Mild Steel can be coated with an advanced Aluminium-Zinc-Silicon alloy, ensuring a coated product with exceptional corrosion protection, formability and an amazing 100% recycling capability – all at cost effective prices.
Furthermore, new advanced paint systems such as Polyvinylidene and Polyurethane enable this product to be used in high corrosion applications.
The steel industry’s scope
The steel industry has an estimated R14 trillion annual turnover making it the second largest industry in the world after oil and gas.
Due to Mild Steel being able to reach tensile strength greater than 570 MPa at relatively low cost, it is a major component used in almost every industry including energy, construction and housing, automotive and transportation, infrastructure, packing, and machinery. 75% of all major appliances are made of steel.
The construction and housing sector is the largest consumer of steel worldwide, using around 50% of all steel produced.
Steel in Building
Steel’s characteristics make it an excellent fit for the building industry, with steel roofs lasting more than 50 years compared to traditional roofs which last about 17 years. Furthermore, time-related savings from steel construction can account for 3-5% of the total project value.