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Carpenter Technology to take space in Mellon Bank Center (US)

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Carpenter Technologies Corp. is taking space in Mellon Bank Center for its new Philadelphia headquarters. The company is leasing approximately 22,000 square feet in the office tower at 1735 Market St. in Philadelphia’s Central Business District (Credit Photo @ T Caldwell)

Carpenter Technology Corp. is taking space in Mellon Bank Center for its new Philadelphia headquarters. The company is leasing approximately 22,000 square feet in the office tower at 1735 Market St. in Philadelphia’s Central Business District.   The lease hasn’t been finalized but is close to being wrapped up, said Wayne Fisher, a broker at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, at a Center City District event onRead more

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Gerdau sells specialty steel SIDENOR unit in Spain to Clerbil for €155 Million (US)


May 20 Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau SA said on Friday it sealed a deal to sell its specialty steel unit in Spain to Clerbil SL for 155 million euros, with a potential of receiving an additional 45 million euros depending on future performance. The deal is expected to be finalized in July, the company said in a securities filing.

Gerdau S.A. announces today the completion of a definitive agreement to sell its company producer of specialty steel in Spain for Clerbil SL, investment group with international experience formed by local executives of the Company, led by the current CEO of the operation, José Jainaga. The transaction value is € 155 million, with the possibility of receiving up to € 45 million additional by the end of five yearsRead more

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Kobe Steel, & Studsvik to establish JV Company focused on Japanese Nuclear Waste Management (US)

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Studsvik (STO:SVIK) and Kobe Steel, Ltd have today announced the creation of a new Japanese joint venture (“KOBELCO STUDSVIK Co. Ltd.”) company focused on delivering design, engineering and implementation to provide radioactive waste management solutions to the Japanese nuclear industry. A Japanese company, with shareholding of 51 % Kobe Steel and 49 % Studsvik, will be formed to carry out the Read more

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Events that transformed the aluminium market (US)


Jean Marchand was born and brought up in Montreal, Quebec in Canada. He joined Alcan through Montreal’s Concordia University campus placement in 1981 as an accounting analyst. Following Rio Tinto’s acquisition of Alcan, Marchand was appointed director, global remelt ingot sales, marketing and price risk management at the Rio Tinto Aluminium product group.  He retired from Rio Tinto on December 31, 2015. (Credit Photo @ Metalbulletin)

 Aluminium industry veteran Jean Marchand has witnessed major game changers in his career, from the launch of the London Metal Exchange contract, the collapse of the former USSR, premium volatility and financing games, to the change in the market structure and consolidation. “If anyone tells me aluminium is a boring industry, I would love to debate that point with them,” Marchand, who recently retired from Rio Tinto as director of global remelt ingot management, sales and marketing aluminium, said. Marchand, who was recruited

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High-entropy alloys could be used in hotter-running jet-engine blades (US)

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The best thing about high-entropy alloys — the massive number of possibilities — can also be researchers’ biggest challenge. With more than 80 metallic elements in the periodic table, says Miracle, “there are way too many alloys to test, and not enough time”. For his own work on high-entropy alloys for aircraft engines and aeroplane frames, he is searching for materials that are lighter, more resistant to corrosion and better able to maintain their strength at high temperatures than anything currently available. (Credit Photo @ nature)

At first glance, the machine seems to be building a miniature cityscape. A ring of nozzles fires four jets of powdered metal into a downward-pointed laser beam, which fuses the colliding grains in a bright orange glow. The mixed grains then solidify on the growing tip of a small pillar of metal alloy. Once the pillar is 1–2 centimetres high, the platform that holds it shifts to the side, and the machine starts to buildRead more

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Trump : “When I’m president, guess what, steel is coming back to Pittsburgh,” (US)

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Donald Trump delivers remarks at a rally in Pittsburgh on April 13. (Credit Photo @ AP Photo )

PITTSBURGH — Donald Trump vowed to bring back Pittsburgh’s once-thriving steel and coal industries at a rally here on Wednesday night. Trump, whose campaign is premised on the idea of restoring the country to a lost greatness closely associated with a mid-20th century industrial economy that supported a large middle class, has been making locally tailored economic pitches as he’s campaignedRead more

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New European-Canadian research to explore additive repair for aerospace (US)

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Additive manufacturing experts at the Nuclear AMRC are leading international research into innovative repair technologies for the aerospace industry. (Credit Photo @ AMRC)

The Amos project (Additive manufacturing optimisation and simulation platform for repairing and remanufacturing of aerospace components) is a collaboration between researchers and manufacturers in Europe and Canada, led by the University of Sheffield AMRC. Amos will investigate a range of direct energy deposition techniques which

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US Army introduces the new superalloy Mondaloy 200 for Rocket Engines (US)

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Demonstration of Mondaloy 200, which was co-developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne and the AFRL Materials Directorate, was a critical step to proving the unique combination of high-strength and burn resistance necessary for hardware survival in the harsh ORSC rocket environment. (Credit Photo @ US Army)

5/13/2016 – EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne (subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, NYSE: AJRD) achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of nextRead more

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SIJ acquires its customer ORO MET (Slovenian)


Kako je s kupnino za podjetje ORO MET, ki jo bo direktor hčerinske družbe Slovenske industrije jekla Ravne Steel Center Boštjan Taljat tako rekoč plačal tudi sam sebi kot enemu nejvečjih lastnikov, nam niso povedali. Če nič drugega, pa je kupljena družba hitro rastoča in dobičkonosna. Slika je s tiskovne konference po nakupu, z leve direktor ORO MET Jernej Pavlin, direktor SIJ za poslovni razvoj in strategijo Mitja Kolbe ter direktor korporativnega komuniciranja SIJ Denis Mancevič. (Credit Photo @ Jure Makovec)

SIJ – Slovenska industrija jekla oziroma njena hčerinska družba Ravne Steel Center je kupila 51-odstotni delež pivške družbe ORO MET. To podjetje je že doslej sodilo med kupce družbe SIJ, pri izdelavi orodnih plošč za orodjarneRead more

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Forgemasters chairman on steel crisis: ‘Give manufacturing a stronger voice in Government’ (US)

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Tony Pedder, a board member at EEF and former managing director at British Steel, called for urgent action at a European Union-level “in days and weeks not months and years” to address the challenges faced by the steel industry. (Credit Photo @ The Yorkshire)

LEADING INDUSTRIALISTS have called for the creation of an independent body to develop a long-term manufacturing strategy as fears grow that the decline of Britain’s steel industry will fatally undermine efforts to rebalance the UK economy. Tony Pedder, chairman of Sheffield Forgemasters and a steel industry veteran of 30 years, told The Yorkshire Post that an advisory board would give a voice to underpin the Department for BusinessRead more

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Alabama University surfs the swell of a powerful additive manufacturing wave (US)

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UAH additive manufacturing researchers, from left: Front – Judy Schneider, mechanical and aerospace engineering (MAE); Phil Farrington, industrial & systems engineering and engineering management (ISEEM); Sherri Messimer, ISEEM. Back – Tom Stockan, MAE; Ken Zwo, MAE; Ben Beeker, MAE; Mike Banish, chemical and materials engineering; Justin Sweitzer, MAE. (Credit Photo @ Michael Mercier)

The many advantages of additive manufacturing, including cost control and precision, are pushing the adoption of the technique in plastics and metals in the automotive and manufacturing industry, as well as at NASA and in the U.S. military. It’s one thing to be able to print parts that were formerly cast and machined, but it’s another to say thatRead more

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VDM Metals, the world leader in Nickel alloys flat products (German)

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Die Speziallegierungen von VDM Metals halten bis zu 1.100 Grad aus

Altena. Mit Argusaugen inspiziert Bülent Kulug glänzende Metallstangen. Der Mann hat einen Blick für Macken, Maße und Legierungen – und lacht: „Ich bin die letzte Instanz. Nur wenn ich Ja sage, gehen die Stangen zum Kunden.“ Auch Friedrich Stenner und Sandra Jokel schmunzeln, aber aus einem anderen Grund: „Wir machen alles wieder kaputt.“ Bei Read more

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Emmanuel Macron au Creusot : «Il y a un avenir pour le nucléaire»

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Pour le Ministre de l’Economie, qui s’est rendu à la Forge du Creusot, le nucléaire reste clairement une filière d’avenir, pour laquelle il faut veiller à assurer son futur en lui donnant les moyens de s’imposer à l’export. En faisant de l’association AREVA NP – EDF le socle du renouvellement, obligatoire et incontournable, du parc nucléaire en France. Emmanuel Macron veut clairement faire sortir AREVA du tunnel.. (Credit Photo @ Creusot Forge)

«On est en train de refonder le nucléaire français. On avait perdu l’habitude de voir que cela n’est pas forcément simple. En 1964, au lancement du programme, cela avait suscité des inquiétudes, il y avait eu des retards. Et puis on a exploité. On a beaucoup exploité, en croyant que l’on pouvait toujours demander plus. Depuis quelques années c’est l’inverse. Mais moi je ne veux pas céder au défaitisme. Il y a Read more

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These Scientists Are Writing The 3D-Printing Cookbook For GE (US)

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Vinciquerra (right) and Andy Deal, a metallurgist in the Additive Materials Lab are loading sets of sample 3D printed metal parts in a vacuum oven for post-processing at GE Global Research. (Credit Photo @ GE Global Research)

It would be a stretch to say that Joe Vinciquerra is the Julia Child of GE. But Vinciquerra, the manager of the newly formed Additive Materials Lab at GE Global Research, is creating a cookbook that will likely impact manufacturing across GE the same way “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” shook up American kitchens. Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is exploding right now. GE estimates that by 2025, more than 20 percent of new products will involve additive processes of some kind. But there’s no cookbookRead more

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Le Centre de métallurgie du Quebec investi dans l’impression 3D de poudres métalliques

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Le Centre de métallurgie du Québec vient juste de recevoir la somme nécessaire à la conclