Manufacturing and materials expertise for a sustainable future

We have always been passionate technological pioneers. The more challenging the task, the stronger our will to master it successfully. The road to carbon neutrality offers a technology-driven company numerous opportunities to leverage its expertise to achieve this goal – in our processes, in our products, and when we advise customers.

Exploring the limits of what is possible and using innovative ideas to push them further and further is what drives us. This is also exactly what we’re doing when it comes to sustainability. Our production processes are a prime example – in the future, green hydrogen will be an important fuel for us, which is why we have already adapted lines specifically for this purpose .

In order to manufacture high-performance products at scale, we require state-of-the-art production technology. This particularly applies to materials used in innovative products for the energy revolution, such as highly permeable electrical steel strip for generators in wind turbines or very thin stainless precision steel strip for hydrogen-based fuel cells. In many cases, the special design and ongoing advancement of our production lines on the basis of our extensive expertise is what makes it possible to achieve the particular performance of a material in the first place.

Manufacturing sustainable material solutions not only requires a change in metallurgical processes, but also a corresponding development environment among steel processors. That's why, in addition to our production and processing systems, we’ve also made targeted investments in materials technology and quality assurance – for example, we have a scanning electron microscope with extensive analysis capabilities that accelerate development processes with the aim of achieving the shortest possible time to market for products used in new applications.

Production Sustainability: The potential of innovative production processes

When it comes to sustainable production processes, it isn’t just about conserving energy and resources and avoiding emissions. Our production lines and processes are what make the high-performance materials possible in the first place – materials that are essential to the energy revolution. / more 

Future steel materials Sustainable material concepts for the products of the future

As a development partner, Waelzholz offers highly specialized steel materials for cutting-edge and sustainable products in the fields of mobility, energy, and industry. We support our customers from the initial idea to the market-ready innovation and master the challenges of the transformation together. / more 

| Sustainability The Waelzholz podcast: Reducing the carbon footprint of crude steel production

A large part of steel materials’ product carbon footprint is generated during the production of crude steel. In the… / more

| Sustainability The Waelzholz podcast: Cutting carbon emissions in the steel value chain

Our podcast on sustainability highlights the opportunities to cut carbon emissions in the complex steel value chain. / more

| Corporate & markets Low carbon emissions steel strip: Salzgitter AG and Waelzholz sign partnering agreement

A partnering agreement regarding the joint further development and supplying of low-carbon steel strip has been… / more

| Corporate & markets First CO2-reduced coils delivered

The first CO2-reduced hot rolled steel strip coils manufactured by Salzgitter AG were delivered to the Waelzholz Group. / more

| Industries & applications Materials for high-performance bipolar plates in fuel cells

Thanks to its exceptional stability and formability, stainless precision steel strip from Waelzholz is ideally suited… / more

| Steel materials Fast-bonding varnish: accelerating the electrical steel strip plate stamping and bonding process

The new fast-bonding varnish accelerates the process of bonding electrical steel strip plates into lamination stacks… / more

| Industries & applications The changing face of drive technology – cold rolled steel strip materials in the future

Norbert Brachthäuser, responsible for electrical steel strip materials technology at Waelzholz, spoke at the digital… / more

| Industries & applications Efficient electric vehicles with thin electrical steel strip grades

Waelzholz’s extremely thin NO 20 – NO 30 electrical steel strip grades are the ideal material to use in electric motors. / more