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Tube 2014: Saving Weight: Tipping the...

by tubelinks on 04/30/2013 - 03:05 pm
Tag: Press Release

The Pipe Market - Trends and Outlook

The market for steel tubes has been recuperating following the 2008 recession, yet it still has to reach the pre-crisis levels. For Germany's steel tube industry, the year 2012 was characterised by weak market conditions within the EU, which was offset only in parts by rising demand from third countries, especially the USA, stated Frank Harms, responsible for markets and technology at the trade association Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahlrohre (German Steel Tube Association). Current manufacturing trends are towards reduced weights, increased toughness and lower manufacturing costs.

The Nord Stream project

Huge projects, such as the construction of the No ...

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Insteel Industries Acquires Assets Fr...

by tubelinks on 04/26/2013 - 03:23 pm
Tag: Press Release

Insteel Industries, Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Insteel Wire Products Company had purchased all of the concrete pipe and box culvert reinforcement production equipment and certain related assets of Tatano Wire and Steel, Inc. ("Tatano").

Tatano is a producer of welded wire reinforcement and wire products located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Insteel currently manufactures concrete pipe and box culvert reinforcement products at six facilities located in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina,Pennsylvania and Texas.  

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Tubes from Ostrava will be Used for W...

by tubelinks on 04/19/2013 - 03:18 pm
Tags: Press Release, Projects

 (AMTPO), a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal Ostrava, has concluded an important contract worth several tens of millions crowns for supplies of water tubes with polypropylene coating for an extensive project of construction of drinking water conduit in the north of France. In April and May the Ostrava-based tube plant will supply ten kilometers of spirally welded tubes with inner cement lining and with external polypropylene coating.

The total length of the water conduit named Noreade that will lead to the city of Lille is 66 kilometers. “This year, the first approximately 30 kilometers will be built of which the Ostrava tube plant will supply approximately one third. We are also neg ...

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Severstal Izhora Launches New Finishi...

by tubelinks on 04/15/2013 - 03:30 pm
Tag: Press Release

The Izhora Pipe Plant, a producer of large diameter pipes using strips supplied by the Cherepovets Steel Mill, both business units within the Russian Steel Division of OAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading steel and steel related mining companies, has commissioned a new finishing press.The new press will focus on manufacturing small diameter heavyweight pipes to supply Gazprom for the offshore section of its South Stream pipeline project.The equipment for the new press has been supplied by SMS Meer, a German company, and forms part of a wider project to develop Severstal’s large diameter pipes offering in which the company will invest approximately RUB 1.3 billion and will in ...

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wire 2014 and Tube 2014 Are Already W...

by tubelinks on 04/11/2013 - 12:45 am
Tag: Press Release

Around one year before the international No. 1 trade fairs wire and Tube get under way one thing is certain: both industrial fairs are already well booked, the official deadline for registrations for 2014 closes at the end of April.


By that time interested previous exhibitors should register with the wire ( and Tube ( project departments as the layout planning for the halls will begin from May.


For 2014 good exhibitor figures and booked space levels similar to 2012 are expected. At wire two years ago 1,313 companies presented their technical highlights from the wire and cable industry sectors in net exhibition spac ...

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Sharon Tube Brand Returns

by tubelinks on 04/10/2013 - 11:58 pm
Tag: Press Release

The parent company for Wheatland Tube knows well the reputation Sharon Tube once had for its high quality tubes, and that's why the company is announcing one of its plant in Wheatland, Pa., will take back the name.

JMC Steel Group, for John Maneely Company, will host a June 11 ribbon cutting as it reintroduces the Church Street, Wheatland, plant as Sharon Tube. Along with the announcement will be an opportunity for the company to showcase significant upgrades modernizing the plant's precision manufacturing and doubling its capacity.

Company officials said upgrades include a completely automated pickle and lube line, a new draw bench, an annealing furnace and a finishing line complete with ...

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New JV Steel Sheet Plant to Serve Tha...

by tubelinks on 04/10/2013 - 11:53 pm
Tag: Press Release

The Bt3-billion steel-sheet plant planned for Prachin Buri by Vietnam's Hoa Sen Group and two Thai partners will serve the domestic market first then export to the other nine Asean countries.

"The new factory should be completed before 2015," Phatchada Sirakaran, managing director of BK Metal Sheet, said yesterday. 

This month Hoa Sen Group, Vietnam's leading steel-sheet and steel-pipe manufacturer and trader, signed a trademark-licensing agreement with Assava Metal (Thailand) and an agreement on investment cooperation in building a steel-sheet plant in Thailand with Assava Metal and BK Metal Sheet. Pracha Assavaniwest, managing director of Assava Metal (Thailand), said the plan ...

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Anshan Steel N80Q Oil Casing Pipe Shi...

by tubelinks on 04/05/2013 - 04:25 pm
Tag: Press Release

With the half-month efforts, Anshan Steel Seamless Pipe Company-produced N80Q oil casing pipe has been successfully shipped to Malaysia.The steel giant won the order from Malaysian buyer this January, and the client expected to receive the product within 45 days. The N80Q pipe is highly required in quality, size, tortuosity and air tightness.

GIPI Delivers Pipes for 96km Daleel P...

by tubelinks on 04/05/2013 - 04:19 pm
Tag: Press Release

Gulf International Pipe Industry LLC (GIPI), the first manufacturer of 8" to 24" high pressure carbon steel pipes in Oman and a member of global pipe manufacturer TMK, has completed delivery of API 5L X52 (sour service) line pipes for Daleel Petroleum LLC. Daleel is one of the leading oil producing companies in the Sultanate of Oman. In a span of 10 years, the company successfully raised the production from 4,300 bpd to a significant record of approximately 40,000 bpd.

The expansion activities witnessed in Daleel are evident in the increasing number of drilling rigs as well as upgrading of field facilities; to meet the projected production level of 50,000 bpd in the next couple of years. Th ...

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Sutor Technology Group Limited Won an...

by tubelinks on 04/03/2013 - 12:36 am
Tag: Press Release

Sutor Technology Group, a leading China-based manufacturer and distributor of high-end fine finished steel products and welded steel pipes used by a variety of downstream applications, today announced its subsidiary Ningbo Zhehua Heavy Steel Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd. won a contract to supply 11,440 meters of spiral seam steel pipes for a water transmission pipeline project in Zhuji City, Zhejiang Province. The contract is valued at approximately $8.6 million. Deliveries are expected to begin in April 2013.

Lifang Chen, Chairwoman and CEO of Sutor commented, "We are pleased that following a bid process, Ningbo Zhehua won this major contract to supply its spiral seam steel pipes for this ...

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