During the next few months SSAB releases two new hot rolled advanced high strength steel products that are more or less tailor-made for chassis applications. “The advanced high strength steels exceed 800 and 1000 MPa in tensile strength which offers a unique combination of properties for maximized hole expansion and edge ductility” says Daniel Sund, Product Manager for hot-rolled automotive products at SSAB Europe. The Docol HR800HE and Docol HR1000HE steel grades fulfil the toughest OEM requirements for hole expansion ratio, for example for a lower control arm.
Despite our blast furnaces being among the world’s most carbon efficient, we are continuously working to further reduce the carbon footprint in our steel production. Small changes in blast furnace raw material charges, such as briquette composition, can contribute to this effort. This is where our subsidiary Merox comes in.