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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.

Featured Story – Kiwi magic: New Zealander perfects the polished sphere

Lincoln Raikes founded Global Stainless in 2004 to chase a very specific dream: to create perfect stainless steel spheres in a high mirror polish better than anyone else in the world.

International alliance – independent of steelworks

The official launch of EURANIMI - the European Association of Non-Integrated Steel, Stainless Steel and Metal Importers, Distributors, Traders and Processors – took place in January.

WirtschaftsWoche honours EWM

EWM AG in Mündersbach has placed among Germany’s top 100 most innovative SMEs for the second time running in a ranking commissioned by WirtschaftsWoche.

Featured Story – BAOTI Group: quality products and maximum value

Baoti own ten integrated production lines for titanium sponge, melting, forging, rolling and down-stream products, including ingot, billet, slab, plate & sheet, coil, extruded pipe, seamless tube, welded pipe, square/round bar, wire and forging. All production is controlled with strict quality systems.

Shortage of engineers starting to impact industry

According to reports from various countries, there is a shortage of qualified engineers in general across many industries. If the public and the private sectors are not pro-active, this shortage could lead to significant economic losses and collateral damage. The good news is that there many ‘fixes’ but, given the complexity of the issue, a comprehensive approach is required.

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.
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