HSZ 220 and 260 Steel with Excellent Stretch Formability

  1. Prof. Dr. P. Neumann2,
  2. Dr. D. Allen3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff4
  1. G. Hartmann,
  2. I. Heckelmann and
  3. M. Menne

Published Online: 5 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606181.ch35

Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7

Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7

How to Cite

Hartmann, G., Heckelmann, I. and Menne, M. (2000) HSZ 220 and 260 Steel with Excellent Stretch Formability, in Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7 (eds P. Neumann, D. Allen and E. Teuckhoff), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606181.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 3

    ABB Asltom Power UK Ltd., Cambridge Road, Whetstone, Leicester LE9 GLH, United Kingdom

  3. 4

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

Author Information

  1. THYSSENKRUPP STAHL AG, Duisburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301959

Online ISBN: 9783527606184



  • HSZ 220 steel;
  • 260 steel;
  • stretch formability


The development of micro-alloyed high-strength steels at ThyssenKrupp Stahl started in the middle of the seventies. The metallurgical concepts were based on the micro-alloying elements titanium and niobium. The increased demands placed on the formability of high-strength steels, in particular of steels which are to be used for the construction of light-weight car bodies, call for both a higher tensile strength and an improved forming behaviour. Here, the focus is on a good stretch formability, since stretch forming is that forming strain to which car body closures are most frequently exposed. The high strength stretch forming steels (HSZ) developed at ThyssenKrupp Stahl meet this demand[1]. At the same time, these steels possess homogenous properties, even independent of the angle to the rolling direction.