SEISMIC® Grade 500E Bar and Coil Overview

High tensile, high ductility plain carbon (micro-alloyed) steel for the reinforcing of concrete available as plain and deformed bars. This steel meets the demanding requirements of the seismic structural design methods employed in New Zealand as required by local Standards (AS/NZS 4671). This reinforcing derives its superior strength and ductility by micro-alloying the steel with small vanadium additions.

Grade 500E MA steel is readily: weldable (refer AS/NZS 1554.3), identifiable by registered bar marks, hot or cold bent (for procedures refer to NZS 3109), can be threaded and galvanised, and can be hot re-bent (for procedures refer to NZS 3109).

Test Certificates are available for every production batch of this product from Pacific Steel.


  • Residential Reinforcing
  • Commercial Reinforcing
  • Infrastructure Construction