What is Happening in the World of Stainless Steel

28 January 2020


What is happening in the world of stainless steel


Global Stainless Steel Plate Market Expected to Witness a Sustainable Growth over 2025

Global Stainless Steel Plate Market

LP INFORMATION recently released a research report on the Stainless Steel Plate market analysis and elaborate the industry coverage, current market competitive status, and market outlook and forecast by 2025. Moreover, it categorizes the global Stainless Steel Plate market by key players, product type, applications and regions,etc.

The main objective of this market research is to help the readers understand the structure of Stainless Steel Plate market, market definition, overview, industry opportunities and trends, investment strategy with forceful and reliable data.

(OpenPR, 14 January 2020)

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Stainless steel – popular grades for corrosion resistance and hygiene

Stainless Steel Popular grades for corrosion resistance and hygiene

STAINLESS steel is used widely for hygiene in the Cape’s many food and beverage processing industries.

The two most popular hygienic grades are 304/304L and 316/316L because they have:

  • Good corrosion resistance 
  • Good weldability
  • Good availability
  • Good hygienic properties

The main application for 304/304L and 316/316L stainless steel is tanks – process and storage tanks and silos where 304/304L is mainly used.  316/316L is used in more corrosive environments such as those containing salt, as in the fishing industry.
The Cape wine industry uses both grades in their white wine tanks – 304/304L for the tank body and 316/316L for the roof where white wine fumes form on the surface.The higher corrosion resistance of 316/316L is used in the meat industry where salt is added.

Sometimes even greater corrosion resistance is needed, when Duplex 2205 stainless steel is used for higher salt content such as boerewors and sausage.

(Cape  Business News, 15 January 2020)

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World’s Biggest Dump Truck BelAZ 75710 Made from Advanced High-Strength Steel

World biggest Dump Truck
Worldsteel wrote that the BelAZ 75710, Able to carry loads of 450 tonnes, is the biggest dump truck on the planet and is built on advanced high-strength steel. Running at USD 6 million a piece, these massive 360-tonne haulage vehicles are six times as powerful as an F1 racing car and are more than 20 metres in length. The BelAZ 75710 is 20.6m long, 8.16m-high and 9.87m-wide. Run by two 16 cylinder, four stroke diesel engines that each have 2,300 horsepower and produce electricity to power four electric motors, they can reach maximum speeds of 64kph. Moving massive payloads is a fuel intensive process, and diesel consumption for the 75710 is estimated at 1,300 litres per 100km but can be run on a single engine when not loaded to save on fuel.

The manufacturer BelAZ created this gigantic vehicle with the aim of increasing the efficiency of quarry and mine production. By designing a truck with a payload capacity that is 25% larger than conventional dump trucks, they were able to keep fuel consumption to a minimum, resulting in lower costs per load.

Around 70 per cent of a conventional dump truck’s payload sits on the rear axle, so to increase the carrying capacity this weight would have to be evenly distributed across the truck’s frame. To achieve this the 75710 has four tires at the front and at the rear, with a moveable axle system that allows for adjustments based on payload characteristics.

(Steelguru, 21 January 2020)

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Stainless Steel 3D Printing Market Dynamics Analysis 2019 – 2027

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Detailed Study on the Stainless Steel 3D Printing Market

The latest report published by Transparency Market Research on the global Stainless Steel 3D Printing market reveals that the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~XX% during the forecast period (2019-2029) and reach a value of ~US$ XX by the end of 2019. Further, by leveraging the data in the report, investors, established players, emerging market players, and stakeholders can develop effective business strategies to cement their position in the global Stainless Steel 3D Printing market.

The report ponders over the micro and macro-economic factors that are expected to shape the growth of the Stainless Steel 3D Printing market in the upcoming decade. The report includes a SWOT analysis of some prominent players in the Stainless Steel 3D Printing market wherein the business prospects of each player are discussed in detail.

(Dagoretti News, 21 January 2020)

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Grindrod breaks ground at the R 105 million Umlaas Road AutoPort Project

Record Global Stainless Steel Production Forecast for 2019 & 2020
JSE listed freight logistics heavyweight, Grindrod Limited, has begun construction of what it describes as a “state-of-the-art AutoPort”, just off the N3 in Camperdown.
According to the company, the 270 000sqm property is ideally situated between Pinetown and Pietermaritzburg.
“The Natcor rail link between Durban and Johannesburg runs adjacent to the property and provides for rail siding opportunities – for rail options both to and from the AutoPort. Transnet Freight Rail are making good progress on the integration works,” Grindrod said in a statement.This first of a kind facility for finished vehicle logistics in South Africa, includes reticulation for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EL/PHEV), metal roofing to mitigate fire and hail, fully equipped workshop and fitment centre, smart repairs facility, clearing and forwarding activities, bonded and duty paid storage, storage for trucks, light motor vehicles and other rubber tired vehicular equipment.

(KZN Industrial & Business, 22 January 2020)