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%...

A new method to repair the stainless steel

The University of Toronto have discovered a method to turn steel antibacterial. In all the stainless steel surfaces there are some scratches in which the microscopic bacteria stay in. Using a surprisingly simple substance -oil cooking-, the reaserchers discover that they are able to keep disease-causing bacteria from settling on...

China and the anti-dumping investigation into stainless steel imports

China makes and consumes around half the world’s stainless steel, which is used to protect against corrosion in buildings, transportation and packaging. China began an anti-dumping investigation into stainless steel imports worth $1,3 billion. The Commerce Ministry said the investigation will target imports of stainless steel billet and hot-rolled stainless steel...

The stainless steel benefits for food processing

Almost all food production industries by now, and even those involved in food processing, food packaging and the beverage manufacturing companies have decided to adopt the stainless steel material in their production methods. The benefits that this material offers in food production processes are many: stainless steel is the only material that will not rust and...

Earthmoving Equipment: the global market continues to grow

According to a recent report from ResearchAndMarkets the global Earthmoving Equipment market will grow 7% by 2026. The current situation records a global market for earthmoving equipment valued at $81.5 billion in 2017. And must of all, it is expected to cross $145 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of...

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 new gas pipeline project in Virginia

A new gas pipeline will soon cross Virginia, from Marshall County in the north of West Virginia to Cabell County in the southwest of the state. The pipeline will be 171 mile (275 km) long and it will supply clean, economical and national production of natural gas. The construction of the...