Winner of the Excellence in LCA Steelie Award 2021

Thermo-mechanically treated (TMT) rebars form the backbone of any reinforced cement concrete (RCC) structure, and so their quality is critical in defining the overall quality of the structure.

In 2021, JSW Steel developed Fe 550D grade of thermo-mechanically treated rebars, a higher performance product with higher yield strength. This grade of TMT rebar was launched in the Indian retail market under the brand ‘JSW Neosteel Fe550D’.

This new product has successfully been certified with the Confederation of Indian Industries GreenPro Ecolabel, with LCA being an important criterion. It demonstrates the significant contribution that can be made towards the green building movement in India, not only in terms of enabling consumption of less steel but also enabling the use of a greener product in the construction sector.

Compared with the baseline product Fe500D grade, ‘JSW Neosteel Fe550D’ decreased global warming potential and blue water consumption from a life cycle perspective.