Steel Division

multiface®

multiface®

With excellent anti-fingerprint properties, multiface® is a multifunctional, nearly invisible protective coating on hot-dip galvanized steel strip. Powder coatings can also be applied directly to the product.

  • Excellent anti-fingerprint properties
  • Direct powder coating possible
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Excellent formability
  • Excellent joinability
  • Environmental compatibility
  • Reduced down to three process steps

Direct cost savings through reduction of process steps

When using steel strip coated with multiface®, the oiled part must not be degreased, rinsed or dried. The direct formability and excellent adhesive properties of the material make it possible to directly powder-coat or adhesive-bond the material after deep-drawing. This substantially reduces the processing costs.

Multiple certifications

Extensive material certification is naturally a minimum requirement at voestalpine in our effort to provide high-performance additional treatments. Actual properties often go far beyond the standard minimum requirements.


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Steel strips

Hot-dip galvanized steel strip

Hot-dip galvanized steel strip

Hot-dip galvanized steel made by voestalpine is characterized by high corrosion resistance, excellent working properties and a wide range of applications.

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Hot-dip galvanized steel strip

An excellent all-rounder

Hot-dip galvanized steel made by voestalpine is characterized by high corrosion resistance, high-quality appearance, excellent working properties and a wide spectrum of applications. The portfolio of steel grades ranges from super deep-drawing grades to grades with highest strengths (ahss advanced high-strength steels). Depending on customer requirements, voestalpine supplies a comprehensive range of available widths and thicknesses with tailor-made metallic coatings. A variety of surface finishing treatments also make it possible to extend the range of applications. voestalpine supplies high-strength steels with unique exposed-panel quality and offers a ZF coating for this purpose. The world's only hot-dip galvanized press-hardening steels made by voestalpine round off the extensive portfolio.

Materials for cold forming

  • Mild steels
  • Structural steels
  • Micro-alloyed steels
  • Bake-hardening steels
  • High-strength IF steels
  • Carbon-manganese steels
  • Dual-phase steels
  • Dual-phase high-ductility steels
  • Complex-phase steels
  • Complex-phase high-ductility steels

Some steel grades are available as galvanized hot-rolled strip:

  • Hot-rolled low-alloyed or microalloyed steels
  • Hot-rolled ferritic-bainitic steels
  • Hot-rolled complex-phase steels

Materials for hot forming

Press-hardening steels for hot forming are available in various strengths and are coated with zinc or zinc-iron. Best crash behavior, high dimensional accuracy and very good joining properties are the hallmarks of components made of these materials.

  • phs-ultraform®
  • phs-directform®
  • phs-rollform®
  • phs-multiform

Metallic coatings

  • Zinc (Z) for applications subject to average corrosion (galvanized)
  • Zinc-iron (ZF) for corrosion protection with highest weldability requirements (galvannealed)
  • Zinc-magnesium (ZM) for best cathodic corrosion protection (corrender)

Metallic coatings Z and ZM are available with normal (N) and small spangles (M). The surface of zinc-iron coating is spangle-free. Upon customer request, voestalpine supplies different zinc coatings per side (differential galvanizing).

Coating
Thickness/mm
Width max./mm
Coating
Z and GI0.45–4.001730Z70 - Z600
ZF and GA0.45–2.301730ZF70 - ZF140
ZM (corrender)0.45–2.301730ZM90 - ZM200

"At the Linz site, we manufacture a very extensive product mix in five different hot-dip galvanizing lines. We apply zinc coatings in various surface qualities on mild to high-strength steel grades. Our team of specialists meets the challenge with a high level of commitment and quality awareness every single day. We set the standards with additional chromium-free and environmentally friendly treatments such as clearcover® or multiface®.

