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Cold rolled steel, (often referred to as Cold reduced or CR), is a low carbon product, produced using raw material such as coke and coal at steel mills through out the world.

Cold Rolled Process

Before becoming a cold rolled product, it is effectively hot rolled steel, which then under goes further processes. The first process is the cold reduction. This is where by the steel is cooled down at room temperature; reducing the thickness of material and at the same time generates high strains (work hardening) into the steel. This gives the steel a much harder and less formable properties. The next process is called Annealing and can be continuously annealed or batch annealed depending on the thickness of steel. Annealing is when the material is heated up to temperatures of up to 550 degrees centigrade. This process changes the physical structure of the material giving it malleable properties for forming and folding. As well as the physical elements of cold reduced, it has a clean and smooth surface finish.

With the above in mind, it makes it an ideal material suited for a wide range of applications.

  • Cabinets
  • Switchgear Enclosures
  • Shelving units
  • Point of sale
  • Expanded metals
  • Perforated steel
  • Shop fitting
  • Industrial Fans
  • HVAC

Other Cold rolled grades available

Material availability

Gauge range: 0.8mm – 3.0mm.
Coil widths: 1000mm, 1250mm, 1500mm.

Sheets can be cut up to 4000mm in length.

Quick stock available in 1 tonne packs for a next day delivery.
2000mm x 1000mm
2500mm x 1250mm
3000mm x 1500mm

Other grades available on request from John Tainton. DC03 DC04

BS EN 10130: 2006


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