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Rail & wagon building - freight wagon

Strong steel for ambitious targets

Do you use our high strength steels for your high-performing gondola freight wagons?

If yes, by using our Amstrong® 420MC, Amstrong® 500MC and Amstrong® Ultra 700MC, you will be able to reach following objectives:

  • Up to 17% tare (empty) weight reduction
  • More than 40% load volume increase
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • High damage resistance during (un)loading operations

A sustainable solution for a greener transport

In general, the train is already one of the most environmentally-friendly means of transport.

But, reaching a lower tare for a higher capacity means more efficient, much greener transport. The newly developed solution will lead to a reduction of around 40% in CO2-equivalent emissions per tonne of goods transported.

Excellent protection against damage

Tests have shown that a back panel of a train wagon designed with ArcelorMittal's Amstrong® Ultra 700MC significantly resists to damage. Today, even years after the production, no damage at all has occurred, neither to the panel nor to the welds.

On the right side of the picture: a classic panel in the S355.

On the left: a brand new panel made out of our Amstrong® Ultra 700MC.