Steel

New Welsh steel industry investments

Welsh Government wants to improve investments in steel industry Almost £3 million will be invested by the Welsh Government in order to help secure hundreds of jobs in the steel industry. Nowadays, the sector is in extremely difficult trading conditions with strong global competitors, so it is very important the...

Stainless steel in agriculture

Stainless steel is found on farm in many applications Stainless steel is found on farm in many applications, in fact it is a excellent alternative to plastics, light metal and above all galvanized steel. Standard galvanized parts have a limited useful life, their corrosion protection depends on an applied zinc...

Stainless steel market back to life

Stainless steel’s price is growing up, after the slump period The price of stainless steel are growing up, after the slump period, benchmark 304 stainless steel currently trades at around $2,800 per ton in Tokyo, roughly 6% higher than the most recent low in September 2016. The higher prices result from...

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...