Gold Medal for Granite® Ultramat

Granite® Ultramat is the latest addition to ArcelorMittal’s Granite® range of pre-painted steels for outdoor building applications. It has an ultra-modern organic coating and allows for the formation of the most difficult shapes of roofing products, even at low temperatures. Manufactured in the Polish ArcelorMittal steelworks of Swietochlowice as well as in Eisehüttenstadt, Germany, it has recently been awarded an MTP Gold Medal, one of the most recognisable awards on the Polish market.

Convincing the jury

Granite® Ultramat is designed specifically for roofing, and its many advantages over competing products convinced the competition jury:

  • Flexible at low temperature: Granite® Ultramat withstands cold storage during winter while keeping its flexibility. Profiling in cold conditions has been drastically improved.
  • Surface robustness: the scratch and fretting performance of Granite® Ultramat has been drastically improved compared with previous generations.
  • Sustainable: as part of ArcelorMittal’s Nature range, Granite® Ultramat does not contain any harmful substances and is fully compliant with Europe’s REACH regulations. Furthermore, at the end of its lifecycle, Granite® Ultramat is 100% recyclable, just like all other steel products.

Tomasz Plaskura, Chief Marketing Officer for Eastern Europe at ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, comments: "The high quality and flexible paint system of Granite® Ultramat outperforms classic roofing products in corrosion and UV resistance. Offered guarantees are of up to 20 years on non-perforation, and up to 15 years for non-delamination. This makes Granite® Ultramat not only an aesthetic, but also cost-effective and sustainable steel solution for roofs".

About the MTP Gold Medal

The MTP Gold Medal is one of the most recognisable awards on the Polish market. It is granted after a thorough assessment by experts in innovative products of the highest quality applying a number of criteria based on state-of-the art technologies.

This year, from among many submitted applications, the competition jury, chaired by Prof. Dr Hab. Eng. Józef Jasiczak - director of the Institute of Building Structures, the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering at Poznan University of Technology - honoured 37 products submitted for the BUDMA Gold Medal competition. All awarded MTP Gold Medals are equivalent prizes.

Text: ArcelorMittal Europe, Constructalia

Photos: Piotr Szafarczyk (ArcelorMittal),
Marcin Przeor (Communication ArcelorMittal Poland)