Virina aiming to enter high-strength sector

Jul 16, 2013 | 10:21 AM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Virina Steel, NanoSteel, high-strength steel, HSS, rebar, OCTG, John Wong, John Peng Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Virina Steel Co., a new player in the high-strength steel market, is seeking to establish a foothold in the United States and will apply for patents for its steel formula by the end of this week, vice president of sales and marketing John Wong told AMM.

The company has tested a formula that it would license to third-party mill producers to melt their material. The formula could be used for a variety of steel products, including reinforcing bar, oil country tubular goods and flat-rolled sheet, Wong said.

The company has sent material to two U.S. steel pipe makers for testing and plans to begin shipping commercially in Asia by the end of the month.....

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