This book provides a basic guide to the iron and steel industry in a single convenient reference source. The origins of steel and its manufacture are explained first, with a basic outline of the principal steel grades. The author then goes on to look at production and consumption and its commercial significance. He also analyzes the global trade in steel and shows its importance to the metals industry as alloying elements and coatings. The final section considers the future for steel, the changing trade patterns, environmental issues and the threat of substitutes to the industry.
Background and origins of steel: Properties and applications of steel; Steel products and manufacturing process; Production of iron and steel; Steelmaking raw materials; Steel consumption; Patterns of trade in steel; Steel pricing; Commercial and economic significance of steel; Future trends.
Series: International Trade S
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: January 1995
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.39