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Press release from CNW Group

U. S. Steel Introduces ACRYLUME CF(TM) as New Member of the ACRYLUME® Family

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

U. S. Steel Introduces ACRYLUME CF(TM) as New Member of the ACRYLUME® Family10:01 EDT Tuesday, October 12, 2010 << >> PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 /CNW/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) is pleased to announce the addition of a new high-quality, value-added product to our lineup of construction steels that supports "green" building design and practices, positively impacting these projects' environmental sustainability. ACRYLUME CF(TM) Coated Sheet, a new coated flat-rolled steel that has a chromium-free clear polymer coating, continues to provide all of the quality and performance attributes inherent in the new product's predecessor, ACRYLUME® Coated Sheet.U. S. Steel's new ACRYLUME CF(TM) offers the environmentally conscious metal building construction industry the nation's first chromium-free acrylic coating on GALVALUME® Coated Sheet, which exceeds anticipated environmental regulations in the United States. ACRYLUME CF(TM) also meets numerous European Union environmental directives, including Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH).The original ACRYLUME®, which meets all current environmental guidelines in the United States, will continue to be available to customers for commonly used applications such as metal roofing and siding.The new ACRYLUME CF(TM) provides users with exactly the same benefits as traditional ACRYLUME®. ACRYLUME® set the standard for enhancing the outstanding corrosion protection of GALVALUME® Coated Sheet by sealing it in a tough, clear polymer coating. ACRYLUME® and ACRYLUME CF(TM) also minimize staining and discoloration issues during storage, handling and installation, and both products can be used in the same end-use applications, side-by-side if needed. In addition, neither product requires the application of lubricants prior to roll forming, thus they can be delivered to a job site free from slippery substances, providing customers with increased safety during handling and installation.For more information, please visit our website at www.ussteel.com or call (877) 798-7909 to speak to a U. S. Steel Construction Products sales representative.United States Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., manufactures a wide variety of flat-rolled and tubular steel products, coke, and taconite pellets at facilities in North America and Central Europe and has an annual worldwide raw steelmaking capability of 31.7 million net tons. << >> For further information: Courtney Boone, +1-412-433-6791, or Erin DiPietro, +1-412-433-6845, both of United States Steel Corporation Web Site: http://www.ussteel.com