Taigang Steel tank container stainless steel, cold-rolling sheet will seize 80% of the domestic market.
In face of the fierce marketing competition, tank stainless cold-roller market, one of the key varieties in Tai Steel Company, will continuously maintain the first place in domestic market occupancy for years on end. It has seized over 80% and becomes a major member in clans of ‘No.1’ in domestic market occupancy in Tai Steel.
Container is a vessel used to carry cargos when using different transportation means such as sea land and air for joint transport. Transportation via container is a development orientation for freight transport that is of major significance to bring down comprehensive logistics cost of the society and boost domestic, overseas and international supply chain. Following varying purposes, containers can be divided into multiple types. Tank container is a special vessel manufactured to transport food, drug, fuel and chemical products, so it’s also called liquid container. Its structural characteristic is to fix a liquid tank in the metal framework. As tank container is transported in the sea in a long term and transport articles have strong corrosion, use of stainless steel for the tanks becomes a mainstream.
Speedy development of the container freight spurs prosperity of the container manufacturing industry and brings about opportunities to manufacturers of materials. Before 2007, domestic tank containers and their manufacturing materials were all imported. Since 2008, domestic trial tank container officially started. A couple of ensuing years that followed, several lines of tank container production lines were successively put into operation in China and demands for stainless steel materials are mushrooming. To cater to the development trend of tank container box industry, Taigang Steel and leading companies in domestic container manufacturing world have conducted strategic cooperation, jointly research and develop stainless steel products for tank containers and quicken substitution of imported products.
Manufacturers of tank containers have high requirements on performance and surface of stainless steel materials. Innovation of technologies and improvement of quality control level are pivotal. Teams to tackle with production, sales and research of stainless steel products used for tank box in Taigang Steel has been carrying out a string of technological handling, break through technological difficulties and successfully get through technological paths. With full-line intensification of production outfits and quality tracking and controlling, it works towards perfection and forges perfection before eventually developing high-quality tank stainless steel products with high performance, speedily forming mass production capacity with ‘customization’ as characteristics, unshackling monopoly of the product in the sector for a long term and successfully replacing the import. Stainless steel cold-rolled plates used for the tank box thus becomes a classical representative for numerous ‘initiative and first-used’ products in Taigang Steel. For the moment, Taigang Steel has become main provider for stainless steel materials needed by three major manufacturers of tank containers in China.
It is known that other than having all advantages of container transport, tank container can boot shipped quantity by 45%. It also has such characteristics as convenience, safety, environmental conservation and aesthetics. Therefore, advanced countries in the world would force to boost substitution of barrel transport with tank transport. Domestic container transport sector is also vigorously boosting intensive and environmental transport means. Tank stainless steel materials have broad prospects.
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