EghtesadOnline: The largest Iranian flats producer Mobarakeh Steel Company continues to diversify product portfolio of high value-added steel. This time, the company is focusing on high-strength galvanized steel.
MSC designed and manufactured high-strength galvanized coils of SGC400 grade in accordance with JIS G3302 standard, Metal Expert learnt from an official statement.
The product range includes the material of 0.8 mm thickness and width of 1,250 mm with 120 and 180 g/sq m zinc coating and high tensile strength characteristics. The new product will be used for manufacturing steel structures of different types, particularly for the construction of roofs, hangars, steel mills and warehouses.
Taking into account the widespread technology of light steel frame construction, MSC’s decision to enter the segment is quite reasonable. “Steel frame construction is suited for any type of projects. Moreover, it gives huge advantages over older construction methods such as lower cost and faster construction. So it may help accelerate construction and development project,” a market insider told Metal Expert.
The company plans to sell high-strength galvanized coils domestically. Nevertheless, since the quality of the product is competitive compared to foreign counterparts, its export is also possible, MSC said.
According to Financial Tribune, corporate development strategy includes strengthening the positions of MSC in the high value-added steel segment. For this reason, the company has already introduced a number of high value-added niche products, such as checkered plate and high-strength micro-alloyed steel sheets, as well as API X42, X52 and X60 grade plates.