We are pleased to inform you with this letter that another innovative step in our saw steel product development has been successfully implemented. Starting with February 2016 we will use a new, state-of-the art laser etching facility to mark our high quality strip steel with the well-established brand signs “ØØØ uddeholmstrip saw steel ØØØ” and "bohlerstrip". This new technique will replace the chemical etching process used until now, and it will further enhance the outstanding product quality and surface appearance of the steel.
The new laser marking has been successfully tested in several markets and different conditions. The tests have proven that there are no negative impacts on the steel quality whatsoever - neither on mechanical properties nor metallurgical structure or life time of the saw. Furthermore, this new, exclusive technology will help you and us to identify and prevent the use of faked material in your markets.
In a first step the roll-out will start in March 2016 for wood band saw steel above 130mm width. As it will take some time to completely replace material on stock with chemical etching, means that material with both marking types will leave our stock in the near future. Of course we will keep you updated about the next steps, in particular about the change to laser etching on saw steel ≤130mm width.