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The August 2016 issue of Stainless Steel World contains among other articles:
COVER STORY: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corporation: Contributing to society with high-value-added stainless steel
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corporation (NSSC), the largest stainless steel producer in Japan, has a clear mission: to contribute to society through high-value-added, high-quality and environmentally friendly stainless steel products for customers.
“As a manufacturer with comprehensive capabilities for producing  sheets  and strips, plates, bars  and wire  rods, we do not aim to produce and sell large quantities of generic products at a low price; we aim to provide high- value-added and high-quality products produced in an environment friendly manner as innovative solutions to our customers through close and mutual relationships  with them.We believe those products allow our customers to reduce the cost as well as to improve their company image,” explained Mr. Hitoshi Ito, Representative Director and President of NSSC, when Stainless Steel World visited the  company’s  headquarters  in Tokyo recently.

The role of nitrogen in Duplex Stainless Steels
Some nitrogen has unintentionally been present in steel as long as steel-making has taken place. Not until the advent of modern process techniques has this been controllable.
By independent consultant duplex specialist, Jan-Olof Nilsson.

Projects galore: the Middle East is an attractive market for stainless steel
There is good news and bad news emanating from the Middle East.
On the one hand, failed states, war and a slump in oil prices; on the other, Iraq and Iran have returned to the global market place and the number of projects in the oil and gas, refining, chemical and petrochemical industries has soared. Other booming industries include solar energy, desalination and construction.

Open day for cost-efficient machining
On June 1, Outokumpu hosted a Machining Day in   its plate service center in Aalten, the Netherlands   to showcase Prodec materials. The event was organised in conjuction with Dutch machining association Verspanerforum. Around 40 machine shop owners, technical directors and machine users attended the presentations and live machining demonstrations.

Piping and valve materials for offshore use – Part 2
Part 1 of this article outlined the reasons why CRAs are widely used in the corrosive, offshore environment for topside facilities. Part 2 of the article serves as an introduction to other CRA materials such as super duplex, 6Mo, nickel alloys, titanium, etc. for offshore piping and valves.

Urbanisation key theme at BSSA conference
By 2050 it is predicted by the UN that 66% of the world population will be urban. The demographic changes likely to unfold over the coming decades will present challenges for achieving sustainable development and stainless steel, as a highly durable and versatile material, is poised to play a major role in meeting them. The BSSA recently organised a conference titled ‘Stainless Steel in Architecture, Building and Infrastructure.’

Microstructures and mechanical properties: Forged vs rolled bar in Sanmac 2205
To study the influence of the rolling and forging process on microstructures, the tensile, impact toughness and hardness of three different diameter, Sandvik Materials Technology’s Sanmac 2205 were investigated. This article looks at the results.

The world of duplex is coming to Düsseldorf
An update on the upcoming Duplex World Seminar & Summit event which takes place in October 2016.

Mont-St-Michel to float freely again
A recently completed project has saved UNESCO World Heritage site Mont-Saint-Michel – one of France’s best- loved tourist sites – from becoming land-locked. Spanning 20 years, an important part of the project was made possible due to the application of duplex stainless steels. Today the Mount is well on its way to becoming an island once more.

Infrastructure & power drive Indian market
This month we focus on India, a force to be reckoned with on the global market. Local consumption is rising as infrastructure and power projects drive demand. Mr Dilip Podar of D.K. Corp, Mumbai, talks about how the Indian market is evolving. 
Followed by news highlights from India.

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