Stainless Steel World Japan 2021

Stainless Steel World Japan Conference & Exhibition 2021
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Stainless Steel World Japan 2021 

 
On February 16th and 17th 2021, Stainless Steel World held its first event in Tokyo, Japan, aimed to unite the corrosion resistant alloy community there, but also to welcome participation from overseas.  
 
The event was sponsored by Maruichi Stainless Tube Co. Ltd, NIPPON STEEL, NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation, and the Schmidt+Clemens Group. It was also supported by the ISSF, the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance, the Japan Stainless Steel Association, the Japan Petroleum Institute, the Japan Welding Society, and the Nickel Institute. 
 
Because of the impact of the pandemic, Covid-19, the international conference and exhibition were held online. Certainly, the live stream attracted participants from around the world who were able to enjoy the presentations in real-time. All sessions and discussions were held simultaneously in both Japanese and English and these went very smoothly so that participants were able to benefit from knowledge and experience across what would normally have been language barriers.  
 
Although being smaller scale than its sister event – the Stainless Steel World Conference & Expo held every two years in Maastricht, The Netherlands – it achieved its considerable goal of helping to contribute to the development and expansion in the use of corrosion-resistant alloys in Japan. There were a number of topics covered including those on Welding, Duplex, High-Resistant Alloys/High-Temperature Applications, as well as workshops in the Process Improvement of New Materials, and Asking questions of Experts on Stainless Steels. There were also four overview topics taking place over the two days: The development of Stainless Steels – Past, Present, and Future by Gary Coates of the Nickel Institute Canada; The Stainless Steel Market in Japan and the Market Development Activities of the Japan Stainless Steel Association by Masaharu Uzawa of the Japan Stainless Steel Association;  Application Limits of Stainless Steels – Localized Corrosion versus Stress Corrosion Cracking by Dirk Engelberg of the University of Manchester, UK; and Material Section for Chemical Plants focusing on Stainless Steels by Masao Nakahara of the Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan. 
All in all, a successful event with participants and visitors being able to access the films of the sessions up to a week after the event took place, so enabling them to review again what they had just learned. 
 
For information about Stainless steel World Japan 2021, please contact Ms Kiyo Ichikawa (Conference Organizer) at email k.ichikawa@kci-world.com, or tel. +31-575-789-260

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