Just As Useful Today As It Was Back Then

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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

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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.

Space flight
Ever since the launch of Sputnik a…

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Economic sustainability with steel

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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.

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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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Wenn Sie ein Fußball-Fan sind, wissen Sie, dass ist nicht nur ein Spiel – es ist eine Art zu leben. In diesem Sommer hat die Fußballweltmeisterschaft 2014 Brasilien im Sturm erobert. In Brasiliens sind nun zweiunddreißig Ländern unter einem Dach vereint.

“Das die FIFA Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft in einer solch multikulturellen Gesellschaft gehalten wird, ist wie dafür gemacht Menschen zusammen zu bringen. Es gibt keine Unterschiede im Fußball; sozialen Klassen gibt es nicht. ”

FIFA-Präsident Joseph S. Blatter zitiert, dass eine solche Veranstaltung Menschen aus der ganzen Welt zusammen bringt. Brasilien 2014 beinhaltet zweiunddreißig Teams und zwölf WM-Städte in den fünf Regionen Brasiliens mit modernen Stadien, die extra für das Turnier gebaut oder renoviert wurden.

Ob es sich um die Hauptstruktur oder Stütz- Dach-und Fassadenstahl handelt, Stahl war das Material der Wahl für alle neu erbauen oder renovierten Veranstaltungsorte. Nicht nur wegen seiner Stärke, sondern auch auf Grund seiner Vielseitigkeit und ästhetischen…

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The Green Economy

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We have many challenges to overcome as a global society. We are faced with resource shortages, water and land stress, environmental degradation and climate change. There are also many needs to be met – from poverty eradication to mitigation of natural disasters. The challenges are magnified by a population set to grow from the present 7 to 9 billion by 2050, accompanied by rapid urbanization.

It is clear that things cannot go on as they have, and that we must transition to a green economy in which economic growth and environmental and social responsibility work hand in hand.

The steel industry believes that sustainable development must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Within this, a green economy delivers prosperity for all nations, wealthy and poor alike, while preserving and enhancing the planet’s resources.

The transition to a green…

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Steel Industry Forecast 2014

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Year 2013 experienced a modest expansion in the steel production of only 2.4% to 1.582 million tonnes. With this figure we have to realize that it covers also a range of national and regional variations. On the other side, these variations are milder than it was in 2008 when the financial crises fully hit in many countries and weakened the markets for years. We can call this is a good sign of stability and recovery, but nothing else.

Economies in Europe and the Japan economy have been slowly improving, while the steel production in  China, the world leader in this industry, is slowing down.

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Focus on China

Still, China remains the worlds number one producer of steel. China is producing 49% of world’s total steel and in 2013 China’s production increased by 8.7% to 779 million tonnes.
Given the past growth of the Chinese steel production, it is expected to hit…

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