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A library with a patina

In the Swiss municipality of Büron a library building has been covered with weatherproof patinax® structural steel.

pladur® makes life colorful Practical insight

pladur® makes life colorful

Organically coated steel sheet transforms humdrum walls into colorful facades and turns monochromatic surfaces into exciting designs.

Colorful, durable, and brilliant – Steel’s got style Expert knowledge

Colorful, durable, and brilliant – Steel’s got style

Coil-coated flat steel brings variety to building facades, onto the streets, and into private homes. Axel Pohl, Sales Manager of the Color product area, tells us which industries show the most demand for pladur® products and talks about the most popular colors and patterns.

Portrait: Familienunternehmen Welser Customer portrait

A global profile

Welser, a family-owned company, produces steel profiles for the construction, automotive, and environmental sectors. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has supplied the bulk of the flat steel for these for three decades.

Bottrop’s sparkling new star Practical insight

Bottrop’s sparkling new star

From wallflower to eyecatcher: This building is turning heads on the streets of downtown Bottrop thanks to its new and improved facade elements made from pladur® Relief Icecrystal.

Major test in Australia Innovations

Major test in Australia

thyssenkrupp is preparing for the World Solar Challenge: The world championship for solar-powered cars will take place between Darwin and Adelaide this October. The thyssenkrupp team will hit the road in its ‘SunRiser.’

Kuniberg vocational school Practical insight

Renovation of Kuniberg vocational school

The local press, the student newspaper, neighbors – everyone’s talking about the successful interior and exterior renovation of Kuniberg vocational school. At the center of all the attention is the school’s new facade, with panels made of pladur® organic coated steel from thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

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How energy-efficient are you?

Like knocking on wood: pladur® Relief Wood Practical insight

Like knocking on wood: pladur® Relief Wood

First impressions count – and that’s what swayed MOST Mobile in favor of pladur® Relief Wood.

Megacities – Traffic moves into the third dimension Innovations

Megacities – Traffic moves into the third dimension

Over the next 15 years two thirds of the world’s population will live in metropolitan regions. City planners must create an infrastructure concept to match – and InnoCity could be the solution.

“Knowledge creates ideas. Industry creates solutions.” Expert knowledge

“Knowledge creates ideas. Industry creates solutions.”

Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff, President of the German Steel Federation (WV Stahl), and Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, spoke about the significance of research and the economy for our society.

Steel earns its stripes Practical insight

Steel earns its stripes

Steel’s got style. Prof. Dr. Joan Sofron is to the field of facades what Sir Paul Smith is to the fashion world.

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