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The February 2020 issue of Stainless Steel World magazine included, in addition to regular features;

COVER STORY
Chromeni Steels facility roars into life
Mr. Pratik Shah, director of Chromeni Steels, has a prediction for 2020: “it’s going to be a good year for the company, for India, and for the global stainless steel trade.”


NEW MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTS
Spiders and ants inspire unsinkable metal
University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it’s forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured.

MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
How is stainless steel faring in an uncertain world?
At the recent Stainless Steel World conference, your intrepid reporter entered the bar and, concealed in shadow, overheard the following conversation regarding developments in 2019, between a supplier, a fabricator and an end user.

RESEARCH AWARD
Highest German research award goes to Max Planck material scientist
The German Research Foundation has honoured Dr. Baptiste Gault with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award.

NEW ALLOYS
Consensus at the New Alloys Development workshop
During the New Alloys Development workshop at Stainless Steel World 2019, a panel of experts engaged with manufacturers and end users to outline the current challenges and opportunities in new alloy development. 

MARKET TRENDS
Stainless steel in 2020 – stabilization on a subdued level
Global stainless steel crude output has grown again (as usual) and reached a new record level in 2019 (almost 55 million t and growth of 4% compared to 2018). 

DUPLEX
ISSF: New brochure on Duplex Stainless Steels
The International Stainless Steel Forum has released a reference document that will inform and guide readers in how to appropriately select the correct duplex stainless steel for specific projects.

INNOVATION
Black marking: a laser method for stainless
Picosecond laser-based systems provide a turnkey solution for permanent, high-contrast marking of stainless. 

INNOVATION
Framatome innovates underwater maintenance technique
Designed to prevent primary water stress corrosion cracking, ultrahigh pressure cavitation peening can extend the life of nuclear reactor primary components, including the hot leg primary nozzles, for up to 40 additional years.

RECRUITMENT
The challenge of recruiting and retaining young engineers
Stainless Steel World spoke to Alessandra Spaghetti, a chemical engineer from Sandvik, about how the industry can attract – and retain – the young visionary talent required to keep their businesses flourishing in the future.

HEAT EXCHANGERS
Heat exchangers connecting industry
During the Stainless Steel World 2019 Conference, a special workshop was dedicated to the huge variety of heat exchangers that perform critical duties in fundamental industries.

MIDDLE EAST
Join SSW Middle East Exhibition 2020 and plan for growth in Oman
A brand-new event being organized by Stainless Steel World is the perfect platform to establish or expand your business in the region and benefit from the huge demand for stainless materials in the years ahead.

ENGINEERING
Economical solution to producing prismatic & rotational components
A medical spin-off from the University of Limerick uses a 5-axis Hermle VMC for all its machining requirements.

INNOVATION
“The metal industry is about to undergo one of the greatest upheavals in history”
Metallic materials are the backbone of modern economies. However, large quantities of CO2 are produced during their production and processing. The metal industry must therefore use more climate-friendly processes in the future.