Why does price of stainless steel wire mesh rise
Since 2018, the price of stainless steel, the raw material of stainless steel, has risen, and the price of stainless steel wire mesh has continued to rise. The environmentally-friendly air pollution attacked the government to ban stainless steel intermediate frequency furnaces and banned small and medium-sized illegal enterprises, resulting in rising raw materials of stainless steel wire mesh.
The corrosion resistance of stainless steel wire mesh is mainly due to the content of nickel and chromium in stainless steel. The rise in nickel prices has led to an increase in the price of stainless steel mesh. The higher the nickel-nickel stainless steel mesh, the higher the price. For example, the nickel content of 201, 304 and 316 is 2%, 8% and 12%. The higher the nickel content, the higher the increase of stainless steel mesh.
The price of nickel-free stainless steel nets is basically unchanged. Why is the price of nickel rising this year? This is because: Nickel is the two high-capacity countries Indonesia and Russia. First of all, Indonesia is one of the major producers of high-quality nickel ore. This year Indonesia implemented a ban on raw ore exports, and nickel ore is not sold.
Then there are factors such as the tension between Russia and the West on the Ukrainian issue and other factors driving nickel prices higher. Strong domestic demand and reduced imports have boosted domestic nickel prices. Nickel is an important raw material for stainless steel. The rise in nickel prices has pushed up the production costs of nickel-stainless steel, and the price increase of stainless steel nets is inevitable.
At present, our company has a large number of 304 stainless steel mesh stocks, such as 14 mesh, 20 mesh, 60 mesh, 80 mesh stainless steel mesh, these stock prices have not risen. Other specifications have slightly increased due to the increase in the price of stainless steel wire. The price increase of the stainless steel mesh also depends on the weight of the stainless steel mesh. For example,the current rising price of 304 stainless steel wire is 2 yuan per kilogram. Such as 10 mesh * 0.5mm 304 stainless steel mesh weight 35 kg, a volume rose 70 yuan. The 100 mesh *0.1mm 304 stainless steel mesh weighs 15kg, and the volume rises 30 yuan.
In short, the better the material, the higher the nickel content, the higher the weight of the stainless steel wire mesh, the higher the price will be.