Because bimetals are often used to achieve performance advantages in safety-critical applications over single-metal alternatives, and they often look to the naked eye to be true bimetals, fraud leads to safety hazards and economic losses if not controlled. Bimetals fraud falls into three categories:
Where the brand names of reputable manufacturers of bimetals are printed on knock-off products claiming to be standard-compliant bimetals.
Materials claiming to be bimetals manufactured by processes that cannot consistently meet industry industands
Bimetals (substandard or not) used in applications where they are not recognized by the standard as being permitted
Think you've seen examples of any of the above? Report fraud to help the ABA protect the future of bimetals.