Today’s automotive industry is driven by a global emphasis on sustainability, safety and efficiency. Stringent regulatory controls on emissions and fuel efficiency require new approaches to challenges like increased engine temperatures. Materials that can handle high temperatures and corrosive environments are essential.
For engine downsizing and component weight reduction, stainless steel – in plate and sheet, coil, strip, precision strip and bar – offers intriguing possibilities. Outokumpu leads the industry in high-strength Forta grades, Therma grades for exhaust systems and Moda grades for trim, exhaust and Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) systems.