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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

Gerdau Plans Modifications to Caster at Georgia Mill

23 Mar 2017 - Primetals Technologies has won a contract to modify the continuous caster at Gerdau’s Cartersville, Ga., USA, long products mill. 

New Joint Venture Mill Gives Final Acceptance to Coke Plant

23 Mar 2017 - Nine months after the ovens were lit, a coke plant serving a new, greenfield mill in Brazil has passed its final acceptance tests, reports SMS group subsidiary Paul Wurth. 

China's Hebei Steel Planning US$6B Mill Replacement

21 Mar 2017 - China’s largest steelmaking province has given the go-ahead to a US$6.2 billion project through which Hebei Steel Group will replace obsolete mills with new facilities – and cut capacity in the process, according to the Reuters news service. 

Rebuilt Caster at Spanish Mill Gets Up to Speed

21 Mar 2017 - ArcelorMittal Asturias has put a rebuilt slab caster at its Aviles plant in Spain back into service and is ramping up production, according to the equipment supplier on the project. 

Tata Steel Looks To Grow European Tailored Blanks Business

20 Mar 2017 - As competition from low-cost steel imports erodes demand for domestic auto steel in Europe, Tata Steel is trying to carve out a larger niche for its tailored blanks business, notes Automotive News.

POSCO Looks to Return Land for Indian Mill

20 Mar 2017 - South Korea’s POSCO is offering to surrender the acreage on which it had planned to build a US$12 billion integrated mill in India, a move that seems to put the final nail in the coffin on the long delayed project, according to reports.

Big River's Newest Employee Is a Supercomputer

20 Mar 2017 - Big River Steel has contracted with a Silicon Valley start-up that will incorporate its supercomputer-powered machine learning technology into the steelmaker’s day-to-day operations, the companies announced on Monday.

US$260 Million Investment to Boost Ternium Coating Capacity in Mexico

17 Mar 2017 - Ternium plans to invest US$260 million in a new hot-dip galvanizing line and a pre-painting line at its Pesquería plant in Mexico, the company has announced. 

ArcelorMittal Subsidiary Plans Upgrades to French Plate Mill

17 Mar 2017 - Danieli has won a contract to upgrade the plate mill at Industeel France’s Le Creusot plant.  

Investment Firm Acquires Two Heat Treatment Businesses, Looks to Expand Operations

16 Mar 2017 - Long products producer Gerdau SA has agreed to sell two U.S. metal processing businesses for an undisclosed amount.

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