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News on the latest technological processes and equipment used in all stages of the steelmaking process.
Coke, Iron and Alternate Iron Production

News items including recovery and non-recovery coke production as well as blast furnace, iron ore, DRI and other sources of iron.

Long Products Rolling

Includes bar, rod, wire and structural rolling and finishing processes.

Cold Rolling

Includes cold rolling mills, skinpass rolling and related processes.

Plant Operations

News items on technologies necessary to ensure the smooth operation of iron and steel mills.

Continuous Casting

Includes news about all types of continuous casting processes, including strip, thin strip, bloom, billet and beam.

Process Lines

Includes galvanizing, tinning, coating, blanking and all other types of process lines.

Converter Steelmaking

News about the production of steel using basic oxygen converters.

Secondary Metallurgy

News related to secondary refining and ladle technologies.

EAF Steelmaking

News about electric arc furnace steel production.

Specialty Alloy and Foundry

The latest technological news related to specialty alloys and foundries.

Flat Products Rolling

Includes hot strip mill and plate rolling news.

Tubular Rolling

Includes seamless and welded pipe, tube and OCTG rolling and finishing processes.

Latest News

Houghton International Resurrects Its Popular Industry Periodical for Sesquicentennial Anniversary Issue

12 May 2015 - Houghton International Inc., a global leader in metalworking fluids, is bringing back its popular industrial periodical, The Houghton Line, to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary.

EUROFER Calls for a Timely and Effective EU Trade Policy -- EU Imports Surge Forced Closures of Stainless Steel Drawn Wires Producers

11 May 2015 - In line with the modest European economic recovery, the stainless steel long products demand in Europe recorded a slight improvement in 2014. However, imports from third countries benefited most from the increase in apparent consumption.

TimkenSteel Produces Blooms on “Jumbo” Caster Designed by SMS group for Wide Range of Steel Grades

11 May 2015 - TimkenSteel has successfully commissioned its vertical continuous caster in Canton, Ohio, U.S.A. The first heat was successfully cast in 2014. TimkenSteel is presently ramping up production to full capacity.

New York’s 3 World Trade Center Chooses Outokumpu Stainless Steel for Its Facade

08 May 2015 - The Finnish stainless steel manufacturer Outokumpu will deliver the façade material for the prestigious World Trade Center’s third tower in New York City, USA. Once complete, the tower, known as 3 World Trade Center (3WTC), will be a unique addition to the New York skyline with its distinctive and appealing Linen look.

Magnetation LLC Reaches Agreement with Noteholders to Restructure Balance Sheet and Provide New Financing

08 May 2015 - - Secures $135 Million in Debtor-In-Possession Financing to Implement Financial Restructuring as Part of Chapter 11 Reorganization Filing - Operations and Customer Shipments to Continue Uninterrupted

Co-Operation Agreement Signed Between Paul Wurth and China Steel Corp.

08 May 2015 - On 8 April 2015, Paul Wurth S.A. and the Taiwan-based steelmaker China Steel Corporation (CSC) signed a Co-operation Agreement in the field of upcoming ironmaking plant construction projects in the Southeast Asian region, including material handling, sinter plants, blast furnaces and direct reduction plants.

New Coal-Injection Plant for Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH

07 May 2015 - Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH (SZFG) has invested in a new major plant within the metallurgy area, namely the coal-injection system for the A and B blast furnaces. This plant has now commenced operation and is already reducing the costs for pig iron production.

ArcelorMittal Launches S390 EK, a Green, Cost-Effective Solution for Silos and Tanks

06 May 2015 - ArcelorMittal has launched its new high-strength steel grade S390 EK, an innovative, competitive and environmentally friendly solution for the manufacture of silos and tanks. Unlike any other product currently on the market, S390 EK includes two-side enamelling to avoid fish-scaling, thus eliminating the need for specific surface treatments or doped ground enamel, while demonstrating high mechanical properties after enamel firing to withstand load pressure in the silo.

Valmont Coatings Division Wins the Prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award" in Hot-Dip Galvanizing

06 May 2015 - At its recent Annual Meeting, the American Galvanizing Association (AGA) awarded Valmont's Coatings Division top honors in four Excellence Categories associated with the hot-dip galvanizing process. More than 100 projects from galvanizers from around the world were submitted to a panel of architects and engineers to be judged in 14 Categories.

ARCEO launches a 60 million EUR investment in Belgium with a breakthrough coating technology

05 May 2015 - ARCEO, a joint venture from ArcelorMittal and Sogepa (Société de Gestion et de Participations) is investing 60 million EUR in the construction of an innovative coating line at Kessales (Liège) in Belgium.

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