Sandvik Materials Technology, a subsidiary of Swedish industrial giant Sandvik, manufactures stainless steel and alloy tube, strip, wire, and bar that are used mainly by the engineering and processing industries. The company's Kanthal unit makes silicon carbide heating elements, which are able to withstand a wide range of high temperature applications. The Sandvik Process Systems unit produces steel belts and press plates and installs steel belt systems for chemical and food processing facilities. The strip steel unit specializes in thin precision strip steel. The tubular products unit manufactures seamless stainless steel tubes. The company also has a medical products business.