price increase in steel

After a sluggish second quarter, the steel market is again facing a price increase from the month of October. The prices are expected to increase by 1500/- per M.T. in both CR and HR.

The market has become a roller coaster since last couple of years. Sometimes the prices are going up again prices are slashed. Nowadays the prices are revised monthly.This kind of volatality in the steel market has made life very much difficult for the trading comunity.

low alloy steel strips

Low alloyed steel strips are one of the key raw material in the automobile sector. Grades like 16MnCr5,EN47,HC21 and many other numerous grades has its own demand and a very big market.

But unfortunately, in India not a singal integrated steel plant is manufacturing these special grades material. The cold rolling mills are procuring the basic HR material from overseas market. Since the demand of these grades of steel is negligible in comparison to Mild Steel, no one tries to venture in this segment in India. Whereas the value addition is much more better than that of mild steel.

This segment is somewhat hidden from the Indian Manufacturers, whereas in Germany there are companies which are manufacturing more than 20 Grades in Low Alloy Steel Strips in both HR & CRCA.

glossary of terms related to steel strips

the metallurgical terms used related to steel strip are very difficult to understand for a layman.

To get acquainted with the typical terms like,annealing,austenitizing,killing,fatigue strength,etc., one need a proper glossary, to understand the significance of these terms. has devoted a special section under their tecnical information page for glossary, in which more or less entire such information is covered.

BTC-complete solution to steel strips.

steel prices go down.

steel prices has gone down globally, in the month of September.This scenario seems to continue till the end of December after which the steel prices will again face an upward trend.

The prices in all CRCA Steel Products has been cut by Rs.1000-1200 per all the big manufacturers. The prices does not seem to go down furthur, but atleast furthur price escalation is not expected before January.

complete solution to steel strips.

BTC is the most comprehensive store for steel strips. One can get the widest range of products under one roof.  Carbon Steel Strip(low carbon,medium carbon and high carbon),spring steel strip,low alloy strips(HC21,EN47,16MnCr5,etc) hardened tempered steel strip, all these items we can supply according to the requirement of OEM.

With the widest range of grades in numerous combination of sizes, BTC is a complete solution to steel strip.  

steel strip for conveyor belts.

we can supply steel strips for coveyors upto a maximum width of 520mm.These coveyor belt strips are manufactured, keeping in view the load factor, the temperature at which the conveyor is working, speed, etc.Our conveyor strips are free from cambre and dish and we can supply a small btach quantity also enabling the customer to move on with a low inventory level.

 These strips are basically manufactured in Grades C40,C62 & C80.

Perfect flatness,de-burred edges,minimal sideway movement, these are the parameters which has to be kept in mind while manufacturing steel strip for conveyors. The general hardness required is 35-40 HRC. The heat treatment of the steel needs extraordinary skills of metallurgy to make a perfect conveyor.

iron ore export

The government should ban the exports of iron ore. Might be that there is enough reserves in India for the next 100 years, but that does not mean that free export of iron ore should be allowed.

At present the per capita consumption of steel in India is 35 kgs and it will go upto 100kgs by 2020. To meet that increased consumption will there be enough iron ore by that time. India shold rather give more stress in exporting value added products rather than iron ore. Like China India should follow the strict rule of banning the export of iron ore.

This policy of the Indian Government will decide the future of the Indian Steel Industry. 

high tensile steel straps.

High Tensile (HT) is high carbon steel strapping that is heat treated to produce a product which combines high strength and elongation for shock resistance.The painted and waxed finish on these straps makes them corrosion resistant and allows the strap to flow easily through machines and around packages, promoting uniform strap tension over the entire load.We offer Light Duty Straps as well as Heavy Duty Straps, depending upon the nature of industry, handling systems, transit time,weight per packets,etc.Due to heat treatment, the elongation increases and thus very high breaking load can be aechieved. This provides maximum safety during transit or handling of material.

 High Tensile Steel strappings have become an integral part of the packaging industry. To have a look at the range of our product or more details kindly visit our website: