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

Applications

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.

 

 

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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Automotive Industry

Automotive Industry

With its forward-looking technological developments, voestalpine is setting new standards in the automotive industry.

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Automotive Industry

Looking for the lightweight automotive design of tomorrow?

The automotive industry is undergoing unprecedented change. Technological developments are progressing at an enormous pace. The demands on efficiency and safety are enormous and are being completely redefined in ever shorter periods of time. In this highly innovative environment, anyone who believes that today's solutions must be valid tomorrow will be proven wrong by the competition. voestalpine is working now on the solutions of tomorrow. Whether for crash components, exposed panels that meet the highest surface requirements or body-in-white components, voestalpine provides the best solution for every demand of the automotive and automotive supplier industries. That is why leading OEMs and automotive component suppliers place their trust in voestalpine.

Let your ideas fly! That's ultralights

Transforming ideas into lighter, stronger and more corrosion-resistant components. That is the credo of ultralights made by voestalpine. The ultralights made by voestalpine offer a comprehensive range of steels for lightweight automotive design, from advanced high-strength steels (ahss) for cold forming to innovative solutions for the hot forming of galvanized press-hardening steels (phs). That is how voestalpine pushes the limits of what is efficiently feasible in the automotive industry.

Lightweight AND crash-safe!

Weight reduction is a central objective in the automotive industry. Less weight results in advantages in performance and efficiency. But does reduced weight also mean less stability? Results from the voestalpine crash simulator prove otherwise. This is where the high-strength and innovative car body steels of voestalpine are tested to the limit so they can be used in demanding applications, even in the most extreme cases. The results speak for themselves. The progressive buckling behavior and energy absorption values are excellent in spite of the light weight of the material.

Who's Stella?

Stella Sustainable is a testimonial to the sustainable future of the automotive industry. Holistic corporate social responsibility (CSR) is of particular importance to voestalpine. There are many other issues in addition to climate protection, future steel production, ecological logistics and transparent supply chains. Because we care. Stella stands for a vision of the future in which mobility and the environment do not contradict each other.

Ready for a new Xperience?

The ahss high-ductility, complex-phase steel CP1400HD made by voestalpine redefines the limits of what is feasible in lightweight automotive design. Impressive formability and light weight in a strength class of 1400 MPa. The next level of cold forming.

Electrical steel for the drive

In addition to lightweight design and safety, the need for highly efficient electrical steel for rotors and stators in the drive train is becoming increasingly important in electromobility. There are already more than 100 electric motors installed in conventional cars. New drive motors present the industry with completely new challenges. isovac® is the electrical steel made by voestalpine and meets the challenges of highest energy efficiency.


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Commercial vehicle industry

Commercial vehicle industry

ultra-high-strength steel grades and innovative technologies in the field of structural members and components are the key to efficient light-weight design in the commercial vehicle industry.

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Commercial vehicle industry

Focus on economic efficiency

The movement of goods is growing worldwide, and cost pressures in the commercial vehicle industry are increasing. The demands on highly efficient lightweight design are being completely redefined in ever shorter periods of time. ultra-high-strength steel grades and innovative technologies are the key to efficient and future-oriented lightweight design. Innovative materials made by voestalpine facilitate functional integration and reduce the cost of parts and components. The specialists at voestalpine offer an extensive portfolio of high-quality steels for cold, hot and roll forming as well as tailored-property parts Their innovations continue to push the limits of what is possible in commercial vehicle design. In achieving this, industry-specific materials, manufacturing expertise and reliability are coupled with effective relationships with our business partners, making voestalpine a top-notch supplier to leading manufacturers in the commercial vehicle industry.

Let your ideas fly! That's ultralights

Transforming ideas into lighter, stronger and more corrosion-resistant components. That is the credo of ultralights made by voestalpine. The ultralights made by voestalpine offer a comprehensive range of steels for lightweight design in the commercial vehicle industry, from advanced high-strength steels (ahss) for cold forming to innovative solutions for the hot forming of galvanized press-hardening steels (phs). That is how voestalpine pushes the limits of what is efficiently feasible in the commercial vehicle industry.

hot-rolled drive, hot-rolled steel strip

Ever growing demands in the commercial vehicle industry require ever more innovative design and material solutions. Especially in lightweight automotive design, more complex component geometries can only be made possible by maximizing the formability of the materials. In answer to this, voestalpine has developed a wide range of high-strength hot-rolled steels. The result is the perfect combination of high strength and excellent cold formability in the steel. The processing properties of hot-rolled drive steels far exceed those of the standard and offer economic advantages as well.

durostat® for hardness against wear

durostat®, stands for a range of voestalpine steels that is ideally suited to the demands of the commercial vehicle industry. Thanks to its extremely high wear resistance, the remarkable performance of durostat® in construction machinery can be transferred to many applications in commercial vehicles. The many different application possibilities make it possible for components to be optimized for toughest mechanical stress.

Who's Stella?

Stella is the sustainable future of the automotive industry. Cooperation with regional suppliers, consistent avoidance of raw materials subject to conflict, the avoidance of child or compulsory labor, saving weight while maintaining product longevity, the recycling of old components, ethics and sustainability are of particular importance to voestalpine. Stella stands for a vision of the future in which mobility and the environment do not contradict each other anymore.

Ready for a new Xperience?

The ahss high-ductility, complex-phase steel CP1400HD of voestalpine redefines the limits of what is feasible in automotive lightweight design. CP1400HD is the world's first cold-forming steel to achieve the strength class of 1400 MPa with excellent formability and light weight. The next level of cold forming.


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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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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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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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Steel trade

Steel trade

From standard to special grades, voestalpine is your contact for all the steel grades required in steel trade.

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Trade in all types of steel

A single source for all required steel grades. voestalpine offers standard and special grades for the steel trade. voestalpine offers standard and special grades for the steel trade.

Steel made to measure

voestalpine Steel & Service Center is one of the largest steel service centers in Europe. Highly innovative mechanical equipment enables products in widths, thicknesses and designs not otherwise available. Direct access to production makes distances shorter and processes more efficient.

High-quality appearance for longer

Even after longer storage periods. Products must look perfect and be uniquely processable. This is made possible by a very sophisticated program of additional treatments that are applied according to specific requirements.

A single integrated metallurgical facility.

No matter when or where you order. Steel providers always receive the same high level of quality from voestalpine for their customers. Even after many years. This is made possible by producing at a location that is internationally one of the most innovative and sustainable.


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Steel Service Center

Steel Service Center

Steel service centers are dependent on high-quality base products. This is why voestalpine uses only the best materials.

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Steel Service Center

The best is just good enough.

Steel service centers are highly dependent on the products used. So why not use only the best materials?

A single integrated metallurgical facility

No matter when or where you order. Steel service centers always receive the same high level of quality from voestalpine for their customers. Even after many years. This is made possible by producing at a location that is internationally one of the most innovative and sustainable.

High-quality appearance for longer

Even after longer storage periods. Products must look perfect and be uniquely processable. This is made possible by a very sophisticated program of additional treatments that are applied according to specific requirements.

Wide product range

As a business partner to steel service centers, voestalpine proves its high delivery performance for standard grades as well as for highly innovative special grades. The range of products is broad yet special enough to meet the individual requirements of the customer.


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ahss classic

ahss classic

ahss classic steels made by voestalpine are dual-phase and complex-phase steels with property profiles for a wide range of applications.

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ahss high-ductility

ahss high-ductility

The further development of ahss-classic dual-phase and complex-phase steels with a previously unattained balance of properties

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