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Once again, three forward-looking projects were recognized at the Steel Innovation Contest.

Award-winning creativity


Once again, three forward-looking projects were recognized at the Steel Innovation Contest.

Soaring high: XABO® 1300, one of this year’s winners, is suitable for making mobile cranes.
Soaring high: XABO® 1300, one of this year’s winners, is suitable for making mobile cranes.
Steel bestows its annual Steel Tomorrow Award to innovations implemented within the company. These innovations can be improved processes, services, or business models as well as new projects and technologies. The most important criterion: proximity to customers.
This year’s winners were all recognized for innovative products. First place in the 2015 competition went to the Heavy Plate business unit, for introducing the high-strength fine-grained structural steel XABO® 1300 to the market. This product was developed for modern lightweight designs, used in applications such as crane manufacturing.

Second place went to the tinplate manufacturers thyssenkrupp rasselstein®, for their low earing packaging steel. They succeeded in optimizing very thin, high-quality tinplate for screw caps to such an extent that it no longer develops protrusions during the deep drawing process. This outstanding feat of engineering gives this special product a unique selling point.

Third place went to the team behind pladur® Relief family. This is a ZM Ecoprotect® sheet to which various paints can by applied by means of a special print rolling technology. Once it has been coated, this steel can look like high-quality wood, slate, or ice crystal.

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