thyssenkrupp ZM Ecoprotect Solar: Pioneering Corrosion Protection

thyssenkrupp Steel, Germany's largest steelmaker, is set to make its first appearance at Intersolar Europe this year, held as part of The Smarter E exhibition
ZM Ecoprotect® Solar
ZM Ecoprotect® SolarImage Source – thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp Steel, Germany's largest steelmaker, is set to make its first appearance at Intersolar Europe this year, held as part of The Smarter E exhibition in Munich from June 14 to 16, 2023. Presenting their latest innovation, ZM Ecoprotect® Solar, thyssenkrupp Steel showcases a breakthrough corrosion protection solution for sturdy steel substructures in high-performance photovoltaic (PV) mounting systems.

With ZM Ecoprotect® Solar, thyssenkrupp Steel introduces an inventive zinc-magnesium coating that offers long-lasting corrosion protection, ensuring a guaranteed service life for PV mounting systems. These metallic-coated structural steels are ideal for fabrication into profiles and can withstand various corrosive environments. ZM Ecoprotect® Solar represents a significant advancement in the well-established ZM Ecoprotect® zinc-magnesium coating, which has been proven in the construction industry for decades.

In addition to its remarkable properties, ZM Ecoprotect® Solar is also available as bluemint® Steel, thyssenkrupp Steel's CO₂ reduced and environmentally conscious steel. The utilization of bluemint® Steel in PV mounting systems contributes to the reduction of the solar industry's ecological footprint, fostering a sustainable future.

"We are thrilled to participate in Intersolar Europe in Munich for the first time and showcase our high-quality zinc-magnesium coated steels for PV mounting systems," expresses Arne Schreiber, Product Manager Industry at thyssenkrupp Steel. "We understand the stringent requirements of our customers regarding service life and workmanship in solar mounting structure construction. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive range of grades with superior ZM coating, including a 25-year guarantee against rust penetration. Our ZM Ecoprotect® Solar steels not only provide effective corrosion protection but also contribute to reducing the carbon footprint. We extend a warm invitation to all visitors to explore our booth. We look forward to engaging in a productive dialogue with you."

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