Upgrade and save in CO? emissions with SSAB EcoUpgraded concept

                        Together with our customers, SSAB continuously upgrades the material and design of applications. The benefits of upgrading to high-strength steel include reduced weight, improved fuel economy and extended product lifetime – all of which significantly contribute to reducing a product’s carbon footprint.

                        The SSAB EcoUpgraded concept saves CO2 both in steel production and during the full lifetime of the end product.

                        When upgrading from standard steel to SSAB high-strength steel, you can cut the weight of the end product while maintaining the same strength and increasing durability and productivity. From a life cycle perspective, this is bene?cial as most of the environmental impact comes from the end product’s use phase.

                        In the SSAB EcoUpgraded app, you enter machine type and operational parameters. The app presents a visual report on your estimated savings.

                        • Fuel savings over equipment lifetime
                        • CO2 savings over equipment lifetime
                        • CO2 payback time

                        You can save the results and share the report as PDF

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                        EcoUpgraded - How to save carbon dioxide

                        1. How to save carbon dioxide

                        The SSAB EcoUpgraded concept helps save CO2 both in steel production and during the full lifetime of the end product. The material efficiency and transport efficiency both contribute to the CO2 savings.

                        With high-strength steel, the end product can be designed lighter (less steel produced). With wear-resistant, high-strength steel, the end product also lasts longer (longer service life). With lower weight, the end product will need less fuel for the same work (lower weight). Fewer trips for the same load is the result when the reduced own weight leads to increased payload (higher capacity).

                        EcoUpgraded Basket of CO2 savings

                        2. Basket of CO? savings

                        The CO2 savings differ for each application depending on whether or not the design is weight critical. In a non-weight critical design, the CO2 savings come from lower weight and less steel produced. If the weight of the design is critical, the higher capacity also contributes to the savings. In addition, the use of wear steel will contribute through a longer service life.

                        EcoUpgraded CO2 payback time

                        3. CO? payback time

                        By upgrading with steel from SSAB, manufacturers will quickly be able to compensate for the CO2 emissions from steel production during the use of the product. And once the break-even point has been reached, the application will continue to deliver CO2 savings amounting to many times the original CO2 debt.

                        EcoUpgraded concept calculations and estimates

                        EcoUpgraded calculations
                        EcoUpgraded CO2 payback time

                        Application Examples

                        The amount of savings and payback time varies for each end product. We’ve gathered some examples from different industries – trailers and bodybuilders, trucks and buses, recycling, raw material handling, lifting, yellow goods and construction machinery and automotive – and calculated the typical savings.

                        Hardox EcoUpgraded Cases

                        EcoUpgrading tippers and containers with Hardox

                        Strenx EcoUpgraded Cases

                        EcoUpgrading cranes and trailers with Strenx

                        Hardox EcoUpgraded Cases

                        Mining truck body

                        “Less steel – more payload”
                        Mining truck body

                        SSAB EcoUpgraded Domestic waste transfer trailer

                        Think inside the box
                        Domestic waste transfer trailer

                        SSAB EcoUpgraded Construction excavator heavy duty bucket

                        Less weight means faster work
                        Construction excavator heavy duty bucket

                        Move cargo – not steel
                        Scrap recycling container

                        Articulated savings
                        Articulated hauler

                        Immediate results
                        Dumper body

                        Chipping away at emissions
                        Wood chip side tipper

                        Winds of change – less drag, more load

                        Skip every 10th trip
                        Semi-trailer scrap box

                        Heavy metal getting lighter
                        Mining truck box

                        22 tons of CO2 savings
                        Tipping trailer

                        A lighter Giant

                        duty tipper

                        Less steel - more coal
                        Heavy duty tipper

                        Dump box

                        The annual profit increase with
                        Hardox® 500 Tuf, Dump box


                        Less weight makes light work
                        Mining backhoe bucket


                        The link to savings
                        Wood chip elevator

                        Strenx EcoUpgraded Cases

                        SSAB Strenx EcoUpgraded Roll-on containers

                        Streamlined savings
                        Roll-on containers

                        SSAB Strenx EcoUpgraded Loader crane

                        Hooked on savings
                        Loader crane

                        Lift your payload
                        Truck with loader crane

                        CO? emissions payback in 3 months
                        Timber trailer

                        Less is more – higher load in every trip

                        Tipper trailer

                        From good to great
                        Tipper trailer chassis

                        highway hauler

                        Loaded with savings
                        Off-highway hauler

                        SSAB Strenx EcoUpgraded Control arms

                        It's all in the details
                        Control arms

                                              Go abroad

                                              Real estate



                                              Super League

                                              Go abroad