Afrox introduces a range of stainless steel shielding gases


Afrox has introduced a superior range of stainless steel shielding gases which, according to industrial gases business manager Nkululeko Magadla, affords the stainless steel industry improvements in welding productivity and quality.

“The new Stainshield range, developed in conjunction with our parent company BOC, comprises a helium/argon/hydrogen mix formulated to assist fabricators significantly improve welding productivity,” Mr Magadla said.

“The Stainshield formulation improves arc stability, thereby reducing spatter which the welder usually has to grind off as part of the welding clean-up procedure.”

Spatter and the subsequent clean-up decreases welder productivity and also reduces the aesthetics of the finished product, an important requirement for stainless steel welding.

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