Steel Division

Direct coatability

Direct coating

Optimized steel for direct coating. The right coating often gives steel surfaces that extra something. That is why voestalpine developed a special additional coating that can be applied without having to prepare the steel surface.


clearcover an environmentally friendly passivation system without chromium III or chromium VI and it is free from heavy metals such as molybdenum, manganese or cobalt. The additional innovative treatment is applied to hot-dip galvanized or electrogalvanized steel strip and can be supplied in combination with oil or phosphating.

  • Universal passivation
  • Good emulsion compatibility
  • High level of corrosion protection
  • Not chromium-free
  • Slightly lower performance in paint adhesion than with chrome-free passivation


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

Reduced number 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 overpaint or use the material immediately following the deep-drawing process. This substantially reduces the processing costs.

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