Sanitary stainless steel 90 degree elbow

What Is The Difference Between Sanitary Pipe Fittings And Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings?

What Is The Difference Between Sanitary Pipe Fittings And Stainless Steel Pipe Fittings?

What is a sanitary fitting?

Industrial pipe fittings are relatively well understood, but sanitary pipe fittings are not. The role of sanitary pipe fittings and materials are basically the same as those of industrial stainless steel pipe fittings. However, they are used in sanitary and food industries, and can be classified into welding, threaded and clamped types according to the connection method.

What is the difference between stainless steel sanitary fittings and ordinary stainless steel fittings?

Sanitary stainless steel 90 degree elbow

Sanitary stainless steel 90 degree elbow from Wellgreen

The biggest difference between sanitary fittings is that there are more conditions to be met and production is more stringent. Sanitary fittings must meet these requirements:

1. Control caliber: DIN standard (DN10-DN150), 3A/IDF standard (1/2″-12″), ISO standard (?12.7-?319.3);

2. International industrial standards: DIN, ISO, SMS, 3A, IDF, etc.;

3, product materials: stainless steel 304, 304, 316, 316L, etc.;

4, quality and use: fast-installed joints inside and outside with high-grade polishing equipment to achieve surface precision requirements; suitable for dairy, food, beer, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and other industrial fields.

5. Applicable medium: water, oil, gas and some corrosive liquids

6, product features: beautiful appearance, smooth surface, acid and alkali resistance, anti-corrosion, strong texture

7, product quality: in line with export and national implementation of high-pressure pipe fittings product standards

About 65% To 70% Of Nickel Ore Is Expected To Be Sold To The Battery Industry In 2018

About 65% To 70% Of Nickel Is Expected To Be Sold To The Battery Industry In 2018

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie stated that he hopes to sell its Nick West nickel company in Australia as soon as possible. He also said that even if the current and future development prospects of the electric vehicle industry are huge, the demand for nickel will increase significantly, and the company will not be able to increase BHP Billiton’s overall profit.

BHP Billiton said it will focus on developing other key commodities, including copper, iron ore, petroleum, and buyers seeking more battery-grade nickel assets that they are willing to purchase.

BHP Billiton hopes to broaden its business in the battery industry by increasing its supply of cobalt.鈥 Haegel said that BHP Billiton will begin production of nickel sulfate next year and plans to double its production, and will continue to establish a stable battery customer consumption chain.

It is expected that by the end of 2019, BHP Billiton’s supply of nickel sulfate will reach 90%, two years ahead of schedule. Haegel also stated that according to 2017 data, BHP Billiton expects that approximately 65% to 70% of nickel production will be sold to the battery industry in 2018, approximately 45,000 to 50,000 tons of nickel ore.


China Customs Captures 4.8 Billion Yuan for Smuggling of Iron and Steel Scrap

China Customs Captures 4.8 Billion Yuan for Smuggling of Iron and Steel Scrap


From the evening of June 4 to the morning of the 5th, the Customs launched a centralized operation to crack down on smuggling of iron and steel scrap from export smuggling, arresting 245 criminal suspects and verifying that approximately 2.41 million tons of iron and steel scrap was involved in the case, with a case value of approximately 4.8 billion yuan.

In daily supervision, the Customs discovered that the number of steel and scrap exports had increased sharply over a period of time, and there were significant suspects of understated price smuggling and export, involving multiple locations across the country. The Bureau of Customs of the General Administration of Customs carried out a centralized investigation to determine the criminal evidence of smuggling of iron and steel and scrap materials at a low reported price, and decided to launch a joint operation to crack down on the export of smuggled steel scrap and scrap.

At 10 o’clock on the evening of June 4, the General Administration of Customs conducted a unified command, the Anti-Privacy Bureau of the Guangdong Branch and the 17 Customs Anti-smuggling Bureaus of Huangpu, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, etc., with the cooperation of local public security and marine police forces, launched a crackdown. Smuggling of iron and steel scraps for export and centralized network collection. By 9:00 a.m. on June 5th, 65 smuggled gangs of iron and steel scrap and 245 criminal suspects were captured. After preliminary investigation, these smuggling gangs purchased iron and steel scrap at home and smuggled and exported them to Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia by way of understated prices. At present, the case is under further investigation.

