Benteler has supplied its welded CliMore Ambition tubes for the first time to an end customer, the Stabilus Group, a supplier of motion control solutions, where they will be used to manufacture gas springs.
Benteler Steel/Tube introduced the new brand for sustainable steel tubes last autumn. The first quantities of seamless tubes were placed with European distributors at the end of last year. This has now been followed by the first delivery of welded tubes made of CO2-reduced steel from Benteler’s electric steel mill in Lingen direct to an end customer.
CliMore covers all CO2-reduced steels and steel tube products in Benteler’s Steel/Tube division and categorises them in three sustainability categories: Advantage, Ambition and Excellence. These indicate how the steel was produced and which energy sources were used for it, Kallanish understands.
For the Ambition level, green electricity is used in the tube mills and for the operation of the electric arc furnace. This results in a reduction of up to 85% in CO2 emissions. In addition, the highest level, Excellence, will focus in future on electrification of the plants or use of green hydrogen, Benteler explains.
Christian Koehl Germany