Environmental benefits – today and for the future

Upgrading to Strenx® high-strength structural steel brings environmental benefits from day one. With a stronger steel, you can build lighter structures that reduce fuel consumption and associated CO₂ emissions.

Supporting your environmental efforts from the start

Looking for ways to improve your equipment’s environmental footprint? Strenx® can help you succeed. SSAB’s current steelmaking process for Strenx® is already the world’s most CO2 efficient. And when using this steel to make stronger and lighter equipment, this brings even more environmental advantages compared to using ordinary steel.

The next step in fossil-free Strenx® structural steel

By 2026 Strenx® steel will also be available from a fossil-free production process. With the launch of SSAB’s HYBRIT technology, hydrogen instead of coal will be used to remove oxygen from the iron ore. This is a major step for the steel industry, and Strenx® will be a game-changer for producers of applications in high-strength structural steel, and consequently eliminating the carbon dioxide emissions. The fossil-free grades of Strenx® will naturally deliver the same high performance as today’s Strenx® steel.

Lifetime reduction of CO2 through lighter steel

To show the savings you can achieve by upgrading to Strenx® steel, under our EcoUpgraded program we perform calculations on actual equipment. One such example goes as follows: A timber trailer chassis’ longitudinal beams were upgraded from a steel with a yield strength of 310 MPa to Strenx® 700MC with a yield strength of 700 MPa. The upgraded parts became 350 kg lighter. Other design changes contributed to a further 150 kg in weight savings, increasing the trailer´s total load capacity by 500 kg.

The savings in numbers

Lifetime reduction of CO2 by 25 tonnes and fuel by 8100 liters. The CO2 emissions from the production of the steel used are offset after 7 months, and from then on, the savings will continue.

How Strenx® structural steel makes a positive environmental impact

Strenx® high-strength structural steel can be used in thinner dimensions than ordinary steel and still make products stronger. This has positive impacts on the environment: Since less steel is needed for an application, resources are saved and the product becomes lighter, which saves fuel for each load hauled.

Environmental performance

We love numbers! Read more about the environmental performance of the Strenx® products in the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). They are third-party reviewed in accordance with ISO 14025 and EN 15804. 

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EPD: Hot rolled steel sheets and coils – v1.2-2023
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EPD: Hot rolled steel plates – v1.2-2023
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EPD: Cold rolled steel sheets and coils – v1.2-2023

Upgraded parts 350 kg lighter

Fuel reduction 8100 l/lifetime

CO2 savings 25 tons/lifetime

These environmental savings
will be even greater when
using fossil-free versions of
Strenx® performance steel.

Certified performance from My Inner Strenx®

Members of the brand program My Inner Strenx® know how to make best possible use of Strenx® performance steel. Their design and manufacturing are thoroughly assessed by SSAB, ensuring the equipment they deliver is both strong and light for maximum sustainability.

FAQs: the big 20 questions answered

Fossil-free fuel is on the way! In 2026, SSAB aims to launch its pioneering fossil-free premium grade steel – revolutionizing the industry by implementing a steelmaking process that does not create fossil-fuel CO2 emissions.

A sustainability win and profit driver in the heavy transport sector

Globalization and free trade have rapidly transformed the way we live, work, and do business. Supply chains and transportation networks that criss-cross the globe have enabled great improvements in standards of living.

Building a sustainable future with fossil-free steel

The global challenge of halting and reversing current rates of climate change is urgent. The steel industry has the potential to play a significant role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions both in the production phase and by supporting current rates of recycling.