Vanadium is an efficient strengthener of steel used in construction, transportation, pipelines, and other applications where high strength and lower weight are important. Both of the widely used vanadium additions to steel - 80% ferrovanadium and Nitrovan® vanadium - are supplied by EVRAZ East Metals - one of the largest vanadium producers in the world.
The vanadium contained in EVRAZ East Metals vanadium alloys is recovered from EVRAZ's own ores and steelmaking slag—as well as other sources found throughout the world. Facilities on four continents then produce the vanadium oxide that is converted into the vanadium products used by steel producers worldwide.
EVRAZ East Metals offers steel producers knowledgeable technical assistance that allows them to optimize the use of ferrovanadium and Nitrovan® vanadium in steel. As a member of Vanitec—an organization that sponsors research on the properties of vanadium-bearing materials—EVRAZ East Metals stays current on vanadium developments in steel and is ready to share that information with steel customers.
EVRAZ East Metals' office in Chicago serves customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Steelmakers in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere are served by EVRAZ East Metals' office in Zug, Switzerland.