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Bayi Iron Steel Takes the Lead in Green Buildings in China

21 Apr 2015 - Xinjiang Green Building Co was officially established in Toutunhe district in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on March 30. It is the first assets management company in Xinjiang to focus on the development of the green building industry. The newly-inaugurated company was invested in by Baosteel Group Xinjiang Bayi Iron Steel Co and another six enterprises, including the Xinjiang Natural Information Technology Investment Co headquartered in Xinjiang.

worldsteel Short Range Outlook 2015–2016

21 Apr 2015 - The World Steel Association (worldsteel) released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2015 and 2016. worldsteel forecasts that global apparent steel use will increase by 0.5% to 1,544 Mt in 2015 following growth of 0.6% in 2014. In 2016, it is forecast that world steel demand will grow by 1.4% and will reach 1,565 Mt.

Associations of Europe and North and Latin America Present Critical Document to the “New” Chinese Steel Industry Policy

21 Apr 2015 - Eight national and regional associations representing the steel industries of Europe, North and Latin America joined in expressing their concern to the Chinese government about the recently revised “Adjustment Policy 2015” to the Chinese national steel strategy, released last March.

A.G.T. Revolutionizes Thickness Gauging with Keyence Laser Sensors

21 Apr 2015 - Advanced Gauging Technologies (A.G.T.), L.L.C. in Plain City, Ohio, is a leading supplier of quality, affordable thickness gauges to the metals industry. The company’s newest gauge, the AGT800 is revolutionizing the way companies measure material by using patent pending laser triangulation technology instead of radioactive isotopes.

SSAB Is Launching Strenx, a New Brand for High-Strength Steels

21 Apr 2015 - SSAB is launching Strenx, a new high-strength structural steel product brand, which offers the most extensive portfolio of high-strength steels on the market. This will open up new competitive possibilities for customers to make stronger, lighter and more sustainable products.

ArcelorMittal Steel in the Largest Oil Discovery of Recent Years

20 Apr 2015 - ArcelorMittal will supply some 15,000 tonnes of clad plate to aid one of the largest and toughest oil projects of the last 30 years.

March Service Center Shipment Results Mirror February

20 Apr 2015 - U.S. shipments of steel were essentially flat year-on-year. Canadian results were similar, with a small decline in steel shipments.

TimkenSteel Commissions World's Largest Jumbo Bloom Vertical Caster

20 Apr 2015 - TimkenSteel, a leader in customized alloy steel products and services, held an open house ceremony on Friday, 17 April, to celebrate the commissioning of its jumbo bloom vertical caster, the largest of its kind in the world, at the Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton.

MMK Group Plans to Significantly Increase Budget for Environmental Initiatives in 2015

20 Apr 2015 - OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works plans to implement 72 initiatives within its approved 2015 Environmental Programme with a budget exceeding 3.3 bln roubles*, covering all the mill’s production plants and MMK Group entities.

HARTING's Ha-VIS preLink®: One Ethernet Cabling System for All Device Connectivity Needs

20 Apr 2015 - HARTING’s newly released Ha-VIS preLink® is an ingenious, Ethernet cabling system for the full gamut of industrial applications. It is based on the simplicity of a termination block the user wires separately, then snaps securely into any one of seven mating profiles: RJ45, PushPull RJ45, M12 D-coded, M12 X-coded, RJ45 HARTING Industrial Form Factor, RJ45 Keystone and a preLink® extender for cable extensions and transitions, solid-stranded.

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