NLMK Clabecq produces a rising star in Quardian – steel that is resistant to ballistic impact and explosions. Quardian can be used for numerous applications, including mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles, anti-riot trucks, patrol vehicles, armoured personal carriers and armoured civilian vehicles, as well as protected buildings like shelters and guardhouses. It can also be used for shooting stands, frigates and protecting life against gunshots or explosions.

Safety applications include Quardian’s advanced protection capabilities, which have been approved by a wide range of independent and accredited laboratories. It is available in Brinell hardnesses of 300HB and 600HB. Quardian is produced in Belgium by NLMK Clabecq, which has been recognised for its expertise in rolling thin steel plates.

Quardian thin and wide plates are available in various thicknesses, starting from 3.6mm. The unique layout of the rolling mill, modernity, and technicality of the quenching and tempering unit, as well as the quality of the slabs, collectively offer exceptional thickness tolerances, surface finish and flatness for enhanced workability.

The best thickness tolerances, and the outstanding surface finish, are guaranteed by the unique quarto mill and four-stand continuous-finishing mill combination that are on the same line. Quardian deliveres a high level of flatness – up to half of Class S, according to EN 10029 standards – through innovative equipment with independent driving rolls.

NLMK Clabecq aims to develop and maintain efficiency at all stages, in order to provide partners and customers with high-quality products and services.

The mill carries out audits on a regular basis to ensure that its management systems are adhered to. External independent offices have verified these and granted various certifications to NLMK Clabecq. Among them is the Allied Quality Assurance Publications 2110, which demonstrates the company’s ability to produce Quardian under stringent conditions.