Carbon Steel


  • Mild Steel Flat Bar
  • SABS 1431/300WA Flar Bar

Equal/Unequal Angles

  • Mild Steel Angles
  • SABS 1431/300WA Angles


  • Mild Steel Channel
  • SABS 1431/300WA Channel

Parallel Flange Channel Iron

  • SABS 1431/300WA Parallel Flange Channel Iron


  • SABS 1431/300WA/ Joists

IPE & IPE ‘AA’ Sections

  • SABS 1431/300WA

Universal Beams & Columns

  • SABS 1431/300WA Beams and Columns

I Beams

  • SABS 1431/300WA I Beams

Open Sections

  • Cold Formed Lipped Channels
  • Cold Formed Lipped Angle (Purlins)
  • Open Channel
  • Equal Angle
  • Unequal Angle
  • Top Hat
  • Lipped Zeds

To assist in quick assembly on site, lipped channels can be supplied primed and if needed, connection holes can also be factory punched to customer specification.

Rails & Fittings

Abex can offer a wide range of rails of South African origin ex stock and ex production.

We can further offer from our international partners a range of standards including British and Indian.

South African standard steel rails are of optional sizes to meet impact deformation and have a lower sensitivity to concentrations of stress.

  • Material : 700/900A
  • Length : 9-25 Mtr
  • Sizes : 15KG, 22KG, 30KG, 40KG, 48KG and 57KG

Crane rail, guard rails and tee rails are also available.

Round and Square Bar

Rounds & Square Bars – Smooth

  • Sizes Rounds: 8mm to 90mm
  • Sizes Squares: 8×8 to 150×150
  • Qualities: Grade SABS 1431/300WA, 350WA & CQ

Ribbed Rounds – Reinforcing

  • Sizes: 8mm to 40mm
  • Qualities: SANS 920 Grade 250 MPa, BS4449 Grade 250 and 450 MPa

International Standards all available ex import.

  • ASTM A36, ASTM A572, Grade 50, EN10060, S275, S355 and equivalents.
  • Lengths available:  6mtr. / 11mtr. / 12mtr. / 13mtr.
  • Generally sold in +/- 2000 kg. bundles

Sheet and Plate (SADC Material)

  • CQ Hot Rolled Sheets
  • CQ Cold Rolled Sheets
  • Z160/Z250/Z275/Z600 Galvanised Sheets
  • Supraform HR 290 Sheets
  • Mild Steel Plate
  • SABS 1431/300WA/350WA Plates
  • VRN/Hardox Plates
  • BS 1501/151/430A Boiler Plats
  • SS10/200 Hard wearing Bennox Plates
  • Chequer/Vastrap Plates
  • BS 4360/WR50/B1 Corten Plates

Sheet and Plate (Ex Import – Thickness 2-650mm / Width 1200-5000mm / Length 2500-18000mm)

  • ASTM A6 / ASTM A6M Carbon Steel
  • ASTM A36 / A36M Carbon Steel
  • ASTM A283 / A283M – 03(2007) Carbon Steel A283 Grade A, A283 Grade B, A283 Grade C, A283 Grade D
  • ASTM A573 / A573M – 05(2009) Carbon Steel
  • ASTM A710 / A710M – 02(2007) Low carbon nickel-copper-chromium-molybdenum
  • EN10025-2:2004 Hot Rolled products of structural steels part 2
  • ASTM A529 / A529 – 05(2009) Carbon Steel

Special Steels

  • 230 M07
EN1A Bright Drawn Steel (BS970 Pt 1, 1983. Cold Drawn/Bright Free-Cutting Steel, 390-480 Mpa)
12L14 Bright Steel (Lead Bearing/Bright Free-Cutting Steel)
  • 070M20
EN3A/B Bright Steel (BS970 Pt 1, 1983. Drawn and Peeled, 450-560 Mpa)
1018 Bright Mild Steel (Drawn and Peeled, Bright Drawn)
  • 080M40
EN8 Bright Steel (BS970 Pt 1, 1983. Drawn and Peeled, 570-660 Mpa)
  • 080A42
EN8 Bright Steel (BS970 Pt 1, 1983. Drawn and Peeled, 570-660 Mpa)
  • 070M20
EN3A Black Steel (BS970 Pt 1 1983. As Rolled/Forged)
  • 080M40
EN8 Black Steel (BS970 Pt 1. 1983. As Rolled/Forged)
  • 070M55
EN9 Black Steel (BS970 Pt 1. 1983. As Rolled/Forged)
  • 150M19
EN14B Black Bar (For Colliery and Winding Equipment)
  • 709M40
EN19 (BS970 Pt 1. 1983. As Rolled/Forged or Heat Treated, 1% Chrome Moly Steel)
  • 817M40
EN24 (BS970 Pt 1. 1983 As Rolled/Forged or Heat Treated, 1.5% Nickel Chrome Moly Steel)
  • 826M40
EN26 (BS970 Pt 1. 1983 As Rolled/Forged or Heat Treated, 2.5% Nickel Chrome Moly Steel)
  • 835M30
EN30B (BS970 Pt 1. 1983 Black Annealed Bar, 4.5% Nickel Chrome Steel)
  • 655M13
EN36B (BS970 Pt 1. 1983 As Rolled/Forged Case Hardening Steel, 3% Nickel Chrome Steel)

All available in Rounds, Hexagonal, Square, Flat and Octagonal Bar


Nickel Copper Alloys

  • Alloy 400 and K-500

Pure Nickel Alloys

  • Alloy 200 and 201

Copper Nickel

  • 90/10

Admiralty Brass

Aluminium Brass

Quenched and Tempered Materials

  • XAR Wear Resistant Steels

High Strength Steels

  • N-A-XTRA
  • XABO

Nickel Alloys

  • C-22, C276 and B-2
  • DS / 800 / 800HT / 801 / 825
  • 600 / 601 / 625 / 690 / 718

