U.S. Steel Corporation
) has introduced ACRYLUME E PLUS, an acrylic coated steel sheet,
as a new addition to the ACRYLUME family. ACRYLUME E PLUS is a
new coated flat-rolled steel that improves thermal emittance
compared with ACRYLUME currently in use, yet has all the other
qualities and performance traits of ACRYLUME.
ACRYLUME E PLUS adheres to the European Union environmental
directives which include Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Directive (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and
Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH). The product provides
the metal building construction industry with chromium-free
emissive acrylic coating, thus making it more environmental
friendly. The coating is done on GALVALUME coated steel sheet
which can prevent solar reflectance and also meets thermal
ACRYLUME E PLUS also minimizes staining and takes care of
discoloration issues during storage, handling and installation in
the same way of ACRYLUME and ACRYLUME CF. All these products do
not require any lubrication prior to roll forming and can be
delivered to the customers without requiring any slippery
substance coating, allowing easier handling and installation by
U.S. Steel released its second-quarter 2013 results in July.
The company logged net loss of $78 million or 54 cents per share
in the quarter compared with net income of $101 million or 62
cents per share posted a year ago. However, the results were
narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 81
Revenues for the quarter fell roughly 12% year over year to
$4,429 million, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4,583
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U.S. Steel currently carries a short-term Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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