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Forecast: The World Will Demand More Steel in 2018

16 Oct 2017 - Global steel demand is projected to reach 1.62 billion tons this year and grow 1.6% in the following year, according to a new short-range forecast from the World Steel Association.

Tata Executive: Spinoff of Merged European Business Will Be Later, Not Sooner

16 Oct 2017 - An anticipated spinoff of Tata Steel and thyssenkrupp’s European joint venture won’t happen for another two to three years, reports the Reuters news service. 

Steel is Better, Stronger ... And Automakers Notice

16 Oct 2017 - If you’re wanting real-world examples of the inroads advanced steels have made with automakers, look no further than the Audi A8 sedan, which had used an all-aluminum body but now has returned to using steel. 

Czech Mill Plans Caster Mold Improvements

16 Oct 2017 - ArcelorMittal’s unit in the Czech Republic, ArcelorMittal Ostrava, is upgrading a round bloom caster with a mold that uses fiber optics to read temperatures instead of thermocouples.

Kobe Steel Crisis Worsens With New Disclosure

13 Oct 2017 - Kobe Steel Ltd.’s product-quality data scandal worsened on Friday as the company disclosed that some steel products were shipped despite failing to meet customer specifications and that more customers had been affected by the overall problem than first thought. 

Trump Administration's NAFTA Proposal Leaves Deal's Future Cloudy

13 Oct 2017 - The Trump administration is proposing a revision to the North American Free Trade Agreement’s rules of origin for autos, adding steel and some other materials in the auto parts tracing list, reports the Reuters news service.  

Italian Mill Orders Remotely Operated Taphole Equipment

13 Oct 2017 - Italy’s Acciaierie Bertoli Safau has ordered an equipment package that will eliminate the need to man the eccentric bottom taphole sump panel. 

Heat Treat Equipment Maker Wins Orders for Annealing Facility Expansions

13 Oct 2017 - voestalpine is expanding its new bell annealing facility in Linz, Austria, adding four high-temperature workbases, according to the equipment supplier, Ebner Industrieofenbau. 

Fake Quality Data Could Cost Kobe Steel More than Money

11 Oct 2017 - About a third of the value in Kobe Steel Ltd. shares has been wiped out after the Japanese steelmaker disclosed that some employees falsified inspection certificates on copper and aluminum products and may have falsified data on powdered iron. 

Report: The World Still Has Too Much Steel Capacity

11 Oct 2017 - The steel industry has about 330 million metric tons of capacity to spare, with more set to come on-line within the next two years, reports the Reuters news service. 

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