ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products

Online client newsletter | September 2016

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Making light work of summer barbecues!

Gasflaschenwerk Grünhain (GWG) is Germany’s only manufacturer of welded steel cylinders for liquid gas and refrigerants.

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One of GWG’s latest innovations is the Premium 21 gas cylinder which has been designed using a dual phase grade DP600 from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.

Commonly used in automotive applications, this high strength grade makes the Premium 21 lighter than its competitors while taking advantage of the safety and strength properties of dual phase steels.

GWG’s Premium 21 BBQ is designed to fit perfectly into the bottom of common gas barbecues sold in Europe. The empty weight of the cylinder is just 6.3 kg, but it can be filled up to 8.2 kg, significantly more than other cylinders on the market.

Higher capacity, and safety

The extra capacity of the Premium 21 cylinders is largely thanks to the use of dual phase steels as Hans-Jürgen Werner, GWG’s managing director and executive partner explains: “DP600 offers an excellent combination of strength and deep-drawing capabilities. For GWG’s gas cylinders, this translates into higher product quality and safety.”

Designing the Premium 21 took around 18 months from initial concept to serial production.

“We counted on technical assistance and advice from ArcelorMittal throughout the project, but especially in the early design and material selection phases,” notes Hans-Jürgen Werner. “The Premium 21 offers clear added value compared to the conventional gas cylinder we made with mild steel,” says Hans-Jürgen Werner. “We knew we would need to convince our customers of these benefits, and the latest figures from 2016 show that this is working. The Premium 21 offers consumers the right balance in terms of costs and benefits!”

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Editorial by
Jean-Martin Van der Hoeven