Secondary Steel: your economic choice from a prime steel supplier
We are proud of the highest quality and great prices of our sheet metal. Yet, we know there are some customers who would like to go for an even more cost-effective option, who do not need the steel with prime mill certification. Lowest price does not necessarily mean poor quality – there are many benefits of non-prime steel coils.
What is non-prime steel?
Non-Prime, Surplus steel, Declasse, Downgrades, Over Rollings, Secondary – these are the names given to materials which cannot be given mill prime certification. Non-prime steel coils are still durable and strong but may have some minor, cosmetic issues. As a leading galvanized steel coil distributor, we can offer a wide range of secondary steel with various qualities that will be a perfect fit for your project.
Why are some metals are classified as non-prime?
excess steel inventory – overstocking, caused by a surplus in the production process;
metals already cut to a faulty specification;
warehouse rust if a product has stayed for a long period in a warehouse;
products off gauge;
discrepancies in the requirement specifications of prime orders;
metal sheets which aren’t totally flat and need some processing.
There are many various reasons why metal can be classified as non-prime, and some of them may be so trivial as small scratches, split ends or notched edges. Hot rolled steel, galvanized steel, structural steel, and other steel coils can easily fall into this category due to very minor industrial defects or excess production. Secondary steel, however, is not just “second-quality” metal. Secondary steel coils for sale are the economic choice for small industries that cannot afford prime metals. Non-prime steel can be effectively used to produce fine quality to end-users.
Where is non-prime steel is used?
In every small or medium-scale industry, where there is a need for a cost-effective solution
In the construction industry – non-prime steel can be structurally sound but have some visual defects which make it ideal for construction – an industry with high steel demand. Even such reputable projects as London Olympic Stadium use non-prime steel
In production of sheet metal components (e.g. electrical boxes) and hardware products (door knobs, hardware fittings)
In the car and bicycle industry
In art and sculpture
In DIY projects; to make visuals, composites, and mock-ups. If you’re are a beginner DIY enthusiast, starting with cheaper, secondary steel is a more economical way to learn from your mistakes.
Trusted secondary steel supplier
We offer a wide range of secondary steel in many different variations. Sometimes compromising a little bit can save you a considerable amount of money, so why not call us for friendly advice? Whether you need to buy galvanized steel coil or are looking for a trustworthy steel coil distributor – we deliver the cutting edge.
For any inquiries and for more information on all of our non-prime sheet metal prices and sizes please email email@example.com or call Sara, Jess, Rosey or Erin on (0191) 2646464 for prices.