Steel Division

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 (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

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.

Metallic coatings

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).

corrender is the high-performance zinc-magnesium-aluminum coating made by voestalpine.

This surface treatment provides excellent corrosion protection and processability, offering a high-performance alternative to conventional protective coatings for hot-dip galvanized steel strip. Corrender has been supplied in series since 2007, and voestalpine has established comprehensive product know-how and expertise in this area.

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:

  • Anti-fingerprint (multiface®) for the household appliance and construction industries
  • 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®)
  • Optimized tribology and excellent oil distribution (prelube2)
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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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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 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 service centers are dependent on high-quality base products. This is why voestalpine uses only the best materials.

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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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Steel & Service Center

As a works-based SSC Group in the voestalpine Steel Division, we are the center of competence for the preprocessing of steel strip and heavy plates. Maximum security of supply, our dedication to delivery deadlines and our proximity to the customer mean a lot to us: Our solutions provide added value for our partners. 

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Slit strip with new strength for new lightweight designs

One of the highest priorities of voestalpine is to make steel available for groundbreaking applications with ever continuing innovation. Einen wichtigen Schritt in diese Richtung setzt nun superslit, die modernste Warmband-Längsteilanlage Europas. Many new possibilities have become available in 2021 in the field of high-strength hot-rolled steels. 

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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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House industry

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

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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.

Impressive special colors in 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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multiface® is the superlative among additional surface treatments.

multiface® is the No. 1 in surface treatments: 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.

corrender for increased efficiency through high-performance corrosion protection

A powerful protective layer with numerous advantages is created through alloying small amounts of magnesium and aluminum in the zinc bath. Highly reduced formation of white and red rust and excellent product processability make corrender ideal for any application in the household appliance industry.


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Automotive

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

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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.

corrender is convincing throughout the entire car body, even in exposed panels.

The performance of corrender can be applied throughout the entire car body. corrender optimizes every structural or internal component, including those that are forming-critical or highly corrosive. The potential savings in the corrender metallic surface coating offers greater corrosion protection when compared with classic galvanized steel strip.


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Tube and section industry

Tube and section industry

Tubes and sections are used in many industries in a wide range of applications, and voestalpine is very familiar with them.

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Tube and section industry

Tube and section expertise

The Processing Industry subsegment of the Steel Division supplies high-quality steel strip products for the production of tubes and sections. The wide range of steel grades and high level of processing expertise at voestalpine provide the optimum foundation for individual applications that are tailored to your needs. Despite all the diversity, one thing always remains the same: You will find voestalpine quality in every product that leaves our plant.

A portfolio full of quality

Steel strip made by voestalpine keeps its promise: Highest quality standards in every respect. Quality lays the foundation for excellence in your products, and that is why quality is our highest priority. As a leader in steel products, voestalpine offers manufacturers of tube and section products both manufacturing and processing expertise from a single source. This expertise is the basis for a diverse product portfolio, the highest level of consulting professionalism and, above all, maximum consistency in every matter of quality.

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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.

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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Individual process planning

Many decades in steel production and processing have made one thing clear: Together we can achieve more. More consistency, more efficiency and above all more quality. As a voestalpine customer, you benefit from expert advice along the entire value chain. Our experts help you set the right course for maximum quality as early as the product design stage and help you keep quality management on track throughout the production process.

Continuous product and service quality

Highest consistency characterizes the product quality of voestalpine as well as its loyalty to delivery deadlines. Tighter production cycles require optimized production processes, which in turn depend on reliable supply chains. As a supplier of top-quality steel products, voestalpine offers you competent service and reliable time management. Adherence to the jointly defined delivery targets ensures that your products are manufactured right on time.

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Versatile portfolio of steel grades

voestalpine is one of the world's leading suppliers in steel production and processing. As part of the Steel Division, the Tube and Profile Industry segment can draw on a unique range of steel grades which, based on your requirements, are the materials used in highly specialized steel strip products. The expertise of voestalpine is built on a strong foundation: Decades of experience. The highest quality standards have become the norm at our company.

 

Hot rolled steel strip—next level

The quality of hot-rolled steel strip made by voestalpine is convincing. With hot-rolled Q, voestalpine offers quality properties at an even higher level. Thanks to advanced plant operation, hot-rolled steel strip can now be customized to an even greater extent and can be geared to specific quality requirements. The high customizability of hot-rolled Q enables customers to achieve the best material properties for their applications. This puts you one step ahead, especially in the tube and profile industry.

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Power up your steel surface?

Surface treatments made by voestalpine A multifaceted plus in the functionality and quality of steel strip. As a market-leading company, it is not enough for voestalpine to only manufacture products with outstanding material properties. Innovative surface treatments lead to an improvement to the existing properties when compared to the base material. They extend the fields of application and generate additional benefits that can be tailored to individual customer requirements.

 

Steel & Service Center

As a works-based SSC Group in the voestalpine Steel Division, we are the center of competence for the preprocessing of steel strip and heavy plates. Maximized supply security, on-time delivery performance and customer proximity are very important to us: We work hand in hand with our customers to ensure optimized solutions and added value.

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Slit strip with new strength for new lightweight designs

One of the highest priorities of voestalpine is to make steel available for groundbreaking applications with ever continuing innovation. An important step in this direction has now been taken with superslit, the most modern hot-rolled strip slitting line in Europe. Many new possibilities have become available in 2021 in the field of high-strength hot-rolled steels.

 

corrender is the alternative to classic galvanized steel strip.

The application of corrender, hot-dip galvanized steel strip with a zinc-magnesium-aluminum coating, opens up completely new possibilities of optimizing your product and processes.

Improved corrosion protection was verified in several tests over various periods of time. The excellent material properties will lead to higher profitably in your products.



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phs-ultraform®

phs-ultraform®

For galvanized press hardened components in indirect hot forming suitable for particularly complex component geometries and large components.

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phs-directform®

phs-directform®

For galvanized press hardened components in direct hot forming suitable for complex components, even in small quantities.

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phs-uncoated

phs-uncoated

For press-hardened components where corrosion protection is not an issue in the intended area of application.

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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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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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clearcover®

In addition to optimum corrosion protection, clearcover provides many benefits in supply and further processing.

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multiface®

multiface® is a multifunctional, nearly invisible protective coating with excellent anti-fingerprint properties.

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dryform®

dryform® is the dry forming aid of voestalpine with additional corrosion protection. 100% chromate-free and environmentally compatible.

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corrender

corrender

corrender is a hot-dip galvanized steel strip with a zinc-magnesium coating for best corrosion protection and optimal workability.

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