Alloy surcharge 304 February 2023 market news

  Jan Feb March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec
plate 2,90 2,99                    
flatbars 3,63 3,68                    
welded tubes 3,36 3,42                    
seamless tubes 4,97 5,34                    
hollowbar 4,44 4,78                    
cold drawn 4,09 4,14                    

February 2023 alloy surcharges grade 316TI stainless steel

  Jan Feb March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec
plate 4,76 5,17                    
flatbars 5,64 6,06                    
welded tubes 5,47 5,95                    
seamless tubes 6,92 7,37                    
hollowbars 6,23 6,63                    
cold drawn 6,35 6,81                    

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.

December market information and Christmas

The price movements in December are very moderate. Larger price increases of around €0.15/kg were recorded for hollow steel and seamless tubes in material 4571. Energy costs and the dollar exchange rate will be the price-determining factors in the coming months. After a year of ups and downs due to supply and demand, energy-intensive materials such as stainless steel and aluminum will see a steady increase in prices. Global CO2 emissions will be a major concern for the steel industry, as will the energy structure and its shaping by the European Union.

In the new year 2023 we will continue to offer our services and market observations at a very high level and we will strive to improve them further in dialogue with you.

The last delivery day in December 2022 will be on the 19th of December. Then we will be closed from 21.12.2022 to 08.01.2023.

We thank you for your trust and very appreciative cooperation.

For the New Year, we wish you and your family good health and continued wise decisions for successful undertakings.

We wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.

November market informations

The price movements in the stainless steel market are becoming somewhat slower again. The slightly increasing surcharges in sheet metal and in the round tube market are in the small cent range. So this doesn't have a big impact on the market. However, the price increases for seamless round tubes and bright steel in the material 1.4571 are now increasing considerably, so that the Lz is in the range between €0.07 and €0.20

October 2022 stainless steel price and solution infos

Due to the slightly increasing alloy surcharge in October 2022, the stainless steel profile prices will be at about the same price level as in 2010 and 2011, i.e. more than 10 years ago. What use is this to us today? The real benefit is that we know: to have survived many crises without war and strife. Back then, the economy was unknowingly moving away from the global crisis of 2008. Back in 2008, the reasons were the credit bubble in the US. The second reason was the correction of the real estate boom across Europe and oil prices which were at an all-time high in 2008. What have we all learned from this? In 2008 the jump in Brent crude oil monthly closing price was $79.27 Dollars and today 2022 we have a price of 90.67US$ in the Brent crude oil monthly closing price 2008. Conclusion: It is a great respect to pay tribute to the stainless steel producers are also active in the field of real sustainability and use electricity from alternative energy sources for production.


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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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.