• global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

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    william rowland

    global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

  • global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

    welcome to

    william rowland

    global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

  • global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

    welcome to

    william rowland

    global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

  • global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

    welcome to

    william rowland

    global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

Alloys

A wide range of copper, nickel, tin and ferro alloys available

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Powders

Metals powders available from aluminium through to zinc

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High Purity Metals

We can supply a wide range of high purity metals for industrial use

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Low Melting Point Alloys

Industry standard or customer specific alloys can be made in-house

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Foundry

A wide range of foundry additives including inoculants, graphite and molybdic oxide.

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Our expert team are always happy to help.

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Supplying the world with high purity metals, metal powders, low melting point alloys, alloys and inoculants

With over 180 years of experience, we’re proud to be one of the oldest trading metal companies in the world. We've striven for excellence since the very beginning and innovation, quality and service remain at the core of everything we do.

We deliver high purity metals at globally competitive prices, and we've been at the forefront for nearly two hundred years. So our reputation and heritage speaks for itself. We continue to succeed because we continue to lead.

We are experts in supplying high purity metals including low melting pointing point alloys to tight deadlines.

Our orders quantities are flexible we accommodate customers who only require small quantities.

Our company was built on the dream of one man.

Our future is built upon our great ideas.

Aerospace

Most metals used within the aerospace industry are alloys, primarily steel, cobalt and nickel based superalloys.

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Construction

The most common materials used in the contruction industry are steel, bronze, brass, aluminium and copper

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Petrochemical

Nickel, nickel alloys and stainless steels are used extensively in the petrochemical industry

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Automotive

Nickel, Aluminium, Copper and Magnesium are used extensively in the automotive industry.

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Marine

Seawater is corrosive to most construction materials; therefore specific metals are required.

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Electronics

Copper, silver, nickel, cobalt, aluminium, tin, zinc, indium and silicon are widely used in the electronics industry

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Defence

A large variety of metals are used in the defence sector, from rare metals to aluminium, magnesium and steel.

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Energy

Copper, nickel, iron, silver, cobalt, indium, silicon and aluminium are widely used in the energy industry.

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We've been innovating at William Rowland since 1830

We celebrated 150 years of William Rowland in 1980. To mark this momentous occasion we created a William Rowland Commemorative Plate that featured our old horse ‘Farmer’. In the 1830’s, Farmer was a familiar sight around Sheffield as he helped deliver ingots of zinc, iron and tin to our customers.

In 1987, another significant venture began when DCX Chrome (formally known as Delachaux), a global manufacturer of high-quality chromium metal, appointed us as their sole sales agent in the UK and Eire. This exciting appointment was a show of confidence by DCX Chrome in recognition of our expertise and reputation in the aerospace industry.

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Our company was built on the dream of one man

The latest at william rowland

Low melting point alloys & their uses

Posted: 2017-02-15 11:15:02

William Rowland Limited is able to produce a wide range of low melting point alloys at our foundry in Birmingham. We can produce to known industry specifications or alloys that are tailored to meet our customers’ specific requirements. Fusible alloys A fusible alloy is essentially a type of metal alloy which can be fused with ease. These metal alloys can be melted at temperatures that are relatively low. They are typically eutectic…

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The Iron Bridge

Posted: 2017-02-14 13:48:33

The Iron Bridge was constructed in 1777, and first opened for use in 1781. It is located in Shropshire, over the River Severn and is still intact today. The first arch bridge to be made of cast iron, the Iron Bridge spans 100 feet and 6 inches and was a revelation to for trading when it was first constructed. It even gives name to the village that lies at the foot of it – Ironbridge. Bridges had previously been most commonly made with stone or…

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What is the strongest metal in the world?

Posted: 2017-02-05 12:17:19

Metals can have many different qualities, and strength is an important one for several industries. Metal alloys, are often stronger than pure metals and there are different types of strength that vary in importance depending on what they are being used for. Because they are fit for different purposes, we can cite several metals as being amongst the strongest. The first is steel, which is an alloy of iron and carbon. Steel is used to make everything…

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2016 – The UK steel industry and Tata Steel

Posted: 2017-01-25 12:09:24

2016 was a turbulent year for the UK steel industry. Featuring in headlines such as, ‘Britain’s steel industry: What’s going wrong?’, and ‘Steel crisis far from over…’, it’s safe to say that the industry has been sorely hit over the last 12 months. The privately owned Tata Steel has been instrumental in some of the changes we have seen. In January 2016, Tata Steel announced their intentions to cut 1060 jobs in the UK with 750 of those…

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WILLIAM ROWLAND - IN MOTION

We're always looking at innovative ways to deliver quality and service. View these short videos of our cutting-edge machinery and see how these are benefiting customers all over the world.