Steel

Latin America steel market

The Latin American Steel Association says that for the first six months of 2018, steel consumption remained roughly the same as it was during the same period in 2017. However, crude steel and finished production grew 3% and 5% respectively while imports were down 10%. Steel consumption consisted of 35%...

Steel and architecture… the perfect match!

Stainless steel is indeed the most suitable as a building material in architecture, thanks to its peculiar properties. The stainless steel material has particular strenght, but at the same time has high ductility and is able to withstand tensile stresses. Stainless steel is very resistant to corrosion because the alloy contains...

The use of stainless steel in the drinking water cycle

Stainless steel finds a diffuse application for components used in fixed systems for collection, treatment, adduction and distribution of water intended for consumption human. The types of stainless steel used in the water cycle are different, there are  those of the austenitic series with chromium-nickel or chromium-nickel-molybdenum, in particular the AISI types 304 / 304L and...

East Asia: stainless steel market is growing

The Asian economy has a great potential for growth, and in particular the stainless steel market is developing rapidly. According to the latest analysis, prices for benchmark 304 stainless steel, 2mm trimmed cold-rolled coil, was $2,230-2,310 per tonne. The Asian countries most affected by this growth are Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines....

Stainless steel in great artistic installations

The use of stainless steel has a great demand in the manufacture of large sculptures, great artistic installations and city monuments. Let’s look at some examples of the use of stainless steel in the largest artistic installations in Beijing. Water fountain wall: it’s a great stainless steel wall fountain of...

The use of stainless steel in purification plants

In many parts of the world, the tendency to use stainless steel in waste water treatment plants increases. The same characteristics of stainless steel make it a suitable material in the field of water purification. In fact, it is very resistant to corrosion, easy to clean, resistant and long lasting. For the...

Stainless steel and corrosion

Corrosion can be defined as the deterioration of material, usually a metal, that results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment. The majority of material should be expected to deteriorate, to some extent, with time when exposed to the elements corrosion is a natural process. The corrosion resistance...