What impact will China’s ferrochrome be affected by the epidemic?
First, affected by environmental protection and epidemic situation, production of ferrochrome enterprises is limited The four provinces of Hebei, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang under the supervision of environmental protection all have high carbon ferrochrome smelters, with a total production capacity of about 50.82% in the country. According to the research , as of 13th Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang are affected by environmental protection. Among them, Inner Mongolia fengzhen, Huade, Bayannur area have entered the inspection, but because some enterprises entered the routine maintenance stage in advance as planned, so the impact of environmental protection has been weakened. The high-carbon ferrochrome smelters in Jiangsu and Hebei provinces have not yet been visited by environmental protection inspection teams, and their production is mainly affected by the epidemic. Since March, the epidemic prevention and control efforts have been intensified, with road closures, nucleic acid and “yellow code” measures taken in many places. As a result, it has been difficult for factories to import and export raw materials and products. As of Monday, 16 companies had stopped production due to environmental protection and the epidemic, affecting daily output of about 4,440 tons. The production of high carbon ferrochrome in April is expected to be...2022-04-20
Stainless steel in dairy equipment
Milk-based dairy products are one of the most stable and basic markets for stainless steel. Until recently, most dairy equipment used low austenite grades, but recently, with advances in our understanding of stress corrosion cracking, dual phase and super austenite have taken over certain functions. The equipment used in dairy processing includes refrigerated storage tanks, curing tanks, stirrers, barrels, molds and vats; Centrifuge, pasteurization machine; Heat exchanger (plate type, tube type and scraper type); Filtration equipment; Cheese; Packaging machine; Other equipment. The various processes also require pipes, pumps and valves. The equipment must have product integrity (no corrosion or leakage), cleanliness, easy to clean and easy to inspect. The equipment must also be resistant to chemical solutions used in cleaning, such as chloride disinfectants, acids and bases. Stainless steel meets all these requirements. Pump and valve designs are evolving as manufacturers work to reduce their impact on the environment. The most commonly used grades for processing all dairy products are austenitic 304, 316 and 316L. (Less corrosion-resistant 430 ferritic stainless steel can be used for tank and milk truck cladding, but parts in contact with the medium require austenitic or higher.) Type 316(L) is suitable for producing cheese or butter...2022-04-15
Under the impact of the epidemic and environmental protection nickel iron industry to survive
With the approval of the CPC Central Committee and The State Council, the sixth batch of five central ecological and environmental protection inspection teams will be stationed in Hebei, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia, Tibet and Xinjiang provinces (regions) and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps from March 23 to 25, 2022 to conduct supervision. As of April 11, all inspection groups have entered the stage of sinking work. It is understood that Hebei, Jiangsu, Inner Mongolia are nickel-iron smelters distribution, total nickel pig iron output accounted for about 25% of the country. At present, the ongoing epidemic situation and the impact of environmental supervision have limited the transportation or production of nickel-iron smelting enterprises in the above regions to a certain extent. Although the magnitude of impact cannot be determined because of the uncertainty surrounding the future, most of the 25% of capacity has been reduced or temporarily shut down. Under the influence of environmental supervision, some nickel iron smelter operating production reduction, April resources more sales, and nickel iron transport limited under the epidemic prevention and control, and Indonesia nickel iron reflux growth is not as good as expected, the market continued tight negotiable nickel resources, nickel iron supplier’s price more...2022-04-14
In china stainless steel the price difference between the brands is gradually reduced
Recently, the spot price of stainless steel in Foshan market is basically in a relatively stable state, traders are basically sold out of low-cost resources in the early stage, the cost of spot resources in hand is high, and the willingness to lower output is greatly weakened; But lack actual clinch a deal of support, the price rises also is more difficult, because this price is more in high small shock. During this period, the price difference between the brands is gradually reduced, the market private 304 cold rolling spot price is basically the same price. First, the price is at a historical high and the downstream acceptance is low At this stage private 304 cold rolling spot price compared with the same period in previous years, in a relatively high position, one is the market sentiment affected by the stainless steel futures plate, spot price is higher; Second, supported by high raw material costs, stainless steel spot prices are difficult to fall. Under the high price of stainless steel, downstream enterprises more cautious wait and see, in accordance with the actual order to purchase, few hoarding willingness. Second, the overall demand is low, traders are difficult to ship According...2022-04-10