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As a proud partner of NLMK Clabecq, we supply our customers with the highest quality abrasion-resistant and extra high strength steel products: Quard® and Quend®


Abrasion Resistant Steel

Quard® abrasion-resistant steel plates from NLMK Clabecq withstands intensive wear in many different applications. This unique steel features superior workability throughout all stages of the manufacturing process, and its mechanical properties allow for cutting, forming and welding with ease. Working with Quard® steel is quick, efficient and reliable.


  • Mining and earthmoving equipment
  • Crushing and pulverizing equipment
  • Buckets, knives, crushers, feeders
  • Presses
  • Skips
  • Excavators

Advantages of Quard®

High Hardness

The precise water quenching and production process ensures consistent 
hardness levels and 100% martensitic microstructure throughout the plate.

Light Weight

Quard® provides a higher strength product with a thinner plate, allowing you to reduce the weight of your structure by up to 40%.

Superior Flatness

The flatness of Quard® plate allows for improved handling and workshop processing of plates, lower residual stresses in the plate, and more accurate design.

Increased Productivity

Lighter design implementation, easier tool preparation, and shorter manufacturing time for the finished product.


High Strength Steel

Quend® extra-high strength structural steel is designed to reduce the weight of lifting equipment while withstanding high loads. Quend is made from slabs with a high degree of purity, features excellent flatness, superior surface aspect and tight thickness tolerance. When primed, the plate comes with a thin film of low zinc silicate the protects against corrosion, promotes weldability, and is optimized for laser cutting.


  • Trucks chassis
  • Lifting and hoisting equipment
  • Handling equipment
  • Trailers

Advantages of Quend®

High Impact Toughness

Quend® has a minimum impact tougness of 27 J, guaranteeing no cracks or breaks in the steel at -40 degree weather.

Primed Exterior

Quend® is primed to protect against corrosion and rust.

ASTM A514 Certified

Quend® meets both North American and European steel quality standards.

Environmental Benefits of Quard® and Quend®


Less maintenance of material
Less waste of natural resources
Less replacement
Reduced tonnage to recycle


Less waste of natural resources
Reduced tonnage to recycle


Higher payload
More capacity to transport/lighter to convey
Reduced energy consumption by tonne


Chromium Carbide Overlay

Our high-quality line of Chromium Carbide Overlay contains less stress cracks than seen in a lot of CC on the market. This helps prevent spalling and flaking traditionally seen in CCO applications.

We offer many grades, including Complex Carbide and Tungsten. CCO is ideal for low impact, heavy wear areas in buckets, truck boxes, chutes, and hoppers.

Current Stock

  • 1/4” on 1/4”
  • 3/8” on 3/8”
  • 1/2” on 1/2”