Sources: Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas; CP staff
Through its wholly owned subsidiary CMC Steel Fabricators Inc., Commercial Metals has acquired substantially all of the assets of Irvine, Calif.-based MMFX Technologies Corp., which markets and licenses production of proprietary steel products, including the ChrōmX line of high strength, corrosion-resistant rebar.
To fit within its expanding high-strength steel product line, the company has changed the branding of its namesake product to ChrōmX 9100 (Grade 100) and 9120 (Grade 120) rebar, both sold under the ASTM A1035 specification. ChrōmX 9000 bar provides high strength with ductility, as well as high corrosion resistance—five times more than standard carbon steel—outperforming epoxy-coated and galvanized rebar for corrosion protection, product engineers contend. They attribute the high performance features to the steel’s chemistry and unique microstructure; absent damage-prone coatings, ChrōmX 9100 and 9120 can be handled and fabricated just like conventional rebar.