• 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

The environmental consequences of our smartphone addiction

Posted: 2017-06-26 16:15:54

Most of us now use smartphones on a daily basis, but we give little thought as to the materials contained within them. All smartphones contain a mix of precious metals such as platinum, palladium, gold, silver and copper. A typical iPhone, one of the most predominant smartphones on the market, contains a mix of 0.034g of gold, 0.34g of silver, 0.015g of palladium and a very small amount of platinum (under a thousandth of a gram). In addition to this…

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The different types of stainless steel

Posted: 2017-06-21 13:42:18

Stainless steel is an immensely popular steel alloy that is highly prized for its resistance to corrosion and used in a variety of ways, including cutlery, medicine and jewelry. There are different types of stainless steel and the type will depend on what has been added to it. The fact that different varieties can be formed gives this an alloy an immense versatility which explains its popularity and suitability for a wide number of applications.…

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UK steel and the American market

Posted: 2017-06-10 13:19:44

As Donald Trump increases protectionism in the United States, UK steel workers have voiced their concerns and begun lobbying the government in an effort not to be cut off from the American market. In April of this year, President Donald Trump launched a ‘Section 232’ investigation with the purpose of studying steel imports in the country with a view to protecting the US industry. His aim was to ‘fight for American workers and American-made…

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Titanium – why is it so expensive?

Posted: 2017-05-25 08:44:40

Titanium is a lustrous, silvery coloured metal that is known to have particularly high strength and low density. It was first discovered in Cornwall in 1791 and takes it names from Greek mythology, after the Titans. Titanium is used in a wide number of industries including aerospace and jewellery making, and it is valued for being highly resistant to corrosion particularly from chlorine and seawater. But why is it so expensive? Titanium cannot be…

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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.