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Vallourec trusts Smarktec marking technology

15 June 2015

Smarktec has successfully installed a gantry type marking station at Vallourec facilities in Motherwell, Scotland, UK.

The facility in Motherwell restores 3000 lacquered steel pipes a month. After the refurbishing process, a Smarktec gantry type marking solution prints the characteristics of the pipe and Vallourec’s logo along the axis of the pipe. The gantry is equipped with REA Jet inkjet technology for printing and it also provides varnish based clear coating for protection of the print and duration in most harsh environmental conditions. This marking station also includes a pin marking to engrave the pipes.

Vallourec is one of the world leader’s in premium tubular solutions. It serves primarily the energy markets (oil and gas, powergen) and its expertise also extends to the Industry sector (mechanicals, automobile, construction etc.). Vallourec employs over 23,000 people and is present in more than 20 countries.