It A Matter Of Fact

Steel

Steel touches every aspect of our lives – no other material has the same unique combination of strength, formability and versatility

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Key facts


 

  • Almost 200 billion cans of food are produced each year. Steel cans mean saving energy as refrigeration is not needed. Cans mean tamper-free and safe food, nutritional value and beneficial environmental impact from recycling.
  • Steel used for double-hulled capesize vessels delivering raw materials, finished goods and energy must have the highest impact toughness (to withstand constant wave motion), corrosion resistance (from sea water) and weldability (for manufacturing reasons).
  • Skyscrapers are made possible by steel. The housing and construction sector is the largest consumer of steel today, using around 50% of world steel production.
  • Approximately 25% of an average computer is made of steel. Over 305 million PCs were sold in 2012.

Steel looks after our health. Steel surfaces are hygienic and easy to clean. Surgical and safety equipment and commercial kitchens are all made with steel.

Cited: World Steel

Ashley G. // Editor SMC

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STEEL – a Sustainable Future Ahead

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steel_cans_0Steel is essential to the modern world, and its use is critical in enabling man to move towards a sustainable future. Whether in lighter, more efficient vehicles or renewable energy generation, steel is a fundamental part of a greener world. Steel is also necessary for new, highly efficient power stations and the construction of smart electrical grids, transport infrastructure development, energy-efficient residential housing and commercial buildings.

More than 1.6 billion tonnes of steel are produced every year.

Currently, 45% of steel is produced and used in mainland China. There will be continuing growth in the volume of steel produced, particularly in developing areas such as Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Indian sub-continent, where steel will be vital in raising the welfare of developing societies. In these regions, more than 60% of steel consumption will be used to create new infrastructure.

 

 


Energy efficiency

In the last 50 years, the steel industry has reduced its energy consumption per tonne of steel produced by 60%. However, due to this dramatic improvement in energy efficiency, it is estimated that there is little room for further improvement on the basis of existing technology. Keeping total global CO2 emissions at the current level or better depends on the development and introduction of radical new steelmaking technologies with a lower carbon footprint. Many of the technologies that are being researched are associated with carbon capture and storage (CCS), which will require government and public support for implementation.

 


Recycling


 

A critical element in reducing the carbon emissions from the steel life cycle is to optimise the recycling of steel. Steel is an almost unique material in its capacity to be infinitely recycled without loss of properties or performance. This, in combination with a long history of significant efforts to increase recycling rates, has resulted in steel leading the recycling statistics, for example in cars and cans. Policies can provide further support for recycling by placing emphasis on recyclability and design for dismantling.

Cited: World Steel Association

Ashley G. // Editor SMC

The Look Is… Everything.

Steel

Mirror Fruit Bowl

 

Stainless Steel Mirror Sheet also referred to as a No.8 Finish, represents the smoothest of surfaces. As such, the finish has no grain and high reflective quality similar to that of a glass mirror. Utilizing micro-abrasive substances, we can provide such stainless steel sheet finishes as well as a guarantee of superior quality and prompt delivery.

Shanghai Metal Corporation is a company which is engaged in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of metal products such as Mirror Stainless Steel Sheets, which are used in a wide range of industries for various applications, and are currently high on demand in the market. These sheets are rust proof, reasonably priced and are exported to customers all over the globe.These sheets also have a very sturdy make and they are available in a range of sizes, shapes and thicknesses.

Click on the link to see a complete overview of this superior product available at SMC, don’t fall behind on the latest trend: http://goo.gl/ZWpOAP 

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Ashley G. // Editor SMC