The feasibility of direct thin strip casting of various steel grades for
further metallic coating has been investigated. The surface evolution
is described for each processing step. Special attention to steel
cleanliness and scale formation was given, since local surface
heterogeneities of grain structure and chemical composition may
disturb the coating process. Low alloyed cast strip can be coated
with little to none difference to classical coating routes, however,
some highly alloyed steel grades require further optimization.