Maximilian Kaiser, Main Process Manager, Hot-dip Galvanizing

Surface quality

  • As-coated surface (A)
  • Improved surface (unexposed and B)
  • Best surface (exposed or C) for special requirements such as exposed panels (IF steels) in the automotive industry for additional benefits:
  • Minimum waviness
  • High contour sharpness in reflections
  • Also for ZM corrender coatings)
  • Optimum forming properties
  • Efficient painting
Design for Z and ZM
Mean roughness value Ra [µm]
Standard0.6–1.9
Roughness: especially smooth0.5 max.
Roughness: smooth0.9 max.
Special option: half matt0.7–1.3
Special option: matt1.3–1.9

Numerous additional treatments

Subsequent surface treatment additionally improves the existing product properties in comparison to the high-quality base material and provides solutions to special applications:

  • Chemical passivation and/or corrosion protection oils protect against white rust formation and are free of chromium. (clearcover®)
  • Forming aids such as a phosphating or passivation layer (dryform)
  • Direct coating capacity for enameling steels (direct-e®)
  • Anti-fingerprint (multiface®) for the household appliance and construction industries

Further processing

Hot-dip galvanized steel strips available in a wide range of widths and lengths:

  • Wide strip
  • Slit strip (slit)
  • Cut-to-length sheets
  • Blanks

Supply pursuant to EN 10346 and VDA 239100 Deviations upon agreement.


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Section industry

Section industry

Tubes and sections are used in a wide range of industries to meet various requirements, and voestalpine knows is very familiar with them.

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Section industry

Tubes and sections

Tubes and sections are used in a wide variety of industries. The requirements are just as numerous, and voestalpine is very familiar with them.

Less weight, higher performance

Highly innovative industries such as the automotive industry place high demands on the tubes and profiles used in many different applications, whether it be a seat rail, a strut, in the car body or the frame. In addition to different functions, they all have one demand in common: It always has to be simplest solution possible. High-strength and ultra-high-strength steels made by voestalpine make a very special contribution here.

Coating or additional treatment

Corrosion protection plays a very decisive role in the tube and section industry. Depending on the requirements, sections are supplied with the appropriate additional treatment or with corrender. corrender is the zinc-magnesium-aluminum coating made by voestalpine and increases corrosion protection by 65% with the same amount of metallic coating when compared to conventional galvanized steel strip.

Complexity becomes simple

Materials customized by voestalpine to make tubes and sections can be used to manufacture highly complex structures. The specialized technical specialists at voestalpine have a very high degree of material and processing expertise in the field of tubes and sections. In collaboration with business partners, voestalpine has developed solutions that achieve much more than merely meet the requirements.


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Household systems

Household systems

Innovative developments in the field of household systems are beneficiaries of the expertise and synergies in high-tech applications.

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Household systems

Say you are looking for a supplier that offers more.

We at voestalpine consider ourselves to be pioneers who are always one step ahead in the most innovative industries. Every customer in the household systems industry benefits from this expertise. A broad product portfolio is supplemented by highly innovative additional treatments and special products developed specifically for industry requirements.

A wooden fire door?

Yes! Available in a very large number of different colors, colofer® is available in many different designs that appear deceptively genuine, including stainless steel, wood or carbon. A special 3D feel makes our wood surfaces hard to differentiate from authentic wood surfaces. A broad portfolio of additional steel products and efficiency-enhancing treatments is also available.

The use of colofer® instead of powder-coated components saves costs!

colofer® is the brand name for pre-coated steel strip made by voestalpine. You can significantly reduce your costs and increase efficiency by switching from powder-coated components to colofer® CASING. colofer® CASING is characterized by particularly high scratch resistance and can be processed as a precoated product without the use of any protective film. With the help of the colofer® color service, the desired color shade can be easily reproduced and, thanks to the Steel Service Center, the product can be supplied in coils, cut sheets or slit strip.

Precoated steel strip for lighting

colofer®, the precoated steel strip made by voestalpine, can be formed easily and, depending on customer requirements, can be coated on one side (top side only) or on both sides (top and bottom side) with a coating specially developed for the lighting industry. Up to 95 gloss units and an epsilon value of ≥ 85 can be achieved. With the help of the colofer® color service, the desired color shade can be easily reproduced and, thanks to the Steel Service Center, the product can be supplied in coils, cut sheets or slit strip.

