Find out why hard and tough Hardox® wear plate can withstand aggressive environments to benefit your equipment and your business.

Tough enough not to crack

Thanks to its extreme toughness, Hardox® copes with shocks, jolts, bangs, nicks and jabs, day after day. And with its good workshop properties, you can bend it, form it and weld it, and it will keep resisting cracks and crack propagation. In aggressive environments, where breakage failures can be unpredictable and costly or even threaten the safety of your equipment and people, Hardox® wear plate helps you minimize the risks so your equipment — and your business — won’t break down.

Structural properties

Toughness: It's the definitive difference between Hardox® wear plate and regular AR steel. It's what helps makes Hardox® possible to use as a structural steel. So you can bend it, form it and weld it without losing its properties. Together with its high yield strength, this allows for lighter designs.

Hardox wear steel tougnness

Toughness benefits

Check! Hardox  Can take heavy blows without becoming deformed.

Check! Hardox  Will resist cracks if subjected to plastic deformation.

[Check bullet image]If a local crack does occur, it will resist propagation

How tough is tough?

Just what is toughness? In these videos, we'll show you how Hardox® is tested before it starts performing.


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Payload and service life

Hardox® wear-resistant steel helps to reduce weight and extend the service life of truck bodies, containers, dumpers, buckets, garbage trucks and more.

Originally intended as wear plate, it turns out that Hardox® steel can act as a load-carrying part in many applications due to its unique combination of hardness and toughness. With Hardox® wear plate, you can design structures that are wear-resistant, strong and lightweight, all at the same time.

Today, Hardox® has come a long way from its early years. It comes in a much wider range, and the traditional Hardox® wear plate is also available as wear-resistant tubes and round bars.

A die-hard steel for long-living equipment

Extreme abrasion resistance has always been the key to Hardox® wear plate’s success. Today, it’s harder and tougher than ever, able to withstand heavy impact without permanent deformation or cracking. So if you’re an equipment or machine operator, don’t worry: Hardox® can fend off shocks, jolts, bangs, nicks and jabs. This steel can take a beating and keep on performing, day after day.

If you or your customers are fleet or equipment owners, think of equipment containing Hardox® steel as a strategic business investment. You’ll appreciate that you can easily extend the service life of your equipment by two, three, five or ten times or more. Not only does this add to the lifespan, but without ugly cracks and dents your equipment looks better while in use, too.

The proof is in the payload

Hardox® wear plate in truck, container or concrete mixer bodies helps you reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel economy, increase legal truck payload and even downsize to a smaller, often more fuel-efficient, vehicle.

The lower weight from lighter bodies allows fleets to carry more load using the same vehicles. For example, a lighter dumpster container made of Hardox® steel means an increased load capacity of 10-20% or even more in some applications.

This extra capacity may result in fewer trips per day because the vehicle can carry more payload. A lower curb weight also reduces fuel consumption and in turn operating costs. As an extra bonus, 100% of Hardox® wear plate can be recycled at the end of its lifetime without loss of its properties or performance.

So whether you need to move a mountain, dig a ditch or carry a heavy load, Hardox® steel works hard to contribute to a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.


What is toughness?


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Customer cases

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