Thyssenkrupp supplies CO2-reduced steel to Germany’s Gebhardt-Stahl

German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp’s steel and aluminum processing company thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe has supplied customized, CO2-reduced slit strip to steel profile and reinforcements maker Gebhardt-Stahl, it said July 28.

The CO2-reduced product was made by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe using bluemint steel.

Bluemint — characterized by a high proportion of recycled material — is significant for construction as it demonstrates a reduction in CO2 emissions of over 60% due to modified input materials, according to the producer.

CO2 emissions calculator

thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe also informed about the launch of new product carbon footprint calculator in the July 28 statement.

The calculator helps estimate the exact CO2 emissions of each article and transformation of the material showing all steps from production to storage, processing and delivery to the customer in terms of greenhouse gas impact.

The calculation model, which thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe claims is unique in the market, has been certified by international classification society DNV and is being used for the first time in the delivery to Gebhardt-Stahl.

With the new transparency across the entire supply chain and data from the calculations, Gebhardt-Stahl customers will have exact initial values for their own product carbon footprint calculations, Marcus Wohl, CEO of thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe, said in the statement.

“As a partner to the construction industry, we are increasingly focusing on CO2-reduced steels for our profiles, which in further processing contribute to climate-friendly house construction,” said Gebhardt-Stahl’s Managing Director Dirk Thorner in the statement.

Gebhardt-Stahl makes profiles and accessories for air conditioning and ventilation, reinforcing profiles for window and door systems, fence and vineyard posts, and a wide range of profiles for other applications.

The construction and building sector releases 38% of global CO2 emissions, and to unlock the climate protecting potential of house construction, the choice of materials should be considered more responsibly, and not just the use of energy, according to the statement by thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe.

— Ekaterina Bouckley