Titanium Plate and Tubing

  • Grades : 2 / 11 / 12

Special Carbon Steels

  • 13CrMo44 (Chrome / Moly)
  • 10CrMo910 (Chrome / Moly)
  • 15Mo3 / 16Mo3 (Carbon/Moly Boiler Plate and Tubes)
  • A516/70 (Pressure Vessel Plate)
  • A387 Grade 11 Class 2 (Chrome / Moly Plate)

Precipitation Hardening Steels

  • 17-4PH and 15-5PH


Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Sections

ASTM A276-82A

This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished bars except for re-forging, including rounds, squares and hexagons, and hot-rolled or extruded shapes, such as angles, tees and channels in the more commonly used types of stainless steel, excluding the free machining types for general corrosion resistance and high temperature service.

ASTM A314-892A

This specification covers stainless and heat-resisting steel billets and bars INTENDED ONLY FOR FORGING

ASTM A585-80

Typical grades are types 303, 303SE, 416, etc

This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished bars, except bars for forging. It includes rounds, squares and hexagons in the more commonly used types of stainless and heat-resisting free-machining steels designed especially for optimum machinability and for general corrosion and high-temperature service.

ASTM A479-82A

This specification covers hot and cold finished wire and bars of stainless and heat-resisting steel, including rounds, squares and hexagons and hot-rolled or extruded shapes such as angles, tees and channels for us in boiler and pressure vessel construction.

It is also related to the ASME boiler and pressure vessel code SA-279 Section II.

ASTM A484-82

This specification covers general requirements which shall apply to stainless and heat-resisting wrought steel bars, shapes, forgings and billets or other semi-finished material (except wire) for forging.

Conditions and surface finished

Hot worked only

  • Scale not removed (excluding spot conditioning)
  • Rough turned (hardened steel such as the 400 series are annealed before rough turning)
  • Pickled or blast cleaned and pickled

Annealed or otherwise heat treated

  • Scale not removed (excluding spot conditioning)
  • Rough turned
  • Pickled or blast cleaned and pickled
  • Cold drawn or cold rolled
  • Centreless ground
  • Polished

Annealed and cold worked to high tensile strength (300 series)

  • Cold drawn or cold rolled
  • Centreless ground
  • Polished


Abex also offer Angles, Channels, flats and other sections cut and bent from plate.

Stainless Steel Pipe & Fittings (Welded and Seamless)

Seamless and Welded Stainless Steel Pipe applicable technical standards:

  • ASTM A312-82 (Seamless & Welded, Austenitic)
  • ASTM A358-81 (Electric-Fusion-Welded Austenitic Chromium-Nickel Alloy Steel)
  • ASTM A409-81a (Welded Large Diameter Austenitic)
  • ASTM A731-82 (Seamless & Welded Ferritic)
  • ASTM A790-82 (Seamless & Welded Austenitic/Ferritic)
  • ASTM A530-82 (Std Requirement Specialized Carbon & Alloy Steel)

Stainless Steel Piping and Tubing (Rounds/Squares/Rectangles) including heat exchanger tube

  • ASTM A213-82 (Seamless Ferritic /Austenitic Alloy-Steel)
  • ASTM A249-82a (Welded Austenitic)
  • ASTM A268-82a (Seamless & Welded Ferritic)
  • ASTM A269-82 (Seamless & Welded Austenitic)
  • ASTM A270-82 (Seamless & Welded Austenitic)
  • ASTM A271-80 (Seamless Austenitic Chromium-Nickel)
  • ASTM A669-79a (Seamless Ferritic /Austenitic Alloy)
  • ASTM A688-81 (Welded Austenitic)
  • ASTM A789-82 (Seamless & Welded Ferritic/Austenitic)
  • ASTM A450-82 (Carbon, Ferritic/Austenitic Alloy)


Welded Tubes & Pipes

  • Longitudinally Welded Tubes available Round, Square and Rectangular
  • DOM, Plain, Pickled or Polished standard brush finish 180 grit
  • Dairy and Beverage Tube weld bead rolled and 320 grit OD polish

Stainless Steel Fittings and Flanges


Manufactured in accordance with ANSI B16.9 although other standard available upon request.

Butt Weld Fittings

  • 90 and 45 degree long and short radius
  • 180 degree returns long and short radius
  • Equal Tees
  • Straight Crosses
  • Reducing Outlet Tees and Crosses
  • Reducers, Concentric and Eccentric
  • End Caps
  • Stud Ends – long and short length

BSP Fittings

  • Barrel Nipples
  • Sockets
  • 90 degree Elbows
  • Equal Tees
  • Unions

NPT Fittings

  • Threaded fittings (forged and machined)
  • American standard made in accordance with ANSI B16.3 and B16.11

Flanges  – BS4504

  • Table 10/2 Weld Neck Flange
  • Table 10/3 Plate Flanges for Welding
  • Table 10/5 Slip-on Boss Flanges for Welding
  • Table 10/6 Loose Flanges for Welded or Lapped Pipe Ends
  • Table 10/8 Plate Blank Flanges
  • Table 16/2 Weld Neck Flanges
  • Table 16/3 Plate Flanges for Welding
  • Table 16/5 Slip-on Boss Flanges for Welding
  • Table 16/8 Plate Blank Flanges


304, 304L, 310, 310S, 316, 316L, 321, 410, 420, 430, 431, 904L

We can also offer various special alloys such as Hastelloy, Nicrofer & Monel.

2000mm width sheet & plate available

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