ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products

Online client newsletter | September 2022

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Built to last

Granite® range from ArcelorMittal offers unparalleled sustainability, durability, and aesthetics

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ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products has an extensive offer of organic coated steels for roofing and cladding applications. Chief amongst them is the Granite® range which includes solutions for all types of buildings and climates – and an unmatched range of colours and finishes.

Now Granite® HDX and Granite® HDXtreme are the first organic coated steels to be available with ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® recycled and renewably produced label. The label indicates that the steels are created with recycled content using renewable sources of energy. The environmental savings can reduce the carbon footprint of classic profiles by up to half. And at the end of their life, all Granite® coated steels can be fully recovered and recycled, making them an ideal solution for the circular economy.

With sustainability top of the agenda in building and construction, ArcelorMittal’s organic coated offer provides architects, builders, and owners with a full range of innovative and durable solutions. “Combining ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® recycled and renewable label with products such as Granite® HDXtreme makes steel building systems both durable and sustainable,” notes Andre Lavaud, Organic Coating Product Coordinator for ArcelorMittal.

Maximising energy efficiency

For owners who want to maximise the energy efficiency of their buildings, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products can offer solutions which enhance the reflectivity of roofs and support solar structures. “Enhancing reflectivity is an easy way to reduce the amount of heat a roof absorbs, and leads to lower cooling costs for the building,” says Patrick Le Pense, Segment Leader for Building Skins and Civil Engineering at ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products. “And it can lead to credits in building sustainability rating systems such as BREEAM and LEED.”

André Lavaud

Patrick Le Pense

High strength solutions available

ArcelorMittal’s Granite® coatings can also be applied to high strength steel (HSS) substrates. “Organic coated HSS products can be thinner and lighter than our regular solutions,” notes André Lavaud. “They can be applied to roofs, facades, and structural elements to offer higher strength and lower weight. The use of HSS also reduces the amount of steel required which can have a positive impact on the building’s overall carbon footprint.”

ArcelorMittal’s INDI building in Gent (Belgium) is finished in Granite® HDXtreme to resist the local maritime climate

Granite® Ultramat is an ideal solution for roofing tiles

Refurbishing this building in Rennes (France) using Granite® Silky Shine has given it a new life

In some European countries, a life cycle analysis (LCA) is mandatory for residential and commercial constructions. The LCA measures the carbon footprint of the building from the production of materials to the building’s end-of-life.

“We are working to complete Environmental Product Declarations for our organic coated steels which take into account the XCarb® recycled and renewably produced label,” says Patrick Le Pense. “The EPDs will give customers all the information they need to calculate the carbon footprint of the building and its LCA. The EPDs for all products that can be purchased with an XCarb® recycled and renewably produced label will be available by the end of 2022. In the interim, ArcelorMittal can provide relevant information to customers for the LCA calculation.”

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