South Korean POSCO鈥檚 Stainless Steel

South Korean POSCO鈥檚 Stainless Steel Production Rises In Q1 2018

South Korean POSCO鈥檚 Stainless Steel Production Rises In Q1 2018

POSCO produced around 960,000 tons of stainless steel in the first quarter this year, up by 50.4% year on year. But the sales value of stainless steel production fell by 2.9% to around 2.5 trillion won over the same period a year ago.

In 2017, POSCO’s performance in stainless steel increased significantly. The production of stainless steel reaching around 2.7 million tons, up by 4.9% year on year. The sales value reached around 10 trillion won, up by 8.6% year on year.

In 2017, POSCO’s domestic sales value of stainless steel was around 2.5 trillion won, an increase of 9.1% compared to 2016; the overseas sales value rose by 7.7% year on year to around 7.5 trillion won.

Emirates Global Aluminium

EGA Has Exceeded 30 Million Tons Of Cast Metal Production

A Milestone For EGA

Emirates Global Aluminium

Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, announced that has surpassed the 30 million tonnes mark in cast metal produced. The aluminium EGA is producing is a key component in helping to make modern life possible through its use in construction, the automotive industry, electronics and other vital everyday essentials.

In 2017 EGA experienced a record production of 2.6 million tonnes of cast metal, exceeding 2016鈥檚 2.5 million tonnes and made EGA the third largest producer of primary aluminium outside China. This has been a sustained increase which started at 135,000 tonnes per year when production began.

EGA has focused on innovation for over 25 years. EGA鈥檚 research and technology development focuses on continual improvements in aluminium production processes and EGA has used its own technology for core processes for every expansion since the 1990s.

On average, EGA spends USD 9.5 million on R&D each year and smelting innovations have enabled EGA to reach the top global quartile performance in cost, efficiency and environmental responsibility according to independent industry benchmarks.

Achieving this landmark figure in 2018 highlights the benefit of EGA completing a major retrofit of all older production lines with EGA-developed technology in 2017, helping to boost production capacity while also reducing unit costs.

Mr Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at EGA that 鈥淓GA is one of the UAE鈥檚 most important industrial giants, and a world leader in the global aluminium sector. Reaching this figure confirms that fact and validates our commitment to innovation that has led to a sustained increase in cast metal production.

Mr Kalban said that 鈥淭he aluminium this organisation has produced for over a generation is helping to make a countless number of people鈥檚 modern lives possible. From the cars they drive to the buildings they live in, the 30 million tonnes of cast metal we have produced will have played a key role for people in the UAE and around the world whether they know it or not.鈥

Steel Dynamics

Steel Dynamics To Acquire CSN Heartland Flat Roll Operations

Steel Dynamics To Acquire CSN Heartland Flat Roll Operations

Steel Dynamics Inc announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Companhia Siderurgica Nacional LLC from CSN Steel SLU, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Heartland produces various types of higher-margin, flat roll steel by further processing hot roll coils into pickle and oil, cold roll, and galvanized products. Steel Dynamics has agreed to purchase Heartland for $400 million in cash inclusive of $60 million of normalized working capital, subject to customary transaction purchase price adjustments.

Heartland has the annual capability to produce 1.0 million tons of cold roll steel, with galvanizing capacity of 360,000 tons. Heartland is comprised of a continuous pickle line, a cold mill, and a galvanizing line. The equipment has been upgraded, well-maintained, and is in excellent operating condition. Historically, Heartland has been operated at low utilization, primarily focusing on galvanized products. Future plans are to utilize the full capacity of the facility, providing high quality cold roll, pickle and oil, and galvanized products. The geographic proximity to Steel Dynamics” other flat roll operations and certain fabrication locations provides opportunities related to logistics and production efficiencies throughout the supply chain and customer network.

Steel Dynamics believes the purchase price approximates current replacement value. The transaction is expected to be accretive to near-term earnings and cash flow per share. The acquisition will expand Steel Dynamics” annual flat roll steel shipping capacity to 8.4 million tons and total shipping capability to 12.4 million tons. The additional exposure to lighter-gauge and greater width flat roll steel offerings will broaden the Company”s value-added product portfolio, enhancing Steel Dynamics position as a leading North American steel producer.

Mark D Millett, Chief Executive Officer, said “The acquisition of Heartland represents a step in the continuation of our growth strategy. It levers our core strengths, and at the same time fulfills our initiatives to further increase value-added product and market diversification. We look forward to welcoming the Heartland employees and customers into the Steel Dynamics family, and working with them to drive future growth and success.

