ESAB Completes Brand Transition for Stainless, Nickel
14 February 2020
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has announced that it finalized the transition to the Exaton™ brand name for all welding filler metals involved with its 2018 acquisition of Sandvik Welding Consumables. For the North American region, the new naming conventions are as follows:
- For stainless consumables, the Sandvik name has been replaced by Exaton followed by the AWS/ASME classification of the product (ex. Sandvik 317L is now Exaton 317L)
- For nickel-based consumables, the names have been changed to Exaton followed by the AWS/ASME classification of the product (ex. Sandvik NiCrMo-3 is now Exaton NiCrMo-3)
“We believe that keeping the alloying number structure will minimize the change for customers and distributors, as will keeping all article numbers the same,” says Henrik Calander, General Manager Specialty Alloys, ESAB.
Henrik Calander, General Manager Specialty Alloys, ESAB, emphasizes that this change is solely related to the Exaton brand transition and only affects product names on labels, packaging, certificates and Material Safety Data Sheets. “The parameters and performance of Exaton consumables remains the same, so there is no need to requalify weld procedures or specifications,” he says.
Courtesy of ESAB Welding & Cutting Products.