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Supplement beams or complete constructions with the steel channels available from Channels are steel girders which come in a variety of profiles. They are basically a slightly simplified alternative to H or I-beams, and tend to offer slightly less strength than those beams. However, because of their lighter weight, channels can be preferable for smaller constructions and they fill in the gaps well between sturdier beams. So a cold channel order could be just what your next construction project needs.

When you search for cold channel you'll find two major types of steel channels. Both can be found at's wholesale store. Firstly, there are C channels. Also known as UPE channels, this variety is marked by parallel flanges and has a slightly cleaner profile with more space inside the C-section. The other type is U channels, which are also known as UPN channels. In this case, the flanges are slightly tapered, potentially adding extra strength while making these channels noticeably bulkier. Aside from those differences, channels will vary by weight and size as well as steel type. For instance, some are labeled as 304 steel, meaning that is contains small amounts of chromium and nickel. These channels will be extra tough, while 316 steel will be corrosion resistance thanks to the addition of molybdenum.

Find the perfect type of cold channel by using our steel channels search engine. At you can type in the shape and steel type required and you'll receive a huge list of potential suppliers. Our dependable Chinese wholesale suppliers can provide bulk orders for any scale of construction project. So decide on the optimal mix of C or U sections and settle on a steel specification. With a few clicks you'll be able to order exactly what's required. Sourcing steel for building and industry has never been easier.