A Decisive Innovation!
GTS 12 – The steel innovation from Alfred Giesser.
Developed in scientific cooperation with Ruhr University Bochum.
The Steel that Defies the Elements
The higher the electrical breakdown potential of a steel, the greater its corrosion resistance.GTS 12 has considerably enhanced physical properties. And its breakdown potential is also far above that of conventional steels. This results in significantly greater corrosion resistance.
Corrosion picture after 19-hour salt spray test
Hardness is a Science in and of Itself
In close collaboration with the scientists at the Ruhr University Bochum, the alloy composition has been successfully optimised. The addition of nitrogen (N) makes it possible. As a result, GTS 12 is harder than all comparable stainless steels.
Hardness comparison in Rockwell (HRc)
Hard Times for PM Steel
Up until now, PM steel was the benchmark when it came to corrosion resistance, hardness and toughness. PM steel is often excluded from consideration for many applications due to its high material costs. GTS 12 offers benefits and properties similar to those of PM steel. And it’s available at a small fraction of the cost!
1 Standard steel for
2 Giesser special material (since 1990)
with very good corrosion resistance
3 New development from Giesser with
clearly improved properties
GTS 12 – This Steel is the Hard One
Abrasion, wear, rust, aggressive cleaning agents – steel has many enemies! GTS 12 offers all of the properties necessary to provide effective resistance against them. That makes it the ideal material in the particularly critical environments of the food and pharmaceutical industries as well as in machinery construction.
Knives for the packaging industry
Knives for the food industry