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The open consultation for this PCR (version 2.0) ended 2019-12-03. The PCR Moderator and PCR Committee will now update the draft based on comments received and respond to comments. The updated draft, and the way the PCR Moderator has handled the comments will be reviewed before publication.

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This document (version 1.01) 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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Expired This PCR has expired. Read more
Replacing : PCR 2011:02 Steel for reinforcement of concrete (replaced; de-registered)
PCR 2002:01 Steel products (de-registered)
Name: Being updated - Basic iron or steel products & special steels, except construction products (expired 2019-07-01)
CPC Codes:4112 Crude steel
412 Products of iron or steel
Date of publication: 2015-07-01
Registration number: 2015:03
Date of expiration: 2019-07-01
Version: 1.01
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 2 (2014-2016)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Basic metals
Related PCR: Fabricated steel products, except construction products, machinery and equipment
Geographical scope: Global
Appointed PCR moderator: Gorka Benito Alonso  IK Ingeniería

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