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SMC Marketing Team Takes on Aluminum China 2014 Expo

Shanghai Metal Corporation

A model of China’s High-Speed Train was on display at the Aluminum China 2014 Expo event. The bullet train is capable of reaching up to 400 km/h. A model of China’s High-Speed Train was on display at the Aluminum China 2014 Expo event. The bullet train is capable of reaching up to 400 km/h.

Last week the Aluminum Marketing Team at Shanghai Metal Corporation made their way to the 10th Annual Aluminum China 2014 Event held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.  500 international exhibitors from 30 countries set up booths representing the entire aluminum production chain from aluminum raw materials, semi-finished and finished products to production and processing machinery and accessories. Attendees included around 16,000 qualified professionals and buyer delegates from key Asian markets and other global emerging markets. The expo showcased industry developments that forecast a bright future for the aluminum sector.

On the second day, the event held it's first ever Aluminum Packaging Workshop to expand the conversation concerning aluminum packaging application. The workshop was delivered in both Chinese and English. On the second day, the event held it’s first ever Aluminum Packaging Workshop to expand the conversation concerning aluminum packaging application. The workshop was delivered in both Chinese and English.


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Steel Use In The World Cup Stadiums

Shanghai Metal Corporation

If you’re a football (fútbol) fan, you know it’s not just a game – it’s a way of life. This summer, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has literately taken Brazil by storm.  Spread across from coast to coast and the heart of Brazil, thirty two countries were unified under one roof.

“The FIFA World Cup being held in such a multi-cultural society is bound to bring people together. There are no differences in football; social classes don’t exist.” 

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter quotes that such an event will only bring people together from around the world.  Brazil 2014 will involve thirty two teams and twelve host cities across the five regions of Brazil, featuring modern stadiums which have been built or renovated for the tournament.  They represent the jewel in the crown of the respective cities.

Whether  it is the main structure or supporting roofing and facades, steel was  the material of choice for all newly build or renovated…

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¿Qué es el reciclaje de metales?

SMC en Español

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El reciclaje del metal es el proceso de reutilización de material de metal viejo, principalmente aluminio y acero, para fabricar nuevos productos.  el reciclaje de productos metálicos viejos utiliza 95% menos energía que la fabricación es de nuevos materiales.
El aluminio es un mineral y por lo general existe mediante la combinación con oxígeno. Para hacer un producto de aluminio, una corriente eléctrica se ejecuta a través del metal y separa el oxígeno del aluminio. El aluminio se funde y se conforma en diversos productos. Por el otro lado, el acero se crea en un proceso de reacción química en un horno a altas temperaturas. Durante este proceso, el mineral de hierro se libera del oxígeno y se utiliza a para fabricar acero.
Ambos de estos procesos de reciclaje de metal consumen millones de toneladas de energía. Pero si reciclamos productos metálicos, sólo tendriamos que utilizar el 4% de la…

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Just As Useful Today As It Was Back Then

Shanghai Metal Corporation

Household aluminum foil has been a staple for commercial kitchens and the consumer market for decades.  It has been capping casserole dishes and wrapping brownies for nearly 100 years.  So for those cooking fanatics out there, we all know that you can’t have a good meal without savoring the taste and texture.

Household aluminum foil is widely sold in the consumer market and is used for wrapping food in order to preserve it.  For example, when storing leftover food in a refrigerator, it serves the additional purpose of preventing odor exchange and retaining moisture.  Therefore making it ideal for protecting food during cooking and storage.

Whether it’s used for barbecuing delicate foods, such as mushrooms and vegetables, food is wrapped in foil then placed on the grill, preventing loss of moister that may result in less texture.  This process is due to the thermal insulation that allows excellent heat conductivity to…

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Aluminum and the space travel

Shanghai Metal Corporation

The advancement of aircraft and rocket technology is directly tied to the advancement and production of aluminum alloys. From the Wright brothers’ use of aluminum in the engine of their first biplane to NASA’s use of an aluminum-lithium alloy in the new Orion spacecraft—aluminum has created the potential for mankind to fly both around the Earth and into space.

The air-frame of a typical modern commercial transport aircraft is 80 percent aluminum by weight. Aluminum alloys are the overwhelming choice for the fuselage, wing, and supporting structures of commercial airliners and military cargo/transport aircraft. Structural components of current United States Navy aircraft are made of fabricated wrought aluminum (forged, machined and assembled parts). Attention is now focused toward aluminum casting technology, which offers lower manufacturing costs, the ability to form complex shapes and the flexibility to incorporate innovative design concepts.

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Ever since the launch of Sputnik a…

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Economic sustainability with steel

Shanghai Metal Corporation

Steel has enabled our modern way of life. It has helped lift societies out of poverty, spurring economic growth, and continues to do so around the world today.

Iron, steel’s precursor, fueled the industrial revolution starting in 1750, enabling manufacturing equipment in factories and rail transport. Modern steel-making was developed 150 years ago with the invention of the Bessemer process allowing for the affordable mass-production of steel (an iron alloy). This set off a second industrial revolution, and sustained economic growth.

Today, steel is one of the most common materials in the world. We rely on it for our housing, transport, food and water supply, energy production, tools and healthcare. Nearly everything around us is either made of steel or manufactured by equipment made of steel.

Steel is inextricably linked with economic growth and prosperity, as shown in Figure 1. This figure estimates stocks of steel per person, based…

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Титан, Хром, Молибден в нефтяной и газовой отраслях.

SMC Russia


Титан является одним из самых универсальных и ценных металлов, используемых в нефтяной и газовой отраслях. Добавление титана в стальные сплавы повышает прочность материала, плотность и устойчивость к коррозии. Применение этого сплава в скважинах, с использованием burenie 1наклонных труб из легированной стали с накладками вокруг ствола скважины, получило широкое распространение за последнее десятилетие.

Высокопрочные титановые сплавы, используемые в компрессионных частях, очень прочны и увеличивают срок использования оборудования, если сравнивать с любыми другими сплавами. Титан обладает высокой устойчивостью к морской воде, двуокиси углерода и сульфид водорода, что предохраняет его от коррозии. Это позволяет ему сохранять прочность при очень низких температурах (-240 градусов по Фаренгейту), необходимых для сжижения природного газа.


Хром был одним из первых металлов, которые стали использовать для укрепления стальных сплавов. Низкоуглеродистая сталь, содержащая от 12 до 14 процентов хрома обладает высокой устойчивостью к двуокиси углерода, сероводорода и к высоким температурам (выше 435 градусов по Фаренгейту), которые встречаютсяburenie 2 в самых…

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