Attention of Food Machinery and Food Safety of China

China’s May Spot Zinc Treatment Charges Flat On Month At USD 15 To 25 / Million Tonne

China’s May Spot Zinc Treatment Charges Flat On Month At USD 15 To 25 / Million Tonne

Platts reported that spot zinc treatment charges for Chinese smelters are unchanged in May from the month before at USD 15 to USD 25/ million tonne. Chinese industry sources said this is higher than in January, when TCs averaged USD 10/ million ton as heavy snow halted zinc mining in Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, cutting supply to smelters.

Zinc producer Jiangxi Copper in its May zinc report said there were imported zinc concentrate deals done at USD 15-USD 25 million ton for the month, stable from April. Zinc mines in China were likely to hike output in May amid milder weather, but domestic smelters held low concentrate stocks, Jiangxi added.

Guangzhou based brokerage Huatai Futures in its May zinc report said the 2018 zinc TC benchmark settled by miner Teck Resources and smelter Korea Zinc at USD 147/ million tonne this month was well below the USD 172/ million tonne settlement for 2017.

The commissioning of new zinc mines overseas was expected to peak in the second half of 2018, indicating global mined zinc supply would rise, it added.

TCs, the fees paid to smelters by mines for converting concentrates into zinc ingot, are a key source of revenue for smelters.

State run metals consultancy Beijing Antaike has forecast China to consume 5.798 million tonne of mined zinc in 2018, up from estimated consumption of 5.638 million tonne in 2017.

Domestic mined zinc output in 2018 is seen at 4.45 million tonne, up from estimated output of 4.3 million in 2017, Antaike data showed.

Antaike estimated China”s mined zinc deficit at 48,000 million tonne in 2018, narrowing from a deficit of 88,000 million tonne last year, with net zinc concentrate imports seen at 1.3 million tonne, edging up from 1.25 million tonne last year.


USITC Imposes Anti Dumping Decision On Wire Rods From Italy, South Korea, Spain, Turkey And UK

US industry is materially injured by reason of imports


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom that the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of Italy and Turkey.

As a result of the USITC鈥檚 affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from Italy and Turkey.

The Commission also made a negative finding concerning critical circumstances with regard to imports of this product from Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. As a result, imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Spain and the United Kingdom will not be subject to retroactive antidumping duties, and imports of this product from Turkey will not be subject to retroactive countervailing duties.

Product Description: Certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. Wire rod is an intermediate good that is primarily used for subsequent drawing and finishing for wire drawers.

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China Become The World鈥檚 Largest Stainless Steel Exporter

Guangdong China stainless steel industry output value about 300 billion yuan

Yangcheng Evening News reported on April 22 that related institutional data showed that China has become the world鈥檚 largest stainless steel聽exporter,聽 producer, and consumer from a importer.

According to incomplete statistics, the output value of the stainless steel industry in Guangdong is about 300 billion yuan, which is mainly concentrated in Foshan, Jieyang, Jiangmen, Yangjiang, Chaozhou, Zhaoqing Gaoyao, and Yunfuareas.


Anti Dumping Investigation On Imports Of Steel From Taiwan To China


20180420101046Focus Taiwan reported that the Ministry of Finance has launched anti-dumping and anti subsidy investigations into steel products sold by China on the local market in a bid to protect the interests of Taiwanese firms. The ministry said Chinese steel products being looked at by the anti-dumping investigation include galvanized steel, carbon steel plates and cold rolled stainless steel, while the anti-subsidy probe involves hot rolled stainless steel and cold rolled carbon steel.

In addition to protecting local steel manufacturers, the probe aims to provide Taiwan with an additional bargaining chip in talks with the United States as it seek exemption from Washington’s imposition of a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum in March, according to the ministry.

Mr Hsieh Ling-yuan deputy director-general of the MOF’s Customs Administration, said Taiwan has no intention of getting involved in a trade war between the US and China, but launching a probe into China’s steel products is expected to ensure Beijing cannot use Taiwan as a transit point to sell its cheap steel products to the U.S market.

It was the first time in more than three decades the law has been invoked to protect a domestic industry from competition brought about by imports.

Despite negotiations between Taiwan and U.S. trade officials last month, Taipei was not included on the list of exempt countries, though Trump has decided to grant temporary exemptions to the European Union, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Argentina and South Korea as it conducts further negotiations with those countries.

Taiwan has said it will continue to seek an exemption through more talks with the US.