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.
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), of which SSINA is a member, is a not-for-profit research and market development organisation, which was founded in 1996 and serves as the focal point for the global stainless steel industry. Its vision is to sustain our future with stainless steels. The Forum has recently released a new website. […]
April 22, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – Five leading steel industry associations today expressed concern about a recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notification that importers may be granted additional days for payment of estimated duties, taxes and other fees, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. In a letter today to Mark Morgan, acting CBP Commissioner, the American […]
March 25, 2020
On January 30, 2020, SSINA released the following policy statement regarding Indonesia’s raw materials export restrictions: The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) supports the United States’ request to join the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) consultations regarding Indonesia’s measures relating to raw materials, including nickel (“DS592”). Indonesia’s ban on the exportation of nickel ore, domestic processing requirements, domestic marketing obligation, and export licensing scheme violate its obligations under the WTO and artificially restrict the global nickel trade. They should be condemned as pure domestic protectionism and removed.
January 30, 2020
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), of which SSINA is a member, is a not-for-profit research and market development organisation, which was founded in 1996 and serves as the focal point for the global stainless steel industry. Its vision is to sustain our future with stainless steels. The Forum has recently released a new website - worldstainless.org - which aims to be the most comprehensive site for anyone interested in stainless steels.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.