Featured Story

Our Featured Story archive is a collection of the Featured Story’s which have been published in our magazine and taken pride of place as the ‘unique feature article’ on our Stainless Steel World home page. In addition to industry updates, market news and topical issues of the day the Feature Story provides an interesting mix of company profiles, in-depth technical articles, reports from major end users and features projects in a variety of industries ranging from oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical to the architecture, power generation, medical and food and beverage industries.

Denny Hulme won for McLaren and Jackie Oliver brought the Ti22 MKII in at second place in its first race only 1.2 seconds behind and it produced the fastest lap in the race

Titanium in motor sport

With the progressive development of racing cars has come a need to embrace fusion welding as an essential part of the manufacturing process. Whilst dramatic improvements in engine design have made a significant contribution to track performance, reductions in weight and aerodynamic refinements have also been important. Safety conventions need to be continuously revised to protect drivers in the event of accidents.
Wynyard Walk

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.
Stainless rebar perfect for bridge renovation

Stainless rebar perfect 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.
Tank containers are loaded on a freight train. © Bertschi

Tank containers shrink the world

It is no exaggeration to say that the tank container has revolutionized freight transport. From its humble origins, the ISO tank container industry now numbers more than half a million units across the globe. Tank production is growing at nearly twice the rate of the world economy and they are almost always made of molybdenum-containing stainless steel. Such is their popularity that these containers now represent a significant end-use application for molybdenum.
Newcastle stainless steel walkway Photo by Bryce Thomas

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.
Air Products’ plant in the Pukou Economic Development Zone (PKEDZ)

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

Growth in the chemicals and biochemicals 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.
virtual warehouse

Worlds’ biggest virtual materials warehouse holds over 150,000 products

thyssenkrupp Materials Services is making rapid advances with its digital transformation: the Group’s materials experts are digitizing their entire range and consolidating it in the world’s biggest virtual warehouse. With more than 3.5 million square meters of storage space at 271 operating sites around the world, Materials Services now offers round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services through its new omnichannel structure.
This luxury hotel has a gilded roof

Where beauty meets strength

While a large proportion of the titanium produced around the globe is destined for the aerospace and chemical industries, there are a multitude of applications that utilize the unique properties of this remarkable material. Stainless Steel World travelled to Düsseldorf, Germany to meet with Mr. Kuroda from NSSMC to learn how this Japanese company is developing a market for high quality titanium products.
Nickel

Nickel market in 2018: demand supporting another year of deficit

More than 60 government and industry representatives met in Lisbon on 23-24 April for the International Nickel Study Group Meeting. During the meeting, INSG reviewed the forecast for nickel production and use for 2017 and 2018. This article gives a brief overview of recent developments based on this data.
Oil Refinery

Fighting the good fight: Keeping counterfeits out of the supply chain

Counterfeit products are increasingly finding their way into the stainless steel supply chain, with potentially devastating consequences for safety, the economy and the environment. For this reason, during the 2017 Stainless Steel World conference a dedicated workshop explored and proposed additional industry initiatives that could further mitigate the manufacture and use of counterfeit products. The conclusions are presented here.