German profile maker uses thyssenkrupp carbon footprint calculator

Gebhardt-Stahl, a German maker of steel profiles, has signed a contract with thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe for customised, CO2-reduced slit strip, mainly for housebuilding. The supply chain will be monitored by tk’s Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) calculator.

Tk Materials Processing is a subsidiary of distribution division tk Materials Services. It will supply “Bluemint”, a recycled starting material that is proprietary to sister steelmaker thyssenkrupp Steel Europe. Thanks to modified input materials, it is 60% lower in CO2 emissions than conventional material, the company explains.

It is incorporated in the model for calculating PCF at tk Materials Processing, which is unique on the market to date, the company claims. The PCF calculator measures the CO2 emissions for each product from production to delivery, Kallanish understands. Tk Materials Processing calls this a “cradle to gate” approach.

The calculation logic of the PCF calculator has been certified by international classification society DNV and is being used for the first time in the delivery to Gebhardt-Stahl.

Gebhardt-Stahl supplies accessories for air conditioning and ventilation technology, reinforcing profiles for window and door systems, fence posts and vineyard posts, and a wide range of special profiles for construction.

Christian Koehl Germany