SMS group takes a step into the future with thermomechanical rolling of rebars (TMbaR) providing a reduced manganese content in the billet and improving the product characteristics at the same time. By saving alloying additions, this solution also reduces operating costs.
SMS group has been a pioneer and promoter of the thermomechanical rolling process for decades. Today, a new chapter has been written by applying this concept to the production of reinforcement bars (rebars). SMS group’s thermomechanical rolling of rebars, the so-called “TMbaR” offers the benefit of producing fine-grained structural products while at the same time reducing the manganese content in rolled stock. The exceptional ductility properties of seismic grades (i.e. HRBF400E) can only be optimized at that level by thermomechanical rolling.