BlueScope's commitment to complying with all applicable Australian Standards & Codes for steel products sold on the domestic market, gives businesses and their projects confidence in performance, warranty and service. For this reason, BlueScope products are recognised and specified as the industry benchmark.
BlueScope products give builders and certifiers a number of assurances:
- Fully traceable to the point of production.
- Conform to all relevant standards - including AS 1397:2021, which relates to the metallic coating and substrate, and AS/NZS 2728:2013, covering the performance requirements for pre-painted sheet metal.
- Clearly branded and can be easily identified.
- Full documentation - including test certificates, data sheets and project warranty - are available.
In addition BlueScope is at the forefront of steel coating innovation:
Thermatech® Solar Reflectance Technology
21 out of the 22 standard colours (except Night Sky®) in the COLORBOND® steel roofing and walling range feature Thermatech® solar reflectance technology1. Thermatech® technology is designed to reflect more of the sun's heat on hot, sunny days, which can help reduce dependence on air-conditioning2.
COLORBOND® Coolmax® steel
COLORBOND® Coolmax® steel is a roofing product specifically designed to provide and maintain high solar reflectance.
With a nominal solar reflectance of 0.77, it may help to reduce roofing temperatures and keep buildings cooler3.
Activate® Metallic Coating Technology
Activate® technology is BlueScope's industry leading, patented, metallic coating for enhanced corrosion resistance. ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel feature Activate® technology, as does COLORBOND® steel (except for COLORBOND® steel products on a galvanised steel substrate).
Not all steel products are created equal, and the BlueScope brand is a proven way to ensure high quality and industry-compliant products.
Risks of non-compliance & how to specify for:
- Roofing & Walling
- Cold Formed
- Welded Beams
How to ensure compliance:
- Identifying Markings