Steel

2017 prevision of European steel industry

Most of the major European steel companies are back in profit after a revival in steel prices in 2016 Most of the major European steel companies are back in profit after a revival in steel prices in 2016, in fact the annual contracts of the major steel company for 2017...

Stainless steel for coastal living

Corrosion is a real problem impacting buildings located along the seashore, especially unprotected metal structures such as balustrades and pool fences. In marine environments, stainless steel pool fences and balustrades can suffer tea staining, which shows up as a discolouration and does not affect the longevity or integrity: it is...

Russia: grow 4% stainless steel import-exports

The latest trade statistics suggests marginal increase in exports of stainless products by Russia during the last months of 2016: Russia exported 482,000 tons of stainless steel products, marginally higher over 4% when matched with the previous month, the key importer of stainless steel products from Russia was Ukraine, that...

Stainless steel and its anti-corrosion properties

  The main benefit to using stainless steel is its exceptional resistance to corrosion, what makes steel “stainless” is an additional quantity of chromium, an alloy. Most stainless steel contain a minimum of 10,5 percent chromium in their mixture, the additional alloy increases corrosion resistance, especially in high-saline environment for...

Alloys and super alloys

Normal alloy steels have various elements added in small quantities to improve some of their features, as for example strength, hardenability, temperature and corrosion resistance. Some extreme application call for very special alloys, derived from the most advanced aerospace and military development programs, for such application there are special super...

The EU steel industry: an overview

The steel industry is an important and strong sector for Europe’s industrial base and has long held its strategic place in the EU economy. It has a significant cross-border dimension: 500 production sites are split between 23 Member States, making it a truly European industry. The main challenges for the...

Global stainless steel market 2016/2019

The stainless steel growth for 2016-19 is likely to be driven mainly by increased consumption of around 3%/year in APAC region (Asia-Pacific region), while demand in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and the Americas is estimated to increase by around 1%/year in both regions. Growth is expected to be...

Stainless steel in pharmaceutical and medical field

The most used material for the automated conveyor systems in pharmaceutical and medical applications is austenic stainless steel 304L or 316L for its availability, relative low cost, cleanliness, and high corrosion resistance, they are also similar to the belts used in the food processing industry. Studies have shown that bacteria...