Steel optimized against wind and weather. Steel is often found in applications exposed to the most extreme conditions. Like hardly any other material, it is exposed to the force of the elements. With the passivation treatments from voestalpine, the steel is optimally prepared to meet the challenge.
At voestalpine, a great deal of importance is attached to perfect workability in all common processes.
clearcover® is an environmentally friendly and sustainable passivation system without chromium III or chromium VI and is free from heavy metals such as molybdenum, manganese or cobalt. The additional innovative treatment is applied to hot-dip galvanized (Z, ZM, ZF) or electrogalvanized steel strip and can be supplied in combination with oil or phosphating.
Sustainable and environmentally compatible passivation
Reliable corrosion protection during transport
Excellent corrosion protection during storage
Good resistance to emulsions
|Passivation processes in comparison|
Corrosion protection (bright finish)
Constant humidity/corrosive environment test
|clear cover—the new chromium-free passivation|
|Existing chromium-III passivation|
The multiface® coating is 1 to 2 µm thick and is a multifunctional, almost invisible sealant (thin organic coating = TOC) on hot-dip galvanized steel strip (Z, ZM) with excellent corrosion protection properties and direct powder coating capabilities.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly sealant
Excellent corrosion protection
Compatibility with emulsion solutions
Reduced down to three process steps
Good forming properties
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.
dryform® is a dry forming aid for hot-dip galvanized or electrogalvanized steel strip with excellent forming and good corrosion protection properties. Typical applications are found in the tube and section industry as well as in the household appliance industry.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly dry forming aid
Excellent forming properties
Very good processing properties
High level of work safety and process reliability