Stainless demand rising: Outokumpu exec
May 30, 2013 | 12:35 PM
| Daniel Fitzgerald
NEW YORK Stainless steel consumption in the appliance sector is beating expectations and growing in 2013, while the trend toward lightweighting in automotive production also should boost stainless consumption, according to Steven Wasil, Outokumpu Stainless USA LLCs director of national sales.
An expected drop in stainless steel usage in the appliance sector in 2013 "has not manifested itself," Wasil told AMM in an interview. "What has actually happened is the opposite: weve seen continued use of stainless, not only in exposed panel applications such as fridge doors but ... a huge increase in internal components using stainless," he said.....
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