Development of ferritic stainless steel with excellent drawability for automotive fuel tanks

Yoshihiro Yazawa, Yasushi Kato, Osamu Furukimi, Sadao Hasuno

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    Abstract

    Lead-tin coated steel sheets are widely used in conventional automobile fuel tanks, but automakers are moving away from lead and similar substances in response to stricter environmental regulations. Although various alternatives to lead-tin coated steel sheets have been proposed, the authors have developed an innovative new ferritic stainless steel with the excellent corrosion resistance and formability required for fuel tanks and other fuel system applications. The developed steel has various advantages over coated steels, including simplification of the manufacturing process, enabling cost reduction, and high strength, allowing weight reduction in automotive parts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-66
    Number of pages8
    JournalReview of Automotive Engineering
    Volume26
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Automotive Engineering

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