In recent weeks at Camden Yards Steel, we have continued to keep tabs on market prices trending upwards in the hot rolled, cold rolled, and hot-dipped galvanized steel categories. It no longer seems to be a question of whether or not the market prices on hot rolled steel will increase. Instead, the question is how high prices will continue to climb before plateauing.
While there are a few skeptics, industry experts believe we are a ways off from seeing a plateau because of several factors including increased lead times by mills, less mill capacity, low market inventories, and more difficult access to foreign material. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!
As mentioned in previous posts, hot rolled steel is the most basic form of carbon steel. However, the scale that is left behind on hot rolled steel after it is formed is undesirable in many manufacturing applications and processes. In order to combat the scale issue, mills started to pickle and oil their steel to create a more desirable product for end users.
Thus, hot rolled pickled and oiled (from here on referred to as HRPO) flat rolled steel coils were born. HRPO steel is still considered hot rolled steel even though it does not have any scale. The final product of HRPO steel is created when steel mills use acid baths to remove the scale that usually forms on the surface of carbon steel coil, as the coil is cooling. Click on the above title to keep reading and learn more.
The most basic form of carbon steel is hot rolled steel. Hot rolled steel coil is instantly recognizable by the bluish-tinge scale that covers the outside surface of a hot rolled carbon steel coil.
The scale covering hot rolled steel is actually iron oxide that forms on the surface of the steel during a chemical reaction that occurs when the hot rolled steel is created at a steel mill. Because of this scale, hot rolled steel is best suited for use where the surface finish is not critical to the end user. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!
At Camden Yards Steel, we are a process driven focused company specializing in the carbon flat rolled steel business. We believe that superior processes and our great people lend themselves to the best carbon flat rolled steel products on the market.
Because of this focus, we invest in the best equipment in the flat rolled steel processing market allowing our company to become experts in high speed loop type slitting, precision plate leveling, multi-cut precision blanking, and custom shearing. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!
In today’s blog we will review Camden Yards Steel’s product overview. As a flat rolled steel processing and distributing company, we specialize in cut-to-length and slit carbon steel products. Camden Yards Steel carries a wide variety of carbon flat rolled steel products in coil, slit coil, plate, sheet, and blank forms. Click the title above to keep reading and learn more!
Hello and welcome to our new website and blog! Periodically we will be posting tidbits and news about the steel industry, our professional analyses on the steel & flat rolled steel markets, and topics ranging from general steel knowledge to metallurgical findings.
We hope that you will find our site useful and that any information shared here will help you grow and expedite your business processes whether they are in either manufacturing or metal distribution. Click on the title above to keep reading and learn more!