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ArcelorMittal showcases its extensive solar offer at Intersolar

Arceo, ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe (FCE) and PROFIL DU FUTUR  jointly promoted their innovative steel solutions for the solar industry at Intersolar Europe 2013. Held in Munich, Germany from 19 to 21 June 2013, the Intersolar fair welcomed almost 2,000 international exhibitors and over 66,000 trade visitors. 

Arceo demonstrated Solarceo®, a selective coating for solar absorbers, and their steel absorber for solar collectors. The good formability of steel allows Arceo to design absorbers which have a high contact surface between the fluid and the absorber sheet which compensates for steel’s lower conductivity compared to other materials.

Solarceo® uses Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) technology to apply a selective coating to solar absorbers. The coating maximises the amount of energy absorbed from the sun’s rays while minimising thermal radiation.

ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe and PROFIL DU FUTUR, an ArcelorMittal subsidiary which designs and manufactures structures for ground-mounted photovoltaic solar power plants, showcased ArcelorMittal’s revolutionary new Magnelis® steel coating. PROFIL DU FUTUR uses steels coated with Magnelis® to create long-lasting foundations and upper structures for solar installations.

Magnelis® offers outstanding corrosion resistance – even in soil and harsh environments. Unlike other coatings Magnelis® self-heals, ensuring continued protection for cut edges. Magnelis® is the most cost-effective alternative to aluminium, stainless steel and batch galvanised steel.

A metallic zinc coating, Magnelis® includes 3.5% aluminium and 3% magnesium and comes with a 25-year guarantee in solar installations. It is available in thicknesses ranging from 0.45 to 6.0 mm.



Feedback from the fair

  • Enriching interviews held with various company profiles
  • Trend towards steel for mounting structures 
  • Magnelis® is already well appreciated by certain customers and raises interest in the market (guarantee, edge protection, corrosion resistance etc) 
  • Decision makers regarding material choice are spread over the Industrial Value Chain

Related information

About Arceo
Arceo produces high-performance selective coating on aluminium, copper and steel and is able to provide black painting on these substrates as well. Arceo develops highly efficient, tailor-made steel absorbers at a stable and reduced cost. As a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal, the world leader in steel production, Arceo provides steel solutions for collector cases.

About ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe
ArcelorMittal Flat Carbon Europe (FCE) is part of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal FCE researches and produces flat steels and is strongly committed to the challenge of increasing renewable energy use and offering tailor-made solutions suitable for Solar Energy Generation Systems.
Flat carbon steels for Solar Energy Generation Systems
A zoom on Magnelis®

France’s top producer of load-bearing structures, PROFIL DU FUTUR is part of ArcelorMittal Construction, a specialist in the design and production of high-performance building systems. Backed by 30 years’ experience, in more than eight countries, PROFIL DU FUTUR offers steel solutions which are tailored to the needs and specific features of each construction.


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