Steel Division

Organic-coated steel strip

colofer® is the high-tech composite material that consists of steel strip of the highest surface quality and a colored paint that can differ according to respective requirements. Excellent product properties and service tailored to the specific needs of the customer make colofer® a popular material in the construction and household appliance industries.

colofer® is the brand name that stands for a highest-quality product characterized by the following features:

  • Many years of experience
  • Products and solutions for every application
  • Service and benefits for our customers
  • Environmental awareness for many years 

The only true pioneer

colofer® is a true pioneer when it comes to protecting the environment and employee health and safety. In 1998, voestalpine developed an environmentally compatible colofer® production technology by completely eliminating chromium from the process, without compromising the excellent product performance and long warranty periods.

colofer® for both indoor and outdoor protection

colofer® is available in a wide variety of designs and is ideal for indoor and outdoor use. Please use our product finder to find the right product for the right place.


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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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Steel trade

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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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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Household systems

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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Household appliance industry

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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Roof, cladding, drainage

Roof, cladding, drainage

A unique combination of functionality and design offers a wide range of possible applications for roofs, wall cladding and drainage.

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Roof, cladding, drainage

The best products are only as good as the materials used

colofer® is THE brand name for the range of organically coated steel strip made by Austrian steelmaker voestalpine. The coated strips can be used in a large number of indoor and outdoor applications. Learn more about possible applications.

Design on steel for unique architectures

RAL colors no problem at all. Different designs, structures, 3D optics and other impressive effects make architecture unique forever and are sustainable for facades and interior applications.

Do you have very specific ideas and guidelines? Take a closer look for yourself at our Color Service. Whether it be RAL NCS, Pantone color matching systems or corporate identity guidelines, we offer a virtually unlimited color selection.

colofer® is comprehensively certified.

DGNB, BREEAM, LEED, fire protection certificates, an environmental product declaration (EPD) and compliance with the REACH regulation and RoHS directive. Find out more about the wide range of colofer® certifications.

Highest level of quality

We know the different requirements of the industry very well. Best manual workability made possible by specially developed steel grades with unsurpassed scratch resistance make colofer® robust and colofer® robust rain materials that tinners demand. Efficiency coupled with an ingenious look and high resistance to mechanical and environmental stress.

You can win prizes with colofer®

The new headquarters of STEINBAUER Performance Austria GmbH with its impressive carbon-optic facade made of colofer® vario won the 2016 State Prize for Architecture in the category of Industry and Commerce.

Reliable performance test results take time.

Lab tests are accelerated procedures that do not optimally represent true product performance under natural conditions. Actual performance can only be determined after years of free weathering under natural conditions.

For this reason, voestalpine places a great deal of emphasis on testing the performance of colofer® PLUS based on results obtained from free weathering tests under natural conditions. The measured values are impressive: For many years, colofer® PLUS has been proving its top performance in countless applications, even under the most extreme natural conditions.

Sophistication is our claim

Different environments require different material properties. In adverse environments, there is no alternative to colofer® plus. When it comes to formability and resistance to corrosion, UV and scratches, colofer® plus cannot be beat. Even in the most adverse environments. Guaranteed for 40 years.

Like water off a duck's back

Drainage systems have their own rules when it comes to resistance, corrosion protection and processing. A specially developed surface in combination with various types of steel ensures top performance in drainage systems unrivaled in the market. 

More than just a roof over your head

Roof tiles must be impressive in appearance and function. The color variations of colofer® are numerous and are available in several different matt levels. Matt fine, matt coarse, matt extra coarse. Each variant has its own justification in different areas of application.


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Section industry

Section industry

Tubes and sections are used in a wide range of industries to meet various requirements, and voestalpine knows is very familiar with them.

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Section industry

Tubes and sections

Tubes and sections are used in a wide variety of industries. The requirements are just as numerous, and voestalpine is very familiar with them.

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.

Coating or additional treatment

Corrosion protection plays a very decisive role in the tube and section industry. Depending on the requirements, sections are supplied with the appropriate additional treatment or with corrender. corrender is the zinc-magnesium-aluminum coating made by voestalpine and increases corrosion protection by 65% with the same amount of metallic coating when compared to conventional galvanized steel strip.

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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colofer®

colofer®

colofer® made by voestalpine is coated in an environmentally compatible manner for custom applications and to meet the highest aesthetic demands.

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