Superior quality – including surfaces
In the flat rolled steel area the Salzgitter Flachstahl product portfolio offers a wide range of high-grade steel materials. The steel products are characterized by extremely tight tolerances with regard to their mechanical parameters and physical dimensions. They feature excellent cold forming capabilities, high-quality surfaces, good weldability and strip levelness, and are ideal for further surface coating processes. Thanks to the high investment volume committed to innovative plant technologies (hot-dip galvanization / strip coating), the company is extremely well positioned to provide its clients with top quality cold-rolled steel products – now and in future.
In top form – and weather-proof
Salzgitter constructional steel products impress with their improved forming and welding properties. Such steel grades are frequently used for welding constructions which are subject to high stress in the field of large-scale machine engineering, as well as in bridge and steel construction. The new weather-proof constructional steel products represent a further development in terms of corrosion protection. They round off the range of constructional steel products and are primarily utilized in areas subject to high corrosive stress.
High strength and endurance
The high-tensile hot-rolled strip products are primarily used to produce main girders, frame constructions, cold-forged parts, cold profiles and construction pipes. The range also includes hot-rolled strip and cold-rolled strip products made of special steel grades such as weldable fine-grain constructional steel for pressure vessel, boiler and pipeline construction. Moreover, Salzgitter Flachstahl offers a range of high-strength and ultrahigh-strength steel product variants with hot-dip coating, as well as cold-rolled variants with electrolytic galvanization that have been finding increasing use in the automotive industry over the past years.
User-oriented product developments
A considerable number of Salzgitter Flachstahl products have been optimized to meet specific application requirements. The product range offered includes a multitude of ultra high strength steel grades featuring excellent processing properties for use in automotive engineering. The higher strength properties have enabled the production of components with reduced thickness that fully comply with the respective crash behavior requirements.
This represents a vital contribution towards lightweight design and construction in the automotive industry. Innovative developments in the field of finish and surface technologies, such as the Pretex® process, formed the basis for improving material properties with regard to forming and painting processes. Salzgitter produces a range of sheets with strip coating (Folastal®) with full application of coating systems for the building and construction industry, as well as for the household appliances and home entertainment equipment sectors. The coating system applications are specifically tailored to meet the requirements of subsequent forming processes at the customers’ locations.