The microstructure of 4 phases for superior corrosion
Warranties are also applicable to projects in severe environments (marine, polluted industrial zone)*.
Offers longer warranty periods of up to 36 years*.
NS BlueScope Vietnam is proud to present Activate™ - the breakthrough technology for withstanding severe environment developed by BlueScope. The new technology has set a new industry benchmark for alloy-coated steel technology in Vietnam with the new generation COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel.
of research & development
of R&D investment
tested and exposed panels in laboratory and real world environment
for BlueScope’s industry leading alloy coating structure and its manufacturing process
2 matrix layers
Aluminium-Zinc alloy-coated steel
The new generation of Zincalume® steel with Activate™ technology
ACTIVATE™ technology greatly improves corrosion resistance at cut edges, screw holes & scratches
COMPREHENSIVE TESTING OVER 20 YEARS
Accelerated Testing (>8,000 panels)
Outdoor assessment sites (> 10,000 panels spread over 22 sites)
Test Huts (5)
Building Applications (~50)
Additionally, during the product developing stage, 50 building sites comprising a wide range of applications, as well as 5 purpose-built test structures, have been tested in the real-world conditions and in severe marine environment.
The results were independently verified by the internationally recognised French Corrosion Institute (FCI), proving that COLORBOND® steel is highly durable, especially at the cut edges, and more resilient to scratches and scuffs during construction.
Activate™ shows superior performance to previous generation after 22 years at Bellambi Point, The Surf Marine Site.
(Exposed panels at Bellambi Point, Wollongong, Australia)
Existing ZICALUME® sheet
Current ZICALUME® steel
Ton ZICALUME® new generation technology Active™
The new generation ZICALUME® steel with Active™ Technology
Thanks to the increased anti-corrosion performance of Activate™ technology, BlueScope offers longer warranty periods for COLORBOND® and ZINCALUME® steel, up to 36 years*. Warranties are also applicable to projects close to the marine environment*.
* Warranty Terms and Conditions apply.