Are you looking for an inspiring product that will make your architectural visions come true, despite all the demands?

colofer® is an organic-coated steel strip made by voestalpine, one of the most innovative and environmentally friendly steelmaking companies of the world. In 1998, voestalpine developed an environmentally compatible method for the production of colofer® by completely eliminating chrome from the process. The product, which is manufactured 100 percent in Austria, is excellently suited for use as a building facade or indoors and, thanks to its flexibility, is ideally suited to the complex requirements of modern architecture.

What is colofer® exactly?

The combination of hot-dip galvanized steel strip and several paint coatings creates a versatile product characterized by highest processing properties, long-term corrosion protection, sustainable color fastness and almost unlimited design possibilities.

Where can colofer® be used?

colofer® is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Depending on the product, it can also be used at altitudes of up to 2,100 meters and in different atmospheres (C2 to C5) in accordance with EN 10169. By using only the best raw materials, colofer® guarantees a long service life and excellent UV resistance.


You can win prizes with colofer®

The new headquarters of STEINBAUER Performance Austria GmbH with its impressive carbon-optic facade made of colofer® vario won the 2016 State Prize for Architecture in the category of Industry and Commerce.

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colofer® VARIO combines impressive optics with the advantages of steel.

If it is something special, then there is no alternative to colofer® VARIO. A variety of different wood, metal and stone effects give buildings a very special appearance. An effect that lasts for many years. Selected designs are also available with a hot-laminated film for perfect protection.
colofer® VARIO is available in these variations:
  • Design Line
  • Unidecor Line
  • Metallic Line
  • Iridescent Line

colofer® MATT

Aesthetics meets function. Three different matt surface types, the highest degree of UV resistance (RUV 4) and automatically guaranteed for altitudes of up to 2100 meters.

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colofer® is comprehensively certified.

DGNB, BREEAM, LEED, fire protection certificates, an environmental product declaration (EPD) and compliance with the REACH regulation and RoHS directive. Find out more about the wide range of colofer® certifications.

colofer® color service

Color courage. With our colofer® color service, we are able to reproduce a large number of additional colors. Whether it be RAL NCS, Pantone color matching systems or corporate identity guidelines, we offer a virtually unlimited color selection. We will be happy to reproduce any color on the basis of customer samples. Thanks to our high-precision measurement methods and detailed process knowledge, we can guarantee exact color matches.

Would you like to know which components can be manufactured with colofer®?

Thanks to its high level of functionality, colofer® can be processed into a large number of complex components, including trapezoidal profiles, sandwich panels, cassettes, sidings or standing seam roofs. Numerous component manufacturers throughout Europe confide in voestalpine as their supplier. Follow the link to find a selection of these manufacturers.

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More than the usual guarantee—the colofer guarantee

colofer® has been an ECO pioneer since 1998 and we have acquired more in-depth manufacturing knowledge and product expertise in the field of chromate-free coating technologies than any other steelmaker. Building on our vast experience, we can offer our customers very long warranties (up to 40 years), even under the harshest conditions (RC 5).

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