Ruukki, part of SSAB, is ready to deliver world's first fossil-free steel building products; pilot products, including sandwich panels, façade claddings and roofing, were manufactured at Ruukki's Alajärvi plant in Finland

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September 14, 2023 (press release) –

Ruukki Construction, part of SSAB Group, has produced the world's first  made of SSAB fossil-free steel. The pilot products were manufactured at Ruukki's Alajärvi plant in Finland.

Ruukki will deliver the first ever sandwich panels, façade claddings and roofing products made of fossil-free steel to carefully selected customers who have a strong sustainability agenda. Emissions originating in the manufacturing phase will be minimized where possible by using green energy and by choosing material and logistics options with minimum environmental impact.

"We are proud to contribute to our industry's green transition.  made of SSAB's fossil-free steel are important drivers of sustainable construction and help our customers significantly reduce the lifecycle impacts of their buildings. However, the greatest emission impact occurs during the use of buildings. That is why we have for decades invested in developing and producing long-lasting and energy-efficient ," says Sami Eronen, President, Ruukki Construction.

"For years, we at Ruukki have taken extensive measures at different stages of the supply chain to reduce the carbon footprint of our products. Our systematic development work can be seen, for example, in our recently updated sandwich panel environmental declarations (EPDs), where the Global Warming Potential values have improved significantly," says Jani Backlund, Business Director, Building Envelopes, Finland at Ruukki.

Products made of fossil-free steel are part of Ruukki's efforts to take the construction industry towards carbon-neutral buildings. In addition, this year Ruukki will also pilot SSAB Zero(TM) steel made from recycled steel in  in order to be the first to launch state-of-the-art recycled steel-based product families in 2024. Products made of fossil-free steel will be offered at a commercial scale from 2026.



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Sami Eronen, President, Ruukki Construction,

Ruukki Construction is a supplier of steel-based  and services for roofs and walls for sustainable buildings. We employ around 1,500 people and have 13 specialized manufacturing sites. Our strong presence in 10 European countries enables us to serve customers locally with our main brands, Ruukki and Plannja. Our comparable net sales in 2022 were around EUR 646 million. We are of Nordic origin, part of SSAB, sharing values, and vast experience in the steel and construction industries.

SSAB is a Nordic and U.S.-based steel company with employees in over 50 countries. SSAB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a secondary listing on Nasdaq Helsinki.,c3834128,c3215171,c3215169,c3215170,c3215172,c3215185,c3215168

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