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Stockholding & New Production

Reactive Metals provides a specialised steel service for high grade materials. Through our vast steel network a broad range of material is available for immediate despatch from stock which includes several thousand tonnes of plate and long products in Carbon, Stainless, Duplex, Super Duplex and Nickel Alloys.


Plates are available in a wide range of sizes up to 14 meters long by 4 meters wide up to 200mm thick. Long products and profiles are available up to 12 meters long in various product forms. Our full scope of supply also covers forgings, fittings and flanges and a comprehensive range of processing and value added services.    


We try to exceed our customers needs by ensuring material is always of the highest quality and not just  supplied according to the material specification and international standard, but with enhanced chemical and mechanical properties to ensure as many technical requirements as possible are automatically met. 


Vacuum degassed and desulphurised material with extremely tight chemistry supplied in the normalised, annealed, quenched or quenched and tempered condition with excellent mechanical 

characteristics is all part of our normal scope of supply.  


Special grades and custom made sizes can also be obtained through direct production links with our trusted steel partners. We are in daily contact with most West European mills and can often accomodate fast track deliveries by filling mill production gaps with your project requirements.


Whatever your needs, Reactive Metals Limited has the supply network and resources in place to be able to provide you with the right solution.




Steel Processing

Reactive metals offers a comprehensive range of value added services across the entire product range including cutting, rolling, bending, drilling, machining, shot blasting, painting  and material testing. Our services are designed to reduce costs and help to improve your manufacturing lead times. 



We offer a cut to size service utilising the latest technology which includes oxygas, hi definition plasma, laser and water jet cutting up to 12000 Long  x 4000 wide  x 200mm THK. 



up to 4 MTR DIA x 3 MTR 100mm. 



Carbon & stainless dished ends.  



Angles and sections pressed from plate, all dimensions. 



To SA 2.5 and primer coated one or both sides.  



Drilled parts to drawing.  



Machined, milled and turned including forgings, flanges, tubesheets. 



Material Testing 

We can perform a range of additional destructive and non destructive metalurgical tests on all of the material we supply.Tests are performed by certified operators and NAMAS  / UKAS approved laboratories. Tests can also be witnessed by third party inspectorates such as Lloyds, TUV, Bureau Veritas, Det Norske Veritas.






  • Ultrasonic test according to ASTM & EN standards

  • Tensile, Yield, Elongation 

  • Charpy V Notch Impact

  • Simulated Post Weld Heat Treatment (SPWHT)

  • Elevated Temperature  

  • Bend Test 

  • Through Thickness Reduction in Area (TTT)

  • Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

  • Sulphide Stress Corrosion Cracking (SSC)

  • Crack Tip Opening Displacement (CTOD) 

  • Intergranular Corrosion 

  • PREN Pitting Resistance 

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)  

  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)





Export Packing & Shipping

Strategically located in the heart of the UK Reactive Metals has easy access to all major transportation networks allowing us to expedite and despatch your orders quickly and efficiently.


Whether you require shipment  by air, land or sea, our export packing and intermational freight forwarding team will expertly handle all aspects of your delivery. All types of shipments can be accomodated from FAS, FOB, CFR, CIF to DDU, DAP and DDP.  


We are very experienced in shipping oversize and out of gauge cargo and regularly ship items that would create handling and packing problems for other suppliers.


Most of our shipments include packing for protection during transit to internationally recognised standards and we only use ISPM15 heat treated timber from sustainable sources. Individual packs are permanently marked with customer name, project reference, material grade, size weight and final destination as a minimum. 


Shipments are supported with all necessary export documentation and where applicable include letters of credit,  legalised certificate of origin, legalised invoice, bill of lading, packing lists, material test certificates, fumigation and heat treatment certificates.



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