In a commitment to help customers determine the quantity and price of the metal that they require, stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel products supplier thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) has launched a variety of browser extensions including a Metal Weight Calculator – a web app for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

The free browser extension can be used to calculate the weights of a variety of different metals and the yield of sheet from a coil, as well as to convert the square metre price from a kilo price.

Says chief Terry Sargeant: “As a leading manufacturer of metals, we are constantly on the lookout for new ways to lighten the work load for customers when purchasing our products – and we are delighted to be doing exactly this with our dynamic Metal Weight Calculator.

“As many of the mills that manufacture metal operate on a cost per kilo basis, calculating prices per metre or per sheet can be a difficult procedure for those looking to buy in smaller quantities. This calculator bridges that gap, taking the work away from customers and doing it for them.

“We’re very proud of this new tool we’ve produced, and as one of the few dynamic weight calculators of its kind on the net, we hope that it comes as a great help to our customers.”

The browser extensions can be downloaded here.