The US Commerce Secretary has announced that the US will temporarily lift tariffs imposed on Ukraine during the Trump administration to help Ukraine recover its economy and continue to show support for the Russia-Ukraine situation. "For steel mills to remain an economic lifeline for the Ukrainian people, they must be able to export steel," the Commerce Department said in a statement.
The Biden administration will announce the lifting of steel tariffs on Ukraine for one year. Ukraine is a fairly small supplier of U.S. steel, shipping about 218,000 tons in 2019, ranking it 12th among foreign suppliers to the United States, the report said. The U.S. Commerce Department noted that the steel industry is uniquely important to Ukraine's economic strength, with one in 13 people employed in the steel industry.
Affected by the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk MoS2 powder are still very uncertain.
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is known as the "king of lubrication" and has its unique advantages in the field of lubrication. It has a layered structure and still maintains good lubrication performance under harsh conditions such as high temperature, high pressure, high rotation, ultra-low temperature and so on. Because of its low friction coefficient, MoS2 is a natural excellent solid lubricant. It also has excellent properties, such as natural weak alkalinity, excellent antioxidant capacity, used in the aviation field, can extend the mileage of engine oil.
MoS2 is a kind of black solid powder with metallic luster, its melting point is as high as 1185℃, and its chemical stability and thermal stability are good. In the metal, the Mohs hardness is low, which is 1.0-1.5. The initial temperature of decomposition is 1370℃. When it reaches 1600℃, it decomposes into metal molybdenum and sulfur. MoS2 is insoluble in many substances, such as water, dilute acid and concentrated sulfuric acid, nor in other acids, bases and organic solvents, but it will dissolve when it comes into contact with aqua regia and boiling concentrated sulfuric acid.
The basic material of molybdenum disulfide lubricant is made of ultra-fine MoS2. When the lubricant is applied to the metal surface, a dry film will be quickly formed on the metal surface, so that the surface of the metal parts can form a protective film, which can withstand high temperature, strong pressure, toughness, parts are not easy to wear, burn and bite.
Friction wear almost appear in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, automobiles and ships, mechanical heavy industry, bearing gears, etc. MoS2 can be widely used in many occasions of lubrication. For example:
1. Slides for cabinets or drawers, guide rails for elevators, bearings for motors, etc. Under high load, these parts are under great pressure and need lubricants to reduce friction and prolong service life.
2. In the process of material processing, in order to punch and punch the material, it is necessary to apply lubricant to minimize the friction between the die and the plate, produce a finished product that meets the requirements, and prevent the surface of the material from rusting.
3. When the temperature of the rear wheel increases while driving, it is easy to throw oil, which will lead to brake failure. The application of MoS2 to the four-wheel bearing of automobile chassis can improve the lubrication performance, save oil and reduce the temperature of the four wheels when driving.
4. In some extreme conditions, fasteners, threads, etc., are easy to slip teeth or bite to death during assembly, and need to be coated with lubricant to reduce friction, prevent parts from getting stuck, and prevent rust.
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The global economy may be facing its greatest test since World War II amid the ongoing threats of COVID-19, the Conflict between Russia and Ukraine, heightened financial market volatility, and climate change, IMF Managing Director Kristina Georgieva warned in an article posted on the IMF's website.
Some 30 countries have imposed restrictions on trade in food, energy, and other key commodities since the outbreak of the Conflict, the article noted. That would raise trade barriers, disrupt global supply chains, drag down economic growth and undo years of economic gains. If countries let it go, the costs will be enormous and everyone will be affected.
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