phs-ultraform® is a product in a class of its own
On 30 September 2014, the winners of the 2014 Upper Austrian Innovation Award were honored in the Upper Austrian ORF television studio. 79 projects fought for a prize in five award categories. In the category of large organizations, voestalpine Stahl GmbH convinced the jury with its product phs-ultraform®.
As a result of the trend in the automotive industry towards light-weight design and increased safety, the use of press-hardened components (PHS) for car bodies has dramatically increased. voestalpine Stahl GmbH has succeeded in developing a galvanized boron steel in combination with a special parts manufacturing technology, which ensures the cathodic corrosion protection of PHS components.
phs-ultraform® is used for underbody parts and for other wet applications. Thanks to this product, in some cases, secondary corrosion protection measures are no longer necessary.