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Roofs have to be able to cope with Mother Nature's every mood. The material you choose for a roofing product must stand strong against the toughest requirements, look great day after day and enable you to achieve cost savings.
SSAB GreenCoat products for roofing are a range of Nordic-quality, color coated steel for the harshest weather and greener living. Thanks to a combination of the highest quality steel from SSAB and a uniquely developed color coating with a strong focus on the environment, they stand up to nature's every mood. Of course, they also provide roofing companies and installers with a wide range of benefits.
Since most roof installation projects require a high degree of manual labor, one of the most important benefits of GreenCoat products for roofers is their excellent formability. The high-quality steel from SSAB, combined with specially developed environmental coatings, makes GreenCoat steel for roofing easy to form, cut, punch and also join by folding.
Unlike many other materials, GreenCoat products for roofing can even be formed at temperatures below zero. This allows roofing projects in cold climates to go ahead as scheduled despite the risk of cold temperatures. This results in lower costs and better competitiveness for roofing companies. With the lowest temperature elongation of common roofing materials, buckling is also prevented.
GreenCoat products also provide outstanding scratch resistance while having one of the thinnest coatings on the market. Whether you’re walking on the roof, dropping tools or battling the weather, GreenCoat roofing products prove much less prone to accidental scratching during installation as well as over their entire lifespan.
For the best possible availability, SSAB's network of service centers and partners can offer a wide range of GreenCoat products in stock, ready for pick-up at a moment's notice.
Take a closer look at the GreenCoat products developed specifically for roofing applications to find the color coated steel and dimensions that meet your exact needs.
SSAB GreenCoat products for facades are a range of Nordic-quality, color-coated steel for the harshest weather conditions. A combination of high-quality steel from SSAB and specially developed environmental coatings gives GreenCoat products a superior finish with consistent color and gloss rates that last longer when exposed to intense UV radiation. GreenCoat steels are also extremely easy to form and can help conserve energy by lowering surface temperatures up to 20 percent.
GreenCoat products are available in over 400 vibrant colors and exclusive finishes, all carefully selected based on modern building and design trends. But if you still can’t find the exact color you’re looking for, don’t worry. Customized GreenCoat colors and finishes are available in every color imaginable.
All GreenCoat colors are chromate free and/or have a plant oil supply — which minimizes the use of solvents — and are heat cured.
With consistent color production guidelines and gloss rates, all GreenCoat colors can be duplicated with exact precision regardless of when the material was produced or purchased. So, builders can be rest assured that whenever additional GreenCoat material is needed in a matching color, it will look exactly the same as the original.
The installation of facades can require a material that is highly formable without compromising its performance. The high-quality steel from SSAB, combined with specially developed environmental coatings, makes GreenCoat steel for facades easy to form, cut, punch and also join by folding.
GreenCoat steels also have the lowest temperature elongation of materials commonly used for facades, which helps prevent against buckling.
Take a closer look at the GreenCoat products developed especially for facades to find the color-coated steel and dimensions that meet your exact needs.
GreenCoat products for rainwater systems are a range of Nordic-quality, color coated steel for the harshest weather conditions and greener living. Made from the highest quality steel from SSAB, together with a uniquely developed color coating with a strong focus on the environment, they resist corrosion and maintain their appearance for years to come. And they provide manufacturers with a material that is easy to process, doesn't scratch while being shipped or installed and keeps costs down.
The manufacturing of rainwater and drainage systems requires a material that is highly formable without compromising its performance. The high-quality steel from SSAB, combined with specially developed environmental coatings, makes GreenCoat steel for rainwater systems easy to form, cut, punch and also join by folding.
GreenCoat steels have the lowest temperature elongation of materials commonly used for rainwater systems, helping to prevent against buckling when in use.
GreenCoat products also provide outstanding scratch resistance, so customers can be confident that the products look just as good on arrival as when they left the production facility. Whether during manufacturing, transportation or installation, or when battling the weather, GreenCoat products for rainwater systems prove less prone to scratching across their entire lifespan.
Developed based on customer feedback and available in a multitude of colors, GreenCoat products for rainwater systems have been tested and used extensively for the past 40 years at SSAB's outdoor testing sites. On the west coast of Sweden and in Florida, over 10,000 panels of color-coated steel have been exposed year-round to harsh climates and conditions including saltwater, snow, ice, rain, UV radiation, high humidity, wind and storms. In addition, GreenCoat is continually undergoing testing in places like Arizona, the West Indies, China, Australia and on the coast of France.
Take a closer look at the GreenCoat products developed specifically for rainwater systems to find the color-coated steel and dimensions that meet your exact needs.
Materials for indoor applications such as heating and cooling systems, ventilation, lighting and walls must look good and be easy to work with, help cut costs and promote healthy, environmentally friendly living.
SSAB GreenCoat products for indoor applications are range of Nordic-quality, color-coated steel coatings that do just this. With a unique, plant-based color coating that is free from lead, chromium,and therefore toxic diffusion, the ROHS directive and can safely and easily be used for any indoor light engineering application.
GreenCoat steel products come prepainted and ready to use. This makes them a cost-effective material, eliminating the need for time-consuming post-painting or extra materials and equipment. Simply receive your GreenCoat order and begin installation.
Installing indoor applications can require a material that is highly formable without compromising its performance. The high-quality steel from SSAB, combined with specially developed environmental coatings, makes GreenCoat steel easy to form, cut, punch and also join by folding.
GreenCoat products provide outstanding scratch resistance, too. They arrive with a perfect finish and prove less prone to accidental scratching during installation as well as over their entire lifespan.
