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#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:00:56 PM
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Major contractors are not using Chinese steel over fears that the quality is insufficient according to reports.

CARES which is the official body which currently approves more than 242 steel reinforcing bar suppliers said it could not vouch for all the Chinese rebar.

“Fears have been growing for months now over Chinese rebar and it seems the major contractors are now acting.

“I’m sure they’ve come under pressure from clients who don’t want any doubts over the structural integrity of their buildings.”

Reinforcing steel used in the UK is certified under the CARES scheme.

CARES currently approves more than 242 steel reinforcing bar suppliers from all over the world including China.

Spokesman Ben Bowsher said: “One cannot denigrate the steel coming from an entire nation.

“CARES awards certification according to individual company and manufacturing sites and it is vital that individual companies are held responsible for their own quality.”

A CARES statement added: “There has been panic spread about the compliance of reinforcing steel to BS 4449, manufactured in China, and imported into the UK.

“To date, despite much investigation by CARES, no evidence has been found to indicate that the physical product placed on the market did not comply with the product standard, BS 4449 2005.”

Well we see what it did in India and other places we don't want that happening here.

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#2 Posted : Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00:01 AM

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Ian Rodgers, Director of UK Steel, said: “For the past few months it has become increasingly clear that some imported steel plates and sections from China are being supplied into the UK market which are not fully compliant with the requirements of the relevant standard. This follows earlier warnings regarding potential quality issues affecting Chinese concrete reinforcement bars. ”

The EU specification for structural steel explicitly states that it applies only to “non-alloy steels”. To qualify as “non-alloy”, a steel must comply with strict limits on the quantity of other metallic elements it contains. This “non-alloy” classification amongst other things ensures that the steel is readily weldable without the need to apply any special welding parameters.
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