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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...

The future of the Earth Moving Equipment market

A recent market study underlines how the future of the Earth Moving Equipment market will have a significant increase during 2017-2025. The earthmoving machinery market is estimated to gain 90 basis points between 2017 and 2025.  In this period, it is expected that the earthmoving machinery market will be dominated by the Chinese...

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...

New gas pipeline project that will cross Australia

Former premier Colin Barnett encourages the construction of a new transcontinental gas pipeline in Australia. It will connect  WA (Western Australia) with the east coast and its industries in New South Wales and Victoria, allowing a new boom in resources and improving the distribution of gas throughout the country. According to Barnett’s plans, the...

A giant bean….made entirely of stainless steel

A sculpture of a giant bean by Anish Kapoor, now stands within the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The beautiful sculpture called “Cloud Column”, was conceived by Kapoor in the late 1990s and realized in 2006. It’s made entirely of hand-worked stainless steel and has been installed in the middle of the square...