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Bar Markings - Identifying SEISMIC®

All SEISMIC® Grade 500E and Grade 300E products by Pacific Steel are rolled with our unique bar markings to assist in identification on site.  

Our bar markings assist builders, specifiers, and inspectors in identifying our products as being 100% New Zealand made product produced by Pacific Steel to the local Standard.

To ensure all the steel on your site is made by Pacific Steel to our local standards, be sure to look for either our rolled SEISMIC® brand, or the Dot/Dash combinations.

300E or 500E Grades

Our unique bar marking allows users to quickly identify if their product is a Pacific Steel SEISMIC® grade 300E or 500E product.

On Plain Bar or Coil users will see either 2 dots, or a dot and 2 dashes.  The former identifies a Pacific Steel Grade 300E with the latter identifying a Pacific Steel grade 500E plain bar/coil.

On Deformed Bar or Coil users will also see 2 horizontal lines joining two deformations followed by a gap of two missing deformations, or without a gap.  Products with the gap are grade 500E, and those without are grade 300E.

Grade 500E, Dot 2 Dashes or a Gap before the SEISMIC® brand

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Grade 300E, 2 Dots or  No Gap before the SEISMIC® brand

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