We are always updating our stockholder list

Hello readers. We are currently updating our stockholder list. Please check it out here: United kingdom Stainless steel stockholder list

If you want to be added as a stainless steel supplier or trader please add us. We are also inprogress of defining the available qualities and products so whatever information you can provide is usefull.

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What is the British stainless steel association?

The British stainless steel association is an organziation aimed at promoting and representing stainless steel across the entire United Kingdom. Even though the started as simple a group of producer the assocation has grown to include companies from the entire stainless lifescycle.

They describe their objective as the following:

Encourage the use of stainless steel in manufacturing and construction. The active involvement of members is encouraged through participation in forums and working groups dedicated to areas of specific interest.

They offer a range of services that might be usefull for companies that operate in the stainless steel sector such as training, finding suppliers and providing a  platform for advertisments.

BBSA is currently also active in representing the stainless steel industry at a variety of forums such as the The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

Check out their website here: http://www.bssa.org.uk/

January news update – Whats happening in Stainless

Stainless steel popular in wearable tech

Each month it seems like there is watch design coming out that features some stainless steel areas. These watches just look so sleek. Check some out here:  http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/wearable-tech/3594276/apple-watch-vs-sony-smartwatch-3-stainless-steel-version-comparison/

Indian companies want stricter controls to stem foreign competition

Turnign point reached for european stainless manufacturers?

The investment bank Jefferies said the following:

The European stainless steel sector is hitting a turning point in 2015, leading to gradually rising steel prices and strong earnings growth,

Christmas

The daily mail just posted a beautiful christmas tree made from stainless steel. It’s a really great way to get in the holiday spirits.

Its made from It is made out of 300 stainless steel half-barrels with over 600 feed of green led lighting. Check it out here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2870699/Pining-beer-Two-story-high-Christmas-tree-300-KEGS-ale-lover-s-dream.html

The different types of stainless fittings.

There are a variety of stainless steel fittings available to join pipes and tubes. What follows is a short description of the major fittings available on the market today.

Butt Weld Fittings

Butt weld fittings are designed to be welded to stainless steel pipes on location. They create the possibility for reducing the size or diameter of the pipe, changing the direction, splitting the pipe or ending it. Butt weld fittings have a great advantage over flanges because they require significantly fewer materials. In general the welded fittings save space and are more flexible in use.

The butt welding join can be made by heating up the two ends that need to be welded and then joining them using pressure. The weld is then ground down to a smooth finish and ready for sale.

BSP Threaded fittings

This type of fitting is made using the British standard pipe screw thread. This standard has been used internationally for connecting and sealing pipes. This works by combining external and internal threads. It is used worldwide in the plumbing industry with the exception of the United states where NPT is the standard. In the BSP standard there are two different types of threading; Parallel and taper threads. Parallel threads have a constant diameter and are classified using the G. Taper threads can decrease or increase in diameter and are described using the letter R

NPT Threaded Fittings

The U.S. equivalent for the BSP standard is the NPT, or National pipe thread taper. It is the standard for tapered threads for use on pipes and fittings. The standard was created in 1864 to increase efficiency and stop mismatched pipes by William Sellers.

SW Fittings

A socket weld fitting is to join pipes and fittings together where the diameters are not the same. In a socket weld a smaller diameter pipe is fitted into the larger one. Check out a wide range of available fittings here