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JFE Steel Corporation

JFE Steel Receives Steelie Awards for development of resource saving type Si
gradient steel sheet for high-speed motors

JFE Steel Corporation was recently selected as a winner in the Worldsteel Association’s Steelie Awards 2020 for developing a resource saving type Si gradient steel sheet for high-speed motors.

JFE Steel is the first Japanese steelmaker to win a Steelie Award, which are presented annually to recognize companies or individuals for outstanding contributions to the steel industry in seven categories.

JFE Steel received its award in the “Innovation of the Year” category, which recognizes innovative technical developments contributing to areas such as reducing environmental burdens and improved productivity. JFE Steel’s new steel sheet enables more efficient and compact motor designs by optimizing the Si concentration gradient in the sheet thickness direction, thereby contributing to low iron loss at high frequency and high flux density.

Going forward, JFE Steel will continue to work toward a more sustainable world through its ongoing development of high-performance electrical steel sheets that lead to ever more efficient and compact electrical equipment.


About JFE Steel Corporation

JFE Steel Corporation, one of the world’s leading integrated steel producers, was established through the consolidation of NKK Corporation and Kawasaki Steel Corporation in 2003. The company operates several steelworks in Japan and numerous branch offices and affiliates throughout the world. JFE Steel leverages world-class technologies and know-how to produce a wide range of products based on its “Only One, Number One” strategy of focusing on unique and best-in-class products. The company reported consolidated sales of 3,900 billion yen in 2018 and consolidated crude steel output of 27.88 million tons in the fiscal year ended March 2019.

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