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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

SSAB to Begin Process Route Shift 

14 Nov 2019 - SSAB plans to replace two of its Swedish blast furnaces with an electric arc furnace and intends to be the first to bring a fossil-fuel-free steel to the market, company officials announced during the annual Swedish Steel Prize event this week in Stockholm.

thyssenkrupp Testing Hydrogen Injection in Blast Furnaces

14 Nov 2019 - Looking to significantly reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, German steel producer thyssenkrupp has launched what it says is a series of first-of-a-kind tests into the use of hydrogen in a blast furnace.

ArcelorMittal Halting Polish Blast Furnace, Steel Shop 

14 Nov 2019 - After delaying plans to temporarily idle the blast furnace and steel shop at its Krakow works, ArcelorMittal Poland is now moving ahead, saying that a softening steel market is forcing its hand. 

U. S. Steel Targets Cut in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

13 Nov 2019 - United States Steel Corporation is committing itself to reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 20% over the next decade, the company announced Wednesday.  

Jingye Steel Enters Agreement to Buy British Steel

13 Nov 2019 - China’s Jingye Group has struck an agreement to acquire long steel manufacturer British Steel Ltd., ending months of uncertainty about its future.

World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Pilot Facility Launched in Austria

13 Nov 2019 - voestalpine has started up its pilot-scale electrolysis plant and is producing hydrogen derived from renewable sources of electricity.  According to voestalpine, the new plant has a capacity of over 6 MW. It uses renewable energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen and will be able to test whether the technology deployed is suitable for use on an industrial scale. 

ArcelorMittal to Idle Indiana Blast Furnace 

13 Nov 2019 - ArcelorMittal has decided to put the No. 3 blast furnace at its Indiana Harbor works in Indiana on idle and await an improved market rather than undergo an expensive, near-term reline, reports The Times newspaper of northwest Indiana. 

SMS group Contracted to Upgrade ArcelorMittal Re-Heat Furnaces  

13 Nov 2019 - ArcelorMittal Asturias is upgrading the walking beam furnaces at its Aviles hot strip mill with new burners, according to the project contractor, SMS group. 

Primetals Technologies Receives Order for Arvedi ESP Line

08 Nov 2019 - An unidentified Chinese steel producer has contracted Primetals Technologies to build a cast-roll plant at a new steel works in the Hebei Province.

Canadian Galvanizer Breaks Ground on New Facility

08 Nov 2019 - Canada's Corbec Steel recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new CA$40 million galvanizing plant in Hamilton, Ont., reports CanadianManufacturing.com.

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