SSAB partners with Autoliv for green steel

Autoliv, a leading maker of automotive safety systems, and SSAB have initiated a collaboration to research and develop fossil-free steel components for products such as airbags and seatbelts.

Autoliv claims it is the first automotive safety supplier committed to becoming carbon neutral in its own operations by 2030, and furthermore aims for net-zero emissions across its supply chain by 2040. According to SSAB chief executive Martin Lindqvist, the steelmaker will be initiating a number of pilot projects together with Autoliv with the aim to reduce climate impact.

SSAB previously announced another collaboration on fossil-free steel with domestic air conditioning systems maker Lindab, a long-standing partner of SSAB. Starting 2026, it will deliver fossil-free steel to Lindab, for use in ventilation and building systems (see Kallanish passim).

Meanwhile, SSAB has started producing steel powder at its plant in Oxelösund. This is a major step on the journey to become a player in the rapidly growing market for additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, the company states.

Its objective is to launch new steel powder products on the market this year. Further development of the new facility will include implementing additional equipment such as a 3D printer for steel powder, as well as a screening and packaging machine.

Christian Koehl Germany