Stainless steelmaker Outokumpu’s Circle Green steel- the ‘world’s first towards-zero stainless steel’, supplied in partnership with thyssenkrupp Materials processing Europe, will be used by Purem by Eberspaecher, an exhaust technology and solutions provider.

The steel, according to a company press release, has up to an 92% lower carbon footprint than the industry average.

“We are at the forefront of decarbonizing the steel industry and the automotive sector is one of where all solutions to cut emissions are heavily needed.''

Niklas Wass, executive vice president, stainless Europe, Outokumpu

“We are at the forefront of decarbonizing the steel industry and the automotive sector is one of where all solutions to cut emissions are heavily needed. We are committed to a circular economy model with our 100% recyclable stainless steel and there is a huge potential with our Circle Green to show direction as the spearhead solution. No other stainless-steel manufacturer has achieved such low emission levels throughout the entire production chain from raw material extraction to final production. We are happy to start the collaboration with Purem by Eberspaecher, offering solutions for both private transport and commercial vehicles, to strive more sustainable mobility in Europe”, said Niklas Wass, executive vice president, stainless Europe, Outokumpu.

''Our teams accompany the innovative research and development of our customers from the very beginning and supports within the supply chain to achieve the formulated emission targets.''

Marcus Wöhl, CEO, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe

"As a strong service partner – especially in the automotive sector – thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe is actively addressing the ambitious challenges and targets in the industry. Our teams accompany the innovative research and development of our customers from the very beginning and supports within the supply chain to achieve the formulated emission targets. As a central link between manufacturer and Purem by Eberspaecher, we look forward to the further development in the automotive segment and are pleased to be able to accompany our long-standing customer as a partner at their side for this milestone”, commented Marcus Wöhl, CEO, thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe.

Within the partnership, the Circle Green material will be supplied to thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe by Outokumpu. The service centre experts will be responsible for processing the master coil into slit strips and will manage the just-in-time delivery to Purem by Eberspaecher.

“This co-operation underlines our approach for clean mobility with clear sustainable goals.''

Uwe Ackermann, vice president global procurement, Purem by Eberspaecher

“This co-operation underlines our approach for clean mobility with clear sustainable goals. We are a technological leader and drive innovations for our exhaust gas purification systems in conventional as well as future drive types like the hydrogen engine. This includes the material used in our products. To reduce its carbon footprint is a focal point”, said Uwe Ackermann, vice president global procurement, Purem by Eberspaecher.