manufacturers are able to tailor their design solutions by using Armox and Ramor; the most complete range of protection plate on the market.
Armox protection plates have been used to protect people in the world’s most dangerous environments for more than 25 years. It has literally been tested in the field.
Extensive testing for protection places with guaranteed ballistic properties
SSAB customers are suppliers of protection equipment for military and civil applications; equipment that can ultimately save human lives. Under such circumstances, there is no room for error.
The firm’s entire production process is designed to make sure its products are always well within its users specifications, to ensure safety is always guaranteed.
That’s why Armox protection plates can be delivered with guaranteed ballistic properties. Each grade and thickness is tested according to the most extensive and stringent international standards.
In addition SSAB cooperates with leading independent laboratories for ballistic testing in order to offer protection plates, certified to customers required standards.
SSAB’s protection plates have a lean chemical composition which supports a high degree of weldability.
It goes without saying. If you are the supplier of a steel plate that could be the only thing standing between a human being, and a bullet travelling at the speed of 925 metres/second - you better be on the safe side.
No other steel manufacturer in the world has the same knowledge and expertise in terms of armour steel production as SSAB.
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have now produced the world’s first hydrogen-reduced sponge iron at a pilot scale. The technological breakthrough in the HYBRIT initiative captures around 90% of emissions in conjunction with steelmaking and is a decisive step on the road to fossil-free steel.
Three new products have now been added to the Duroxite range of overlay solutions from SSAB: Duroxit AP ELECTRODE, Duroxite AP WIRE and Duroxite CR-ZERO WIRE.
Report for the first quarter 2021: Strong recovery – SSAB Special Steels posts record result and shipments
SSAB’s earnings improved sharply during the first quarter of 2021. Demand is strong, prices are increasing and we have taken strategic steps in our transition to a fossil-free steel production. The recovery that started during autumn last year has strengthened during the first quarter.
Volvo Group and SSAB have signed a collaboration agreement on research, development, serial production and commercialization of the world’s first vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel. Volvo plans already this year to start the production of concept vehicles and components from steel made by SSAB using hydrogen.
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall are now taking a new, decisive leap forward in their work to make fossil-free steel for the global market. Industrialization of the technology being developed through HYBRIT will start in Gällivare, northern Sweden, where the world’s first production plant for fossil-free sponge iron – from feedstock to steel – is being planned.
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, former president of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, LO, is to join SSAB as Senior Advisor to strengthen the company’s government relations and public affairs in Sweden and at the EU level.
The year 2020 was affected by a weak market as a consequence of Covid-19, and SSAB’s operating result fell to SEK -325 (2,159) million. The market picked up during the autumn and SSAB’s shipments and capacity utilization improved. This lifted earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020 to SEK 557 (-1,131) million.
SSAB confirms that it is in discussions with Tata Steel Group concerning a potential acquisition of Tata Steel Europe’s IJmuiden steel mill and related downstream assets.
SSAB invites you to a presentation of the quarterly report at 9.30am CEST on Thursday October 22, 2020. The briefing will take place by conference call that will also be webcast on SSAB’s website. The report is scheduled for publication at 7.30am CEST on the same date.
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall will be starting the test operation of HYBRIT’s globally unique pilot plant for the production of fossil-free sponge iron, a decisive step toward fossil-free steel production, on Monday, August 31 in Luleå.
SSAB Q2/2020 Results: Earnings impacted negatively by lower demand, stable performance from Special Steels
SSAB’s operating result for the second quarter of 2020 was SEK -251 million, down SEK 1,567 million compared with the second quarter of 2019. The steel markets were affected by lower economic activity following the outbreak of Covid-19.
SSAB’s operating profit for the first quarter of 2020 was SEK 343 million, down SEK 1,331 million compared with the first quarter of 2019. The first quarter of last year was characterized by more favorable market conditions, especially for SSAB Americas.
SSAB invites you to a presentation of the quarterly report at 9.30am CEST on Monday April 27, 2020.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven breaks the ground for a globally unique pilot plant for HYBRIT, the initiative from SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall for fossil-free steel. The three owner companies, with the support of the Swedish Energy Agency, recently decided to join forces to invest Skr1.4bn in the pilot plants, one of which will be built at SSAB’s site in Luleå. This means that SSAB is taking the next important step towards the goal of being totally fossil-free by 2045.
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall cordially invite the media to a joint press conference to be held on Monday April 4, 2016 starting at 10am CET to announce a joint project that can play an important role in a future fossil-free Sweden.
SSAB has announced it will be showcasing its latest product offerings at this year's International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX).