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Process

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

Optima Specialty Steel Exits Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

17 Nov 2017 - Optima Specialty Steel Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of special bar quality steel, cold-drawn pipe and tube and other specialty products, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a new executive at the helm and a new name.  

Cleveland-Cliffs COO Announces December Retirement

17 Nov 2017 - P. Kelly Tompkins, chief operating officer at iron ore miner Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. 

TimkenSteel Cleaning Up After Ladle Spill

17 Nov 2017 - No injuries were reported after molten steel spilled from a ladle and burned through three floors at TimkenSteel Corp.’s Harrison Plant in Canton, Ohio, USA, according to reports. 

Nucor Plans US$180 Million Investment in Illinois Bar Mill

16 Nov 2017 - Nucor Corp. said it selected a site for its planned merchant bar expansion, choosing its Bourbonnais, Ill., USA, rebar plant for the US$180 million investment. 

Asian Steelmaker Starts Up New Cold Mill

16 Nov 2017 - Vietnam’s Nam Kim Steel Joint Stock Company has rolled the first coil on its new reversing cold mill at its plant in the province of Binh Duong, according the equipment supplier on the project. 

Healthier Markets Push Up Gerdau's Q3 Profits

13 Nov 2017 - Rising shipments and increased and sales, along with a companywide effort to reduce costs, lifted Gerdau SA’s third-quarter profits by 53%, the company reported. 

ArcelorMittal Allots Nearly US$300 Million for 2018 Capital Projects

13 Nov 2017 - ArcelorMittal USA is budgeting for US$276 million in capital spending for next year, with much of that being set aside for its integrated mills in northern Indiana, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana.

Kuwaiti Steelmaker Puts Bar Mill on Order

13 Nov 2017 - Italian bar mill equipment manufacturer Nuova Carpenteria Odolese (NCO) has won an order for a rebar mill from Kuwait’s Al-Oula Steel Manufacturing Company.

Mexican Furnace Maker Expands Through U.S. Acquisition

10 Nov 2017 - Industrial furnace manufacturer Nutec Bickley has acquired the key assets of U.S.-based Olson Industries for an undisclosed amount. 

Accumulating Scrap in China Could Reduce Demand for Coal, Coke

09 Nov 2017 - China’s scrap reservoir could more than double over the next eight years and enable a rise in electric arc furnace steelmaking – and drive a reduction in iron ore, coal and coke demand, according to Joseph Poveromo, president of Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting.

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