Hot rolled strip

Hot rolled strip

Hot rolled products are available in five product groups:

  • Formable
  • Extra Formable
  • Structural
  • Carbon Hardness

The product designations are based on those of the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1594:2002.

The temperature at which hot-rolling is completed results in an oxidized strip surface. This oxide film is termed hot-mill scale.

Pickling removes the hot-mill scale. Pickled strip is generally supplied oiled to preserve this surface finish.

Skin passing is a light cold rolling operation which suppresses the appearance of stretcher strain and minimizes coil break during uncoiling and subsequent processing. The surface texture and flatness are improved by skin passing.

See individual product data sheets for more details about each product in the range.

Watch our video to see how hot rolled coil is made.