Automotive

Stainless steel for automotive

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.

Strong, lightweight, economical and sustainable

The automotive industry needs to move to strong yet lightweight construction, production efficiency and sustainability. Our stainless steel grades – in plate and sheet, coil, strip, precision strip and bar – have the features to enable this.

Benefits of using stainless steel in automotive

Applications

  • Structural parts/Body in white
  • Engine components
  • Exhaust and GDI systems
  • Trim elements
  • Automotive fuel tanks
  • Seat structures, steering columns and dash cowls
  • Channels, pillars and bumpers

Performance

  • Superb corrosion resistance
  • High strength, lightweight material
  • Excellent crash resistance
  • Full recyclability