C-Channel (Lip channels) are predominantly used as a structural component when erecting or constructing buildings and structures. This has also lead to lip channels quite often being referred to as purlins. Though this may be the main use, cold formed steel lip channels are used for other industries such as racking and shelving, trailer manufacturing and many more make use of lipped channels.
Cold formed lip channels holds a number of potential advantages for the constructor or manufacturer. These advantages include the following:
Corrosion Resistant: Lip channels are cold formed from various steel types. Corrosion resistant 3CR12 Stainless Steel and Z275 Pre-Galvanized Material are popular steel types used in the forming of lipped channels.
Variety: A large variety of cold formed lipped channels are seen as standard in the market. The popular sizes and their attributes are indicated in the table below