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Smarter Steel for a More Sustainable Future

Smarter Steel for a More Sustainable Future
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In a world of urbanization and increasingly urgent climate challenges, materials and technologies are at the very core of changing our world into a better place. This concept is crystal clear to ArcelorMittal, a leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 17.

ArcelorMittal is helping deliver a more sustainable future by producing smarter steels that are manufactured using innovative processes that slash energy requirements and CO2 emissions. The goal is not merely to provide products for architecture, but to adopt a holistic approach in which construction also becomes synonymous with its social, environmental and economic impacts.

This overarching view was the driving force behind the creation of Steligence®, a philosophy based on scientific principles in which buildings are almost seen as “living entities” that integrate dynamically into a context. In practical terms, Steligence® engineers support architects, engineers and designers to develop the best solution for their projects.

Complesso scolastico Pôle Molière, Atelier Bettinger Desplanques Architectes, Le Havre, Francia, © Paul Kozlowski courtesy ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal also provides the most complete construction industry information system on the market, Constructalia®. This web platform brings together thousands of cross-referenced listings, technical specifications, design tools and illustrated case studies to produce an indispensable source of inspiration.

The modern steel market requires highly technological and sustainable products. To meet this need, ArcelorMittal has an extensive range of remarkably versatile products that can be used in solutions from façade and roofing to ceilings, doors, floor systems and foundations, with high corrosion and UV resistance. In perfect harmony with this is XCarb®, a new umbrella brand that not only groups together all of the reduced, low and zero carbon steel making activity of ArcelorMittal, but also its broader initiatives and green innovation projects.

This is a practical step towards reaching the Paris climate goals of, among others, being carbon neutral by 2050. The ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe division is a leader in flat products, with a presence in 22 European nations and the Granite® and Estetic® ranges, among others. These coated products conform to the most demanding sustainability standards and are suitable for almost any architectural solution. They are available in a wide range of models and textures, with a guarantee of up to 40 years. One example is Granite® Silky Shine, a coated steel with a silky shine finish that was used on the Royal Dutch Mint building in Houten, the Netherlands.

For extreme climates, Granite® HDXtreme has a coating system that provides high levels of protection against UV and corrosion. Indaten®, a structural steel that is resistant to atmospheric corrosion as it forms an iridescent protective patina, was used for the Pôle Molière educational and family center in Le Havre, France.


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