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Wear-resistant steel: XAR®


XAR® (eXtra Abrasion Resistant) steels from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe are the solution for applications where wear is a key factor.

XAR® is available in various grades from 300 HBW to 600 HBW and plate thicknesses from 1/6” to 4” (4 to 100 mm), tailored to particular applications, e.g. mining equipment, earthmoving machinery, steel mill and cement plant equipment, agricultural machinery, etc.

XAR® 400, XAR® 450 and XAR® 500 plates can also be supplied as cut-to-length plates in thicknesses up to approx. 3/8” (10 mm). Due to their very close thickness tolerances of ±0.008’’ (±0,2 mm) they offer weight reduction benefits as well as advantages in terms of cold forming.


  • Hardnesses up to 600 Brinell
  • At least five times the service life of conventional structural steel
  • Ideal for press braking and bending
  • Good welding and cutting properties
XAR® 300
XAR® 400
XAR® 400 W
XAR® 450
XAR® 500
XAR® 600

Wear-resistant steel

Thanks to their extreme hardness and toughness, XAR® heavy plates last at least five times longer than conventional structural steel. ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe offers further special wear-resistant structural steels.

Further wear-resistant steel grades

XAR® in use

XAR® wear-resistant steels have proved successful in various applications in which wear and abrasion are major cost factors. Thanks to their high hardness, wear can be minimized and component life increased.

The wide range of XAR® grades allows designers to choose the optimum steel for the particular application taking loading and production conditions into account. XAR® steels have found a wide range of applications in important areas of engineering.


More environmental protection, more safety and cost efficiency are important issues in the automotive industry. As a long-standing partner, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe understands these requirements and provides comprehensive industry-specific expertise with regard to material as well as technology.

Industries Automotive/Trucks

Special Vehicles

Cranes, civil protection vehicles or ships – special-purpose vehicles are used wherever demanding tasks must be performed. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe provides high-performance solutions for the respective field of application setting new standards on the market.

Indutries Special Vehicles

Plant Engineering

Modern machinery and plant engineering needs innovative technologies and reliable as well as high-quality materials. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe develops and manufactures products that both technically and economically belong to the most efficient products of our time.

Industries Plant Engineering

Application examples

Shovel of a wheel loader made from XAR® 450

Construction machinery

Shovel of a wheel loader made from XAR® 450

Large dump truck with light body made from XAR® 450

Construction machinery / Surface mining

Large dump truck with light body made from XAR® 450


Construction machinery


 XAR® sheets

Screening and crushing equipment

Side armoring made from XAR®

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