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Advance with Corus

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Corus has given a new identity to its structural sections range to make it easier to specify CE marked sections compliant with the EU Directive of Construction Products (CPD). The new brand name is Advance which will be rolled into all Corus sections.

The Corus Advance sections range has been expanded with 21 new beams and columns added to the ‘traditional’ UK section range (see article on page 14). This increases the flexibility offered to designers to achieve the most effective structural solution.

Corus Construction and Industrial General Manager Alan Todd said:’The key driver behind the new brand is the requirement from September 2006 for structural sections used in Europe to comply with the CPD, and the simplest way for designers to ensure that they are specifying compliant sections is to specify those that are CE marked, as Advance sections are. The Advance range covers all sections types and all of them will have Advance rolled into the web.’

Manufacturing excellence is assured for steel with the Advance sections mark. Advance sections were the world’s first to be accredited under the onerous Lloyds Register marine quality scheme, and Corus is one of a very small number of manufacturers outside Japan to carry approvals from the Japanese Institute for Standardisation.

Corus was the world’s first steelmaker to gain approval to CE mark its structural sections and plates to meet the EU directive on Construction Products (CPD).  Corus’ process quality is underpinned by an approval record that is second to none and it is continually investing to maintain its leading position.

A free brochure with a CD detailing blue book properties is available from Corus at

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