GreenCoat products are available in over 400 vibrant colors and exclusive finishes with consistent color and gloss rates. You can also choose from flexible mild steels for applications where form is important or high-strength steel where hardness and high durability are crucial.
With consistent color production guidelines and gloss rates, all GreenCoat colors can be duplicated with exact precision regardless of when the material is produced or purchased. So, builders can be rest assured that whenever additional GreenCoat material is needed in a matching color, it will look exactly the same as the original.
The Eel Pie Hotel in London first rose to fame in the 1960s as a venue that hosted many artists that would soon rise to world fame, including The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton and David Bowie. The hotel has since then burnt down, but the residential island, located in the middle of London’s River Thames, is still renowned for its artistic community.
After purchasing the site of the old hotel, it took seven years for architect Henry Harrison to get planning permission for his new residence. However, the final result is spectacular. The new building boasts a unique and modern design, yet is still consistent with the island’s character, merging in with the boat sheds that still operate along the island’s riverbank. In the building’s distinctive steel roof, Harrison used around five tonnes of PLX. “It looks very crisp and clean, and is fully compatible with the rest of the building’s design and materials,” says Sean McHugh from Newell Roofing, who, as UK and Ireland SSAB distributors of PLX, supplied the steel and assisted with design and installation logistics.
“PLX is also incredibly easy to work with. It does exactly what you want it to, with zero spring-back. That’s important in a project like this where there is a lot of detailing and every millimeter can make a difference.” Newell Roofing, who has worked extensively with PLX, was confident it would be the perfect choice for this project. “PLX offers the same formability as zinc and copper, but expands and contracts half as much,” adds Barry Newell of Newell Roofing. “At the same time, it still retains the properties of steel. It is just as strong and there is no cracking of the seams when installing in cold weather.”
The building’s environmental impact was also under consideration. Again, PLX was able to offer unique benefits, since it has an environmental coating and its raw materials are recyclable. Newell Roofing was also able to offer a 30-year guarantee, backed up by SSAB, thus ensuring longevity.
When the architects planned the new De Grote Prins housing project, they strove to achieve a light facade concept that would make the buildings always look like new. This concept was considered integral to the property’s personality and for enhancing the property value. At the same time, future maintenance costs and a reasonable solution for the owners both played an important role in the design requirements.
When SSAB presented GreenCoat steel to the working group on the De Grote Prins project, the material met their requirements. Its combination of proven properties and the new self-cleaning function was cost efficient and opened the door to architects to create an attractive façade.
The external surface has self-cleaning properties, making the material ideal for buildings that must meet high aesthetic demands. Underlying the self-cleaning properties, a special additive is mixed into the paint. The result is a paint coating that prevents dirt and impurities from sticking and that is effectively rinsed away by rain. The paint coating is highly weather and wear resistant.
Construction company and architects introduced new customer benefits through GreenCoat steel’s self-cleaning properties.
Optimal façade solution helps lower maintenance costs and improve housing environment.
Light, aesthetically pleasing and maintenance-free material keeps facades looking like new.
Security gained by using a well-proven, durable material from a market leader.
In 2012, a mighty sight emerged on the landscape just outside of Stockholm: Friends Arena. One of the biggest multipurpose stadiums in northern Europe and home to Sweden’s national soccer team, it contains seating for 65,000 spectators, a retractable roof for all-weather events and more than 4,000 tonnes of steel from SSAB.
Thanks to a reputation for reliability as well as expertise in high-strength steel and large-scale construction projects, SSAB was entrusted with the fabrication, delivery and installation of steel frame structures and nearly 270,000 square feet (25,000 square meters) of roof elements.
“Reliable partners for demanding large-scale building projects can be counted on one hand,” says Erik Westman, project manager at Peab, the general contractor for the project. “Their reputation and our previous experiences with the company made supplier selection easy for us. Solid project and design expertise is essential in complicated building projects, especially since we always tend to work against the clock and the forces of nature.”
The arena was built around a framework of advanced high-strength steels, with yield strengths of 460, 900 and 960 MPa, to provide a roof span of 532 feet (162 m) with a thin and light design to fully exploit the daylight. Four custom-made trusses, each weighing 550 tonnes, support the roof. Its rafter bars are 531 feet long (162 m), stand 52 feet tall (16 m) and are 49 feet (15 m) wide. To ensure that the retractable roof structure would work as intended, the installation tolerances for the huge steel structures were extremely tight.
The high degree of prefabrication of the structures helped reduce construction risks and improve safety at the site.
With one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios, steel is lighter than any other material. This reduces the foundation requirements for any building made of steel, from skyscrapers to aircraft hangars or public arenas. And high-strength steels in particular are becoming more critical to industries wanting to make products that are simultaneously lightweight, highly durable and more energy efficient.
Strenx performance steel lasts longer than conventional steel, thus reducing material costs and the energy needed at the production stage. And because less steel is needed, less needs to be transported. All in all, the use of special steels reduced the weight of the trusses at Friends Arena by nearly 600 tonnes — an estimated 70% compared to conventional steel — at a value of 2 million euros. These cost savings were mainly due to fewer welded joints and lower heating temperatures when welding the high-strength steels.
Sometimes words like sustainability, material efficiency and energy efficiency sound a bit vague. Here are some numbers that quantify the benefits of the project.
The challenging Friends Arena project showed that high-strength steels in supersized structures pose a viable solution to help lower whole-of-project costs, simplify handling of structural elements and encourage sustainable construction.
*Formerly Optim 900