WTopCarb: Wuppermann introduces new product with reduced CO2 footprint
Leverkusen, 18.10.2023 - At Blechexpo 2023, which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, from 7 to 10 November 2023, steel processor Wuppermann will present its new low-CO2 product WTopCarb (Hall 10, Stand 10619). The name WTopCarb stands for a galvanized hot-rolled strip with a physical reduction of the CO2 footprint to a value of less than one tonne of CO2 equivalent per tonne (1 t CO2-eq. / t) of galvanized hot-rolled strip.
"Physical reduction" means that technical measures along the value chain bring about an actual reduction in the carbon footprint of the specific product.
Wuppermann makes use of CO2 saving opportunities in the most important raw materials hot strip and zinc, in the galvanizing process itself, as well as in transport and packaging. These savings are documented accordingly: For each delivery, the CO2 emissions are calculated individually per item, using a calculation methodology verified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT). The result is sent to the customer in the form of a certificate.
"As a family business with 150 years of tradition, we feel a special obligation to future generations. I am pleased that with WTopCarb we can now offer our customers a CO2-reduced steel product where we can calculate the physical CO2 savings very accurately. This is our response to the growing demand from our customers for steel products with a lower CO2 footprint and at the same time we are making an important contribution to decarbonisation in the steel industry," explains Carl Swoboda, Sales Manager for the Flat Products Business Unit and Managing Director of Wuppermann Stahl GmbH.
In addition, Wuppermann will be presenting its entire range of pickled and galvanized flat products with zinc or zinc-magnesium coating, as slit strip or also with foil coating at Blechexpo. We look forward to welcoming you at the international trade fair for sheet metal working at our stand in hall 10, stand 10619.