Steel Division

Electrogalvanized steel strip

With its excellent properties, electrogalvanized (EG) steel strip is a premium product of voestalpine. The strengths and properties of electrogalvanized steel strip are suited to a wide variety of applications, even beyond the automotive segment. The material exhibits exceptional strengths in terms of strength, coating quality, functionality, formability and joinability.

Highest strength

The many available ahss high-ductility grades reach strengths of up to 1180 MPa. Ultra-high-strength grades with improved formability are available from 980 MPa. In spite of these high strengths, electrogalvanized steel strip is also ideally suited for exposed panels.

Typical applications

  • Rocker panels
  • Tunnels
  • A and B pillars

Best surface and coating quality

The most prominent advantage of electrogalvanized steel strip made by voestalpine is the uniform quality of the surfaces and coatings. Its characteristic properties are ideal for further processing.

  • Minimum zinc layer thicknesses possible
  • One-sided galvanization possible
  • Improved adhesiveness as compared to HDG/Z
  • Especially suitable for new coating strategies as a result of improved coatability
  • Improved adhesive bondability

Extended functionality

The basic material offers many functional advantages, and other properties can be added.

  • Inline phosphating (ZE+P)
  • Temporary corrosion protection
  • Minimized wear
  • Direct coating

Advantages of inline passivation (ZE+C)

  • Improved resistance to transport and warehouse corrosion
  • Good overcoatability
  • Free of Cr IV

Excellent formability

The special forming quality of the material withstands extreme deep-drawing stress. Additionally, the adhesive tendency of electrogalvanized steel strip is significantly lower than that of comparable materials.

Typical applications

  • Large exposed panels in car body design
  • Oil-filter cartridges

Excellent joinability

Thanks to its excellent spot welding and laser brazing properties, electrogalvanized steel strip is ideally suited for joining and leads to significantly lower electrode wear than conventional steel grades.

Typical applications

  • Back hatches
  • Roof and roof attachments
  • Side wall frames


Electrogalvanized steel strip is versatile and finds its application in a number of different industries. Reflectors for headlights, interior design, room partitions, exposed cable ducts, railings, light reflectors, doors, gates, frames, filter cartridges, oil filters, directly coated components such as radiator covers, claddings and structural members. All one-side-galvanized (joined) components that provide benefits to customers, such as auto roofs, tubes and sections. Exposed panels on white goods such as washing machines, refrigerators and switch cabinets.



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Additional treatments

Electrogalvanized steel strip can be given a variety of surface treatments that further optimize the material.

Surface quality

  • Delivered with one of two surface types: A (formerly O3) or B (formerly O5). 
  • DIN EN 10152 illustrates the quality limits of various surfaces.
  • Same internal sorting standard as for cold-rolled steel strip

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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.



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colofer® plus is our solution for outdoor applications.

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.

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