CENTRAVIS Sposnored Stainless and Special Steels 2008 Conference
OREANDA-NEWS On 27 October was announced, that the Fourth international conference “Stainless and Special Steels 2008” took place in Dnepropetrovsk on October 16 - 17. The international holding company CENTRAVIS acted as the general sponsor of the action.
The first day of conference has included four sessions:
Stainless steel markets.
In the context of sessions, the participants have discussed a situation in the stainless rolled metal market in Russia, import quotas and dumping in Russia, a question of quality of work with the end user. The conference delegates have discussed also the stainless steel flat section market in Ukraine from the point of view of the delivered product mix change and development prospects in 2009. The review of new projects in the chemical industry in CIS as one of the basic consuming branches and the glance at consumption of stainless steel rolled section in Ukraine have been given. The Pipe Research Institute has held the session on manufacturing and processing techniques of pipes from corrosion-proof steel grades and alloys, where the tendencies of the stainless steel seamless pipe market in Russia and welded stainless pipe market in Russia and Ukraine have also been discussed.
Director for business development and strategy of CENTRAVIS Ilia Shirokobrod has defined the world market of stainless steel seamless pipes. In particular, Ilia Shirokobrod has noticed that the world market of seamless pipes is in the most favorable position under the conditions of world financial crisis, and has informed that he does not expect a reduction in demand for seamless stainless pipes.
Besides it, on the first day the open discussion “the Market and the Prices in 2009” has taken place, during which the main market players have given their forecasts, and have discussed the action program for 2009 as well.
Next day, in the context of conference the excursion to Joint-Stock Company “CENTRAVIS PRODUCTION UKRAINE” factory has taken place. The final stage of installation of the new tube-pressing line, and the new production line in work and the site of U-shaped pipes manufacture in tube-drawing shop have been shown to the conference participants.
The leading metallurgical companies of Russia and Ukraine have taken part in the conference: ARCELORMITTAL STAINLESS INTERNATIONAL, THYSSENKRUPP, SANDVIK, TUBACEX, CENTRAVIS, DNEPROSPETSSTAL, ELECTROSTAL, URALTRUBOSTAL, AGIS STAL, UNITON, and TISKO UKRAINE.