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Basic iron or steel products & special steels, except construction products

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This document (version 2.0) provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of crude steel and/or basic iron steel products including special steels (except those destined to become construction products) and the declaration of this performance by an EPD.

Basic iron steel products must be considered those semi-finished steels or intermediate special steels that will be further processed to become a finished consumer product. Ingots, blooms, slabs, plates, rolled products (wire rods, bars, flats, billets), cold finished (cold-drawn, peeling/turning and straightening) and basic forged products (bars and flats) in carbon steels, free cutting steels, alloyed steels, spring steels, microalloyed steels, cold forming steels, bearing steels… fall under the scope of this PCR, when they are manufactured with the goal to be supplied to further manufacturers and then transformed in final products like naval chains, bearing steels, tool steels, shafts for automotive industry…etc.

The corresponding UN CPC codes are 4112 & 412.

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PCR updated 2020-03-27

Version 2.0 this PCR was published, with prolonged validity period and complying with the General Programme Instructions version 3.01.

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Replacing : PCR 2011:02 Steel for reinforcement of concrete (replaced; de-registered)
PCR 2002:01 Steel products (de-registered)
Name: Basic iron or steel products & special steels, except construction products
CPC Codes:4112 Crude steel
412 Products of iron or steel
Date of publication: 2016-07-01
Registration number: 2015:03
Date of expiration: 2024-03-27
Version: 2.0
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 3 (2017-)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Basic metals
Related PCR: Fabricated steel products, except construction products, machinery and equipment
Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: SIDENOR ACEROS ESPECIALES EUROPA S.L., IK INGENIERIA (version 2.0)
Appointed PCR moderator: Gorka Benito Alonso  IK Ingeniería

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