Alloy surcharge 304 May 2023 market news

  Jan Feb March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec
plate 2,90 2,99 2,94 2,63 2,53              
flatbar 3,63 3,68 3,59 3,27 3,17              
welded tube 3,36 3,42 3,32 3,04 2,90              
seamless tube 4,97 5,34 5,75 5,56 4,86              
hollowbar 4,44 4,78 5,14 4,97 4,34              
cold drawn 4,09 4,14 4,03 3,68 3,56              

May 2023 alloy surcharges grade 316TI stainless steel

  Jan Feb March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec
plate 4,76 5,17 5,56 5,12 4,27              
flatbar 5,64 6,06 6,50 5,94 5,02              
welded tube 5,47 5,95 6,39 5,88 4,91              
seamless tube 6,92 7,37 7,90 8,42 8,15              
hollowbar 6,23 6,63 7,11 7,57 7,33              
cold drawn 6,35 6,81 7,31 6,68 5,64              

Marketinformation March 2023

From our point of view, the stainless steel market in March 2023 is very lively, attractive and very good in terms of our capacity utilisation. The delivery times for stainless steel profiles from our warehouse have been greatly reduced by strategically correct purchasing and the expansion of stockpiling with polished stainless steel profiles. Stainless steel profiles containing molybdenum are currently experiencing a significant price increase due to the rise in the price of molybdenum. The slight price movements in the material grade AISI304/304L do not have as vehement an effect as with AISI 316/316L profiles. The delivery times from European plants are very long compared to the Indian stainless steel plants. Despite geopolitical tensions and the published signals of a recession, the market situation is not significantly affected!

January marketplace information 2023

At the beginning of the year 2023, the roller coaster in the price development continues. It remains to be seen how far the fluctuating nickel price development of December 2022 will affect the market. The molybdenum price has risen sharply since November and has reached its record high ofUS$ 70,000 / ton and is also strongly worthy of attention. We believe this will have a long term impact on high molybdenum stainless steel profiles. The energy market continues to be a particular focus. Energy surcharges continue to be an important cornerstone in pricing. Taken as a summary, the market will continue to be exposed to strong price movements until March 2023.Demand levels as well as the order situation remain at a high level. The supply situation remains good thanks to our well-stocked warehouse.

Tube Wire Düsseldorf 2022

We have been in Düsseldorf at the booth tube and wire to find out informations about the current stainless steel market and the latest technologies. Technical knowledge was deepened with the Fraunhofer Institute to accompany the latest outstanding technologies. Innovations in tube laser systems, bending techniques as well as manufacturing processes in the tube interior and much more served to expand our expertise. Seeing our worldwide producers of stainless steel profiles and proven suppliers live again after many years caused from Corona was also a special highlight. Intensifying personal contact was just as much a part of it as taking a look at new pipe products and pipe accessories. Our innovations for internal grinding of stainless steel tubes were very well received. In addition to the technical discussions, current events and prospects in the growing stainless steel market were also discussed. We wish all of our interlocutors great, valuable synergy effects from this Tube and Wire trade fair in Düsseldorf.

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We are looking for you to join our growing team by Lechner stainless steel

You enjoy making beautiful, functional surfaces from high-quality stainless steel profiles with our wide range of machines. You have the enthusiasm to discover new things with and on stainless steel, to bring in your manual skills, then you are exactly the right person for us! Your diverse commitment in our team is in our grinding center, in the warehouse and when preparing the orders.

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Bows and reducer inside polishing with Ra value

Inside polishing from stainless steel bows is needed for pharmazeutical use and some special machinery for foodprocessing. If you have to transport dry or bulk material even fluids in tubes so its necessary for your processing to get fine surfaces inside of the stainless tube and also of the bows and reducer. We are able to polish the inside surface until up to 0.4my.

The technical documentation takes place in a variety of ways. We create precise measurement values and document the measurement points in special measurement reports for each pipe surface. With our modern image technology on our mobile camera we are also possible to check and document the grinding result from the inside of the pipe. More you can see there.