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British Steel launches new high-strength structural steel grade

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A new high-strength structural steel grade, designed for multi-storey high-rise buildings has been launched by British Steel.

The new S460M grade, which can also be used for a wide range of other commercial and industrial uses is the result of extensive research and development by the company’s metallurgy experts. It is the first product launched by British Steel since the new company was formed by Jingye Group in March 2020.

British Steel CEO Ron Deelen said: “As the UK’s only manufacturer of structural steel sections, we’re delighted to deliver a new high-quality steel grade at such an important time for the construction market.

“S460M provides the optimum balance between cost and weight, along with improved environmental performance – British manufacturing at its best.

“Britain is committed to building for the future and products like this, and the many others we make, mean we’re well-placed to play a significant role in the economic recovery of this country.”

Steel for the S460M grade is manufactured at the company’s Scunthorpe steelworks before being rolled into structural sections at its Teesside Beam Mill where an extra shift, creating 40 jobs, was introduced earlier this year.

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