EU: Steel organic coated EU 2018 worldsteel. 1kg, typical thickness between 0.15 - 1.5 mm. typical width between 600 - 1300 mm

EU - Europe
Reference year: 2018 - 2023

Organic coated Steel. Obtained by coating a steel substrate with organic layers such as paint or laminated film. The substrate is mainly hot dip galvanized coil but may also be electrogalvanized coil, finished cold rolled coil or tin-free steel. It can be found on the market in coil or in sheets and is further processed into finished products by the manufacturers.
Organic coated Steel is use in all activity sectors like construction (roof, wall and ceiling claddings, lighting, radiators etc), general industry (eg office furniture, heating, ventilating, air conditioning), domestic appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, small kitchen appliances, computer casings, VCR & DVD casings, etc) and packaging.


This dataset includes raw material extraction (e.g. coal, iron, ore, etc.) and processing, e.g. scrap, coke making, sinter, blast furnace, basic oxygen furnace, electric arc furnace, hot strip mill, cold rolling mill. Details on the steel product manufacturing route can be found in Appendix 1 of the 2017 worldsteel LCA Methodology Report. The steelmaking processes are shown in the flow diagram. Inputs included in the Life Cycle Inventory relate to all raw material inputs, including steel scrap, energy, water, and transport. Outputs include steel and other co-products, emissions to air, water and land. Further information is given in the 2017 worldsteel LCA Methodology Report. External scrap input includes approx. 2% scrap from manufacturing/fabrication processing. This LCI does not include a credit for recycling of steel at end of life and a burden for steel scrap input during production. This is the preferred approach adopted by worldsteel, detailed in the 2017 methodology report (Appendix 2).

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