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Low Alloy Steel:

Low-carbon Steel

Category Summary

Low-carbon steel contains contains little carbon and very limited amounts of other alloyants. This type of steel alloy is relatively cheap steel but has properties that make it suitable for many applications. Therefore it is one of the most used material type worldwide.

Used in construction and building, automotive industry, agricultural product

Available as sheet, plate, strip, wire, coil, sections, supports

Category Details


  • Relatively cheap
  • High ductility
  • High yield and tensile strengths (considering its price)

  • Good weldability
  • Hardly any limits in forming possibilties


  • Structural steel/construction steel
  • Engineering steel

Low carbon content 0.05% - 0.29% and limited alloyants

Classification Sources

CEN EN10025

Idemat 2003



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