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The May 2018 issue of Stainless Steel World contains among other articles:


Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. - Innovative 
materials for a changing world

In the three years since Stainless Steel World last featured Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp., the market has changed dramatically. The company continues to adapt and innovate and for the years ahead, continuing to strengthen its manufacturing capabilities, as well as the development of products to address the evolving customer’s needs. Stainless Steel World met with Mr Akira Shirakawa, Senior Manager of Marketing & Customer Service at the company’s office in Düsseldorf, Germany, to learn more about the company’s plans and how it continues to succeed in an increasingly demanding marketplace.


China embraces urea technology

Stamicarbon and Hubei Sanning Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd have signed contracts for the technology and delivery of equipment for a grass root urea plant to be built in Zhijiang, Hubei, China.

- Four trends to watch in chemicals: South-East Asia, the Middle East, bio-based chemicals and catalysis innovation

Growth in the chemicals and biochemical industry is being led by China, with the rest of Asia, the Middle East and the United States not far behind. Bio-based technology and innovations in catalysis production are two promising trends to make the chemical industry more sustainable.

- A walk to remember

The spirit of the ANZACs is evoked in an architecturally stunning, stainless steel walkway that unfolds around the cliffs of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia.

- NACE European Conference & Expo 2018

Under the banner of ‘A European event for corrosion prevention’, NACE Milano Italia Section and NACE European area will host their conference & expo in the ancient city of Genoa, Italy.

- Where beauty meets function

New infrastructure in the heart of Sydney, Australia, is set to transform the busy transport hub and provide a stylish new gateway to the Barangaroo development.

- 3D-printed stainless bridge a success

In April a groundbreaking stainless steel 3D printing project reached a major milestone with the successful completion of the bridge span section of a fully functional 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam.

- Stainless rebar for bridge renovation

Outokumpu Long Products has won a contract to supply more than 2,500 metric tons of stainless steel rebar to the Rodanthe Bridge project in North Carolina, USA. Deliveries will be started in Q2 2018 and continue through 2020.

- “Knowledge sharing is key”

Dow’s David Barber has taken on the challenge of Chairing Duplex World 2018. With 30 years of hands-on metallurgical experience, David is as at ease solving corrosion issues on-site as he is fielding questions on specifications and lifecycle costs.

- Biobased: between drop-in and value-added chemicals

Major companies are focusing on their use of (scarce) resources, by recycling or by using chemicals and/or materials based upon renewable feedstock, such as biomass. Manufacturers of these biobased chemicals/polymers have two options: go for drop-ins or develop new chemicals which would bring new functionalities to the table.

- Titanium Europe

Providing global insights on business trends and technology.

- Tank containers shrink the world

Tank containers have revolutionized freight transport. The ISO tank container industry numbers more than half a million units across the globe and production is growing at nearly twice the rate of world economy. They now represent a significant end use application for molybdenum.

- Nanostructured alloying with oxygen

Scientists from the Max-Planck- Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), the Austrian Erich Schmid Institute of Material Science, the Universities Leoben and Graz (Austria) and the Chinese Hubei University analysed in-situ copper-iron alloys during annealing to find out when and how oxide is formed and how it can be used to strengthen nanocrystalline materials.

- Duplex World program out soon!

Following a second meeting of the Steering Committee, the advance program for Duplex World is about to be released. The event takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany on 9th and 10th October 2018.

- Get ready for SSW 2019!

We are pleased to announce that the Stainless Steel World 2019 Exhibition Floorplan is now open!