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Automation in the Steel Industry

Today, the steel industry in the United States reflects the impacts of ongoing technological change. The increased use of automation technology has affected the way steel plants function. Someone who worked in a steel mill during the 1970s or 1980s might have difficulty recognizing the same plant in 2019.

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Protecting steel with citric acid

Citric acid is a weak acid that occurs naturally in fruits, such as lemons and limes. Alternatively, some commercially available products have citric acid in them. Weak acids act as a buffer in acid-base chemistry and work to mitigate oxidation-reduction effects.

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China cracks down on steel-dumping

China is imposing anti-dumping duties for certain stainless steel products from Japan, Indonesia, the European Union (EU), and South Korea. They plan to apply tariffs between 18.1 and 103.1 percent to stainless steel hot-rolled plates and billets.

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