Red tanker on sea
Red tanker on sea

Saving steel for a more sustainable future

In a recently published study, preventing steel from corroding is highlighted as one of the keys to a more sustainable future.

Jotun protects property. Our paints, coatings and solutions protect ships, buildings and infrastructure from degradation and corrosion. A key component in many of these assets is steel, the most common engineering material in the world.

However, steel production is highly energy intensive. In a recently published report, preventing steel corrosion – and thereby reducing the need for steel production – is highlighted as one of the keys to a more sustainable future.

Check out the following findings:

  • Today, 8 % of global CO2 emissions comes from steel production.
  • Around 30 % of all steel produced is used to replace corroded steel.
  • By 2030, 9 % of global CO2 emissions is expected to come from replacing corroded steel.

The full report “The carbon footprint of steel corrosion” can be found by following this link

In Jotun, we believe that prolonging product life is one of our most important contributions to the world we live in. Remarkably enough, a 0.3 mm coating is enough to protect assets from corrosion. However, there is a huge job behind this thin layer – as you can see for yourself in the video above.

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