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 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41529-022-00318-1#Sec3

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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