Angle Iron, also commonly known as angle steel, is a 90 degree folded flat metal along its length. With equal length of the 2 sides of the angle, we called it “Equal steel Iron”, otherwise, we called it “Unequal Steel Iron”. Its specifications expressed in “Edge width * Edge width × Edge Thickness”. “∠30×30×3″ for example, it means the edge width of Steel Iron is 30mm, and the thickness is 3 mm.
Applications of Angle Iron
According to the different needs, Angle Iron often used as structural element in building, bridge, Transmission tower, Lifting and transport machinery, or for variety of supports, such as bed frame, Warehouse shelves, etc.
Factors that affect angle iron prices
Size of Angle iron, The type and grades of Steel are normal factors that impact prices of Steel Iron. Other factors like shipping cost, import & export clearance fees should also considered if you want to buy Angle Iron from China steel suppliers.
1．Depends on your projects or intended applications, you need different dimensional size and thickness of Angle Iron, the Typical size range: 20×20-200×200, 0.3mm-25mm Thick, 6m-13m Long. With more steel is used to create a larger Angle Iron, the price will increase accordingly, Normally, your suppliers will provide you the prices based on the weight of Angle iron.
2．The type of steel used to produce Angle iron can also impact the prices because the cost of the steel types varies greatly. Galvanized angle iron with hot-dip galvanized (zinc) coatings need more labor and process, which will cost much more money. And those cost will be added onto the prices.
3．If you import angle iron from China, you may also consider to adding boron into angle iron. By adding boron, China Steel suppliers can get a 9% to 13% tax rebate for a number of products, which makes huge differences on the price . The difference can up to 100 USD/MT. You can save more cost by importing angle iron from private mills instead of State owned mills.
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