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Carpenter Launches New Alloys Being Used in Knife Blade Applications

WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2009-- Carpenter Technology Corp. (NYSE: CRS), Wyomissing, PA, USA, is introducing Carpenter CTS-BD1, a new alloy that is part of the Carpenter CTS™ alloys suite. These particular alloys offer many attributes making them attractive for use in consumer, industrial and medical knife blade applications.

Carpenter CTS-BD1 is a premium melted stainless steel containing certain metal additions that offer characteristics such as enhanced knife blade edge retention at a competitive cost.

The Carpenter CTS family of alloys offers superior edge retention and surface finish as well as an ability to be machined to a fine edge and consistent heat-treatability from lot to lot. These attributes make the Carpenter CTS alloys strong candidates for a wide array of blade applications, including commercial food processing, paper processing, textile, packaging, recycling/refuse, kitchen knives, hand tools, scissors/shears, shaving razors, sport/hunting knives, ice skates, military/defense, law enforcement, salon blades and various surgical/medical applications.

The other alloys in the Carpenter CTS suite are CTS-40CP (Micro-Melt® 440C), CTS-XHP (Micro-Melt 440-XH® alloy), CTS-10 (410 stainless), CTS-20 (420 stainless), CTS 40A (Type 440A), CTS-40C (Type 440C), CTS-TMT (Trinamet® stainless), CTS-20CP (Micro-Melt 420-CW), CTS-B52 (VIM-VAR 52100), CTS-B90 (X-90), CTS-B75 (S42700), CTS-B70 (CRB-7® alloy) and CTS-204P (Micro-Melt 20-4).

All of the Carpenter CTS alloys are produced with stringent quality control from melting through shipment. Carpenter offers technical support for customers with questions about the Carpenter CTS alloys and a new Selectaloy tool is available to aid customers with alloy selection. The Carpenter CTS alloys are available for sale directly from Carpenter.

For more information about the Carpenter CTS™ family of alloys, including the Selectaloy diagram and other Carpenter alloys, visit Carpenter’s website at , e-mail or telephone (610) 208-2000 or (800) 654-6543.

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Carpenter Technology Corporation, based in Wyomissing, PA, USA, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty metals including stainless steel and titanium and various engineered products.

Source: Carpenter Technology Corp.

Carpenter Technology Corp.
Carol Aulenbach, 610-208-2355

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Carpenter Technology Corporation is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, powder metals, stainless steels, alloy steels, and tool steels.

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