More than just quality.
High-tech steel strips produced by Voestalpine and paints from renowned European manufacturers are the basis for the consistently high level of quality that is haracteristic of colofer®.Thanks to our integrated steel mill at the Linz location, we always have full control of all value-adding process steps involved, from iron ore to paint finish.
Consistent top quality
All product properties (e.g., color, gloss, hardness, flexibility) are substantially influenced by the production process. Our modern equipment and high-precision measurement methods ensure the best quality from the first to last meter. colofer® is produced in a single facility at the Linz location. As a result, our customers benefit from consistently high quality and from products that strictly comply with the agreed specifications.
Tested quality and continuous further development
Colofer® is exposed in the field at different locations worldwide and undergoes extensive testing procedures at regular intervals. The more extreme the conditions, the more it shows that our aspiration to provide the best quality pays off. On top of this, our scientists continuously work on further development of our products.
Colofer® is a true pioneer when it comes to protecting the environment and employee health and safety. Already in 1998, voestalpine developed an environmentally compatible method for the production of colofer® by completely eliminating chromium and chromate from the process without compromising the excellent product performance and the length of guarantee periods. Voestalpine operates the cleanest and most environmentally compatible steelmaking plant in Europe and more than lives up to its reputation as an environmental pioneer.
Why is the letter f in the colofer® logo green?
Most environmentally compatible steelmaking plant
Active environmental protection is firmly anchored in our company philosophy. At least on a European scale, the voestalpine Group is the benchmark with regard to environmental parameters such as emissions and resource efficiency. voestalpine continually strives to improve energy efficiency in production processes and to keep up with technological developments, in order to achieve the corresponding CO2 reduction effect.
Environmentally compatible coil coating line
Each year, the colofer® coil coating line is among the best with respect to environmental parameters such as CO2 emissions, water treatment and energy consumption in the annual benchmarking analysis carried out by the European Coil Coating Association (roughly 90% of all companies in the industry and more than 50 coil coating lines are included in this survey).
You don‘t have to choose between environmental protection and product performance – colofer® excels in both areas. Applications in RC 5 environments (coastal regions, industrial atmospheres) and guarantee periods of up to 50 years prove our point. We have progressed far along the learning curve, and building on our vast experience, we are already working today on solutions for the requirements of tomorrow.