Tube 2024 - Wuppermann presents expansion of its product range in the field of steel tubes and profiles

Leverkusen, Germany, 07.03.2024 - Wuppermann will be taking part in the Tube trade fair in Düsseldorf from 15 April to 19 April 2024. The steel processor will be exhibiting tubes, profiles and tube components at the world's leading trade fair for the tube industry in Hall 3, Stand D38. In addition to the products, visitors to the stand can find out about the tube manufacturer's latest investment and sustainability projects. These include a new roll forming line, which has been in production since mid-2023, two fully automated tube welding lines that are currently under construction, and WTopCor, the zinc-magnesium product from Wuppermann, which stands for high-performance corrosion protection.

New roll forming line in Judenburg
Wuppermann commissioned a new roll forming line at its Austrian site in Judenburg in March 2023. The specialist for galvanized products for the highest corrosion protection requirements has thus significantly expanded its manufacturing capabilities and production capacities. The new roll forming line with automatic packaging line offers a wider range of dimensions and therefore a wider range of products. Raw material with a width of between 100 and 600 mm can now be processed. Profiles can be produced with a strip thickness of 1.5 to 4.0 mm, a profile width of 25 to 300 mm, a profile height of 20 to 140 mm and a length of up to 13.5 metres. With a zinc coating of up to 1,300 g/m² (Z1300) or a zinc-magnesium coating of up to 1,000 g/m² (ZM1000) and an optional galvanized edge, these products also meet the highest corrosion protection requirements. In addition, steels with higher tensile strengths of up to 1,000 Mpa can be processed. The plant has opted for an inline strip perforation system that allows the strip to be perforated in a single production step before profiling. This means that profiles can now be produced with customised and complex hole patterns according to customer requirements, saving time and money, and delivered in exact quantities.

Construction of a new tube mill in Altmünster
At the beginning of 2024, construction work began at Wuppermann in Altmünster, Austria, on a new hall for two tube welding lines and highly automated primary material and finished goods warehouses. The planned total investment is around 39 million euros. In future, the specialist for precision tubes will be able to produce not only tubes but also profiles and significantly increase the dimensions and tensile strength of its products. It will also be possible to produce significantly more complex geometries. The existing tube welding line will remain in operation, ensuring a seamless supply to customers. Production of the new tube welding lines is scheduled to start in 2025.

Maximum corrosion protection with WTopCor
With WTopCor, Wuppermann produces steel strip with maximum corrosion protection. WTopCor is produced in Wuppermann's continuous strip galvanizing lines using the so-called "heat-to-coat process". The high level of corrosion protection is achieved by the special chemical composition, which consists of around 3 percent magnesium and around 3.3 percent aluminium in addition to zinc. This creates a stable, dense and durable protective layer that allows the steel to be used in the most adverse environments. For example, WTopCor is the material of choice for the steel substructure of photovoltaic arrays. But the use of WTopCor is also advantageous in silos, road crash barriers and in the construction industry.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tube 2024 in Hall 3 at our stand D38.

Your contact

  • Wuppermann AG
  • Ottostraße 5
  • D-51381 Leverkusen

Sabine Kuhnert

Corporate Communications and Marketing

  • T: +49 2171 5000 814

Janet Dunkel

Corporate Communications and Marketing

  • T: +49 2171 5000 811
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