Precision Strip Steel
Uddeholm Strip Steel is situated in the Swedish steel district of
Bergslagen in Munkfors. The company has a long tradition of
producing precision strip steel starting with cold rolling in 1886.
At that time springsleel was used for hoop skirts. It was valued for
ils elasticity, strength, and low weight. Strip steel ultimately
replaced whale bones used in corsetles. Later on industrial
products such as band saws and textile machine parts became
essential applications for hardened strip steel. In 1905 the first
deliveries of razor blade steel were made to the GilletteCompany,
and 23 years later Uddeholm Strip invented the stainless material
for razor blades. The 13% Cr high carbon type of steel now
constitutes an essential group of precision stripsteels also used by
PCM companies. The nearesl standard material is type 420. Apart
from razor blades and scalpels many other applications exist for
precision strip steel today.