NLMK Group develops new coated steel
NLMK Group, a global steel company, has developed a new product: steel with antibacterial coating. It protects the metal’s surface from hazardous microorganisms and can be used effectively in medical and other facilities with strict requirements to cleanliness and safety.
The steel’s coating is based on compounds of copper and silver ions, which destroy the cell membrane of bacteria and fungi upon contact. This enables a 100% reduction of bacteria on the steel surface. The ions are injected directly into the coating material, making the product more resistant to mechanical impact and preserving the antibacterial effect for decades.
The antimicrobial properties of NLMK steel have been confirmed at all stages of technology development and industrial testing. They are in line with the state standards (GOST) and have successfully passed expert appraisal by the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of the Russian Health Ministry.
Product market launch is planned for early 2022.
About NLMK Group
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.
NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 18 million tonnes per year.
NLMK has a highly competitive cash cost among global manufacturers and one of the highest profitability levels in the industry. The Company has investment grade credit ratings from S&P, Moody’s, Fitch, and Expert RA.
NLMK’s ordinary shares with a 20.7% free-float are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK") and its global depositary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK:LI"). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 shares with a par value of RUB1. For more details on NLMK shareholder capital, please follow the link.
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