Gerdau participates in a nanotechnology project in the European Union

Press release

Gerdau, along with seven other companies, is participating in the NAMOS project, which is being developed in the European Union. The objective of the study is to improve the mechanical properties of special steels by means of nanotechnology and reduce the consumption of energy during the production process. The project involves 35 researchers from several countries in Europe and the amount of investment in the research is 1.1 million euros.
The research is especially beneficial to the automotive industry as it improves the mechanical properties of steel such as strength, tenacity, and useful life of the product. Nano-alloyed special steels can also be applied to wind turbines, which is equipment used in the renewable energy segment.
About Gerdau
Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries - in the Americas, Europe and Asia - which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms, each year, millions of metric tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. With more than 140,000 shareholders, the Company is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York and Madrid.
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