Steel

Stainless steel and its performance

The formability of a metallic material is indicated by elongation at fracture, in the case of stainless steel, this value can be in excees of 50%, depending on the grade. For comparison: usual carbon steel alloys mostly have values around 25% or less and aluminium alloys usually below 10%. The...

Stainless steel in coal-fired power plant

The most abundant fossil energy resource is coal. However, its sulphur conte used to be a cause for concern, since it was know to be the major cause of acid rain. Modern flue-gas scrubbers have solved the problem. The sulphuric acid is extracted and neutralized before the flue gas leaves...

The duplex stainless steel market latest news

Factor such as cost efficiency, higher corrosion resistance properties, and growing demand from the oil&gas industry are driving the duplex stainless steel market, that is valued at USD 2.70 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 3,40 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 4,7% between 2016 and...

Supersteel like bones

Bridges much stronger thank to laminated structures The most of the bridges’ cracks are dued to the weakness of metal structural parts because of several stress: for example, heating or cooling cycles. These stresses don’t cause immediate damages but they generate microfractures which, if continuously strained, can expand themselves, weakening...

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...