Construction Steel is a category which has witnessed a few revolutions in the recent decades. The adoption of Thermex technology by manufacturers was a big step. Then the upgradation from the popular 415 grade to 500 grade has been a notable development. There have been positive innovations in customer support, additional services, and accessories like factory made stirrups. Yet, Icon Steels has launched a news-making revolution with its new product. It combines important properties to deliver the most strength and durabiity for your prestigious projects – residential or commercial.Icon DS 500 TMT Bar has been very well received by distributors, specifiers and the customers as a unique offering.
Bend it like a top star – it’s the DS Suraksha Bar!
By maintaining a good ratio between them, our newly launched Icon DS 500 TMT bar is unique for the excellent ratio between strength and ductility.While it has an UTS (ultimate tensile strength) of 535 N/sq.mm, it has an elongation of 18%, which is well above the norm of 14.5%. This is a bar whose advantages you can experience on site before installation. When you are bending the bars, you can see that there’s no cracking or rib damage with the Icon DS 500 TMT bar. This assures you of a safer construction even in quake-prone areas, as well as lower building maintenance over the years.
Key Factor is managed in the Factory
In terms of manufacturing knowhow gathered over three decades, we have taken care to see that during the formation of the outer layer of the bar, the tempered martensite does not exceed 5-9%, such that there is a better response during bar bending. This gives a better workability, and the bar composition and microstructure give it corrosion resistance and tensile strength for application in any kind of location – coastal, industrial or metropolitan. In our mission to maintain a high UTS to YS (yield strength), we maintain control of the rim strength such that the core retains the higher ductility. Because of this, our TMT bar is better equipped for a seismic load that is taken into account especially in quake zones.This sets the DS Suraksha bar apart from some competitors who compromise on ductility by merely a thicker rim. This ensures that safety is not compromised. So this decade too begins with a revolutionary TMT bar – Icon DS 500 Suraksha.