Steel’s legacy through human history has made long-lasting impacts on nearly every sector of our modern lives. The Iron Age Steel is one of the oldest documented materials used by humankind. Nearly 4,000 years ago was the beginning of the era now known as the Iron Age. Previously, many people were using bronze, but considering
While the steel industry does have some potential risks for 2023, the overall trends and predictions indicate that the sector should maintain its strength coming into the new year. Current Supply Chain Issues Supply chain hold-ups may have a lasting impact going into 2023. Many businesses and consumers are noticing a shortage of goods and
Steel is responsible for nearly 9% of carbon emissions worldwide because it has traditionally been heavily reliant on coal. To make a real impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, large global industries like the steel industry need to invest in new ways of producing their materials. Read more Helps with Decarbonization Decarbonization is a method of
Many industries heavily rely on railroad transportation for their materials and products. Recently, unions and institutions helped avoid a strike that had the potential to cost the economy billions of dollars each day and strongly emphasized some of the weaknesses in our supply chain. Fragility in the Supply Chain This potential nationwide railroad strike could
Iron is a large part of steel’s composition, which means it is prone to rust and wear in contact with water and other chemicals. Stainless steel needs to be protected to prevent damaging effects due to impurities. One of the most common ways to do this is with a process called passivation. What Is Passivation?