Almost invisible and yet so effective

multiface® is a multifunctional, nearly invisible protective coating with excellent anti-fingerprint properties. The coating provides excellent corrosion protection during transport and storage and very good forming properties without having to employ any additional lubricants. Components coated with multiface® can be painted or adhesive-bonded without any additional conditioning and can be processed immediately. The surface features very good adhesive properties.

Are you familiar with corrender as a powerful alternative?

By adding magnesium (~1.5% by weight) and aluminum (~2.5% by weight) to the zinc strip, a high-performance protective layer is created which, with the same layer of the metallic protective layer, provides outstanding corrosion protection and excellent workability as compared to conventionally galvanized steel strip.

Heating Ventilating & Air Conditioning

The outstanding product properties of colofer®, corrender, direct-e® and multiface® offer the best possible conditions for efficient solutions in ventilation and air conditioning units. High resistance to weathering and corrosion, uncomplicated formability, simplified further processing and the choice of different colors and surface designs with nature-friendly manufacturing processes and proven voestalpine service offer ideal conditions for new impetus in the industry.


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Household appliance industry

Household appliance industry

Increasingly qualitative and efficient solutions from voestalpine will be the household appliance industry standard of tomorrow.

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Household appliance industry

The ideal supplier to household appliance manufacturers

The household-appliance industry has always been a market segment of strategic relevance to voestalpine. For more than 60 years, we have been developing the unique expertise incorporated into our end products, our manufacturing technologies and the industry. This has made it possible for voestalpine, as one of the most innovative and research-intensive companies in the steel industry, to set new industry standards in collaboration with our customers.

Why customers rely on voestalpine

Many renowned manufacturers have enjoyed much more than a sixty-year partnership with voestalpine. Highly skilled technical and market experts continue to work very closely with customers on high-quality and efficient solutions that set the market standards of tomorrow. Sophisticated service and logistics solutions are combined with a highly professional overall package that has proven to be effective for many manufacturers. Convince yourself!

Specialized research and development

voestalpine focuses more on solutions than on standard products. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of customer requirements and the development of individualized solutions. In its daily work, voestalpine banks on innovation and defines the standards of tomorrow.

  • Joint product development in collaboration with customers in the industry
  • Synergies with other highly innovative industries
  • More than 700 researchers, a close network with research institutions and consistent focus on innovation

Reliability AT the right time and place 

With years of experience delivering products to every part of the world, voestalpine implements all procedures necessary in international logistics to ensure the highest level of reliability. The highest degree of reliability is also taken for granted when it comes to global deliveries. A global network of sales offices, selected partners and steel service centers make it possible for voestalpine to be highly flexible with regard to customer requirements and to customize supplies and solutions for customers in the household appliance industry.

Is powder coating still your thing? Follow along and reduce your costs.

A large number of possible designs, maximum functionality, flexible support for your production lines in accordance with environmental regulations, cost savings, simplified logistics and just the right benefits clearly make colofer® the winner when answering the question of whether to use colofer® or a powder coating.

small lots is possible thanks to colofer® coil splitting.

colofer® home, the organic-coated steel strip for the household-appliance industry, has already become an important name as a high-quality and high-performance product. But did you know that the colofer® color service can produce most any color, and the product can be supplied in small lots thanks to colofer® coil splitting? This makes colofer® home an ideal choice when it comes to design and flexibility.

voestalpine supplies solutions to the following areas in the household-appliance industry:

  • Dishwashing
  • Laundry
  • Cooling
  • Drying
  • Cooking
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Almost invisible and yet so effective

multiface® is a multifunctional, nearly invisible protective coating with excellent anti-fingerprint properties. The coating provides excellent corrosion protection during transport and storage and very good forming properties without having to employ any additional lubricants. Components coated with multiface® can be painted or adhesive-bonded without any additional conditioning and can be processed immediately. The surface features very good adhesive properties.


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