Precision-engineered Pipes of Stainless Steel and Alloys
Shareholders in Portfolio Company
Investment Started: 2010
3.75 bln rubles
Co-investment by RUSNANO1.30 bln rubles
Production of high precision pipes by modifying the metal at the nanolevel to improve resistance to aggressive environments
Portfolio company TMK-INOX has designed its pipes for service in the energy sector, including nuclear power generation, also engineering, aviation and space. The company has introduced advanced cold-rolling mills, a new method of deformation and lubrication for forming hard, ultrathin separating layers suited to significant contact stress and plastic deformation. Ultrapure hydrogen, purified with nanostructured zeolite, preserves pipe properties during thermal processing and reduces the number of technological operations that are required.
The company’s products meet the most rigorous national and international standards. Since beginning the project, TMK-INOX has won notable shares in Russian markets, where foreign manufacturers used to dominate, and it has its strengthened positions in international markets.
Areas of application
- Oil and gas production
- Energy sector
- Mechanical engineering and automotive construction
- Air and space industry
- Engineering firms, producers of nuclear energy, and power generation, and chemical industries
- Resistance to corrosive environments
- Durability of surface and materials
- Strength and ductility simultaneously
- 30% more efficient manufacturing processes
23 January 2015TMK and RUSNANO Expand Production of High-Tech Pipes
31 December 2010RUSNANO and TMK Launch Precision Tube Project
Technologies and Products
Precise control of deformation and temperature parameters during processing enables formation of a crystal lattice of metal nanostructures, enhancing plasticity and corrosion resistance, providing particular geometric parameters, and improving surfaces. The project manufactures precision stainless steel and alloy pipes with superior qualities at significantly lower production costs.