Sandvik's work with fuel cell materials

Sandvik develops advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding industries and applications. The energy sector is particularly important for us and our material development is carried out in close cooperation with customers.

Sandvik has, for many years, invested in research and development of materials for fuel cells and has a unique, large-scale plant that is fully prepared for fuel cell technology to take off. We are also collaborating with a number of global players in developing the optimal interconnect solution for various applications. With the positive impact fuel cells can make, we're proud to work side by side with our partners — tailor-making solutions for the coated steel plates at the heart of these innovations.

Read more about Sandvik's products for fuel cell technology.

Sanergy HT™ pre-coated strip steel for bipolar plates for SOFC
Sanergy LT™ pre-coated strip steel for bipolar plates for PEM FC

Facts

  • Sandvik has for several years invested in fuel cell materials research and development
  • Today we have a unique and full-scale production in Sandviken, Sweden, and are ready for fuel cell technology to take off
  • Our product is a coated strip steel which is ready to be pressed into plates eliminating the costly need of coating of individual plates
  • The plates are gathered in so called fuel cell stacks to gain a higher voltage
  • Sandvik's extensive materials knowledge in alloys, strip steel and coating is vital competence in the manufacture of the plates
  • Fuel cell technology is today used in products already available on the market, such as portable chargers for smartphones and laptop