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.

Steady demand for Japanese stainless steel

Japan is one of the world’s leading producers of quality stainless steels. While the local market is fairly buoyant, local producer must contend with their share of trials including a volatile currency and low-cost imports. Stainless Steel World spoke to Mr Takashi Imai, President of the All Japan Stainless Steel Distributors Association and President of Daiwa Special Steel Co. Ltd, about Japan’s stainless steel market.

Disappearing warships: Scavengers raid war graves for ‘low background’ steel

It was a discovery that rocked a nation last month; three sunken Dutch warships have disappeared off the coast of Indonesia. Who would target these war graves, and why?

Pushing the boundaries of stainless steel fabrication

Corrosion resistance, strength, durability, low maintenance and formability are among the defining and most valued characteristics of stainless steels, but the one feature that makes this material so appealing to architects and designers is its appearance.

Worlds’ first wind/hydro hybrid plant

Thinking outside the box has produced the worlds´ first ever combined wind & hydro power plant. Located in Germany, it could provide an answer to the problem of how to even out the peaks and troughs of renewable power generation technologies while provided clean green energy.

New UAE Fire Code to fight counterfeits, improve safety

The Steel Alliance Against Counterfeiting (SAAC)– an industry initiative of global steel product manufacturers committed to fighting against counterfeit steel products - has pledged its support for more stringent regulations controlling the use of key building materials in the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice 2016.

Asian nuclear generation on a high

Nuclear new build levels in Asia are at a 25 year high. With each reactor requiring huge amounts of stainless steels, nickel alloys and titanium, this is good news for producers. In the long term, the industry aims for nuclear generation to supply 25% of global electricity demand by 2050.

Don’t take welding safety for granted

Whether you're a metal fabricator or restoring a classic car, smart safety is essential when working with welders, whatever your level of experience.

Stainless mesh for a child-friendly environment

The colourful, attention-grabbing new façade of the new University of Florida (UF) Health Shands Children’s Hospital is courtesy of a new painted, stainless steel woven wire mesh.

FLNG Prelude: the world’s biggest floating structure

Made from large amounts of stainless steels and duplex grades, and with a life expectancy of fifty years, the Prelude FLNG is the largest LNG processing plant in the world.