A strong specialty metals industry and a strong domestic manufacturing base are critical to our country’s economic success as well as our national security.
Five major trade associations representing America’s steel producers, fabricators and workers, wrote to President Biden on May 19, 2021 to emphasize the importance of the steel tariffs put in place by the U.S. government in 2018. The letter explained that the tariffs were necessitated by repeated surges in steel imports driven by global steel overcapacity […]
June 11, 2021
Five major trade associations representing America’s steel producers, fabricators and workers, wrote to Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown to express their full support for the Eliminating Global Market Distortions to Protect American Jobs Act of 2021 (S. 1187), introduced on April 15, 2021, thanking the Senators for their continued leadership and commitment on the […]
April 20, 2021
Today, SSINA joined steel industry associations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa to renew their call for governments of steel-producing economies to intensify their work in the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC). Steel industries throughout the world expressed tremendous concern about the recent increase in steel overcapacity at a time when steel […]
October 22, 2020
The development of the first U.S. design specification for hot rolled, welded and hollow structural stainless steel sections is well underway and will be published in 2021. Currently there is no U.S. stainless steel design specification for mainstream structural sections such as welded, hot rolled or hollow sections, which are the majority of the market. As a first step to remedying this situation, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) commissioned Nancy Baddoo of the UK’s Steel Construction Institute (SCI) to write an AISC Design Guide on structural stainless steel, DG27, which was published in 2013. The interest in this guide led to AISC deciding in 2018 to develop a full design specification for structural stainless steel.Read More
The metal’s high scrap value and recyclability ensures that it is diverted from landfills and recaptured for use in new stainless steel. A recent international study by the ISSF determined that about 92% of the stainless steel used in architecture, building and construction applications is recaptured and recycled at the end of service.
Nickel is the essential allying element in the 300 series stainless steel grades. The presence of nickel results in the formation of an “austenitic” structure that gives these grades their strength, ductility and toughness, even at cryogenic temperatures. It also makes the material non-magnetic. While the
A variety of solar technologies have been developed to take advantage of the sun’s natural energy. This exciting area holds tremendous promise and new innovations are continuing to emerge. These technologies use corrosion resistant stainless steels for the production of raw materials and for solar energy production.