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Interviews

For our magazine publications Stainless Steel World Magazine and SSWNews we regularly interview endusers, fabricators and suppliers of stainless steels on their involvement and experiences with corrosion resistant alloys. A selection of these interviews can be found below.

Looking forward to further growth

Although coming from a carbon steels background, Dr. Willem Maarten van Haaften was quick to adapt to his current focus on corrosion resistant alloys as Senior Researcher, Materials & Corrosion at Shell Global Solutions International. Based in Amsterdam, one of the company’s three technology hubs, the main areas of his work center on upstream issues and the development of new materials for the short and long term.

Schneider Weisse: high demands on equipment & process line design

German, or better put Bavarian Weissbier (wheat beer), has a long tradition. Dating back more than a century, its recipe hasn’t changed. What has changed is the market. Weissbier has become a global product, which has placed higher demands on the production and the individual equipment components.

Streamlining the H&I tubing market

Andreas Furukrona is Product Manager for hydraulic & instrumentation tubing at Sandvik Materials Technology. In this short interview, he spoke to Stainless Steel World about the H&I tubing market and the benefits of sustainable purchasing.

At the heart of the stainless steel industry

On the 30th of September, John Rowe will be leaving the offices of the International Stainless Steel Forum for the last time, having handed over the role of Secretary General to Tim Collins. In a joint interview, SSWN asked John and Tim to outline the role of the Secretary General and to touch on the challenges facing the stainless industry.

Jennifer one of the most influential women in the UK

Financial Times and Inclusive Boards has appointed Sandvik Board Member Jennifer Allerton   one of the 100 most influential women in Engineering in the UK.

Passing down the family business

For family-owned businesses, the succession of ownership represents a pivotal moment in company history. Recently, Sankyo of Japan joined a growing list of companies that have undergone generational transition, with the CEO’s son assuming corporate control from his father. The successful passage of power between generations will be crucial to the global economy in coming years, as family enterprises make up a significant portion of the world’s businesses.

Architectural titanium glistens on the global stage

Whether it’s a high-end department store in Canada, lavish palaces in the Middle East, or a grand variety of commercial, industrial and residential structures in the Netherlands, India, Hong Kong or the United States, architectural titanium is well established as a showcase application on the global stage. For over 20 years, the company, aptly named Architectural Titanium, based in Lawrence, KS, has served as a consultant to help usher titanium onto that stage.

“Knowledge sharing is key” An interview with Dow’s leading materials expert

In addition to his role as Global Improvement Leader Materials Engineering Discipline at Dow, the world’s largest chemical company, David Barber has taken on the challenge of Chairing Duplex World 2018. With a wealth of handson metallurgical experience built up over nearly 30 years, David is as at ease solving corrosion issues on-site as he is fielding questions on specifications and lifecycle costs.

Meeting the requirements in a corrosive chemical environment

The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) is an international organization promoting excellence and quality in piping design and engineering through networking, training, and certification programs. Its headquarters is located in Houston, Texas with chapters in Houston, Calgary, Perth, Louisville, Ontario and a worldwide community of individual members.

“Sustainability creates opportunities”

With time fast ticking away to the tenth Stainless Steel World Conference in November there’s already a buzz of anticipation about the topics that will be extensively discussed during the presentations and workshops. SSWN interviewed Catherine Houska about her keynote speech which is very encouragingly titled: Resiliency and sustainability create opportunities for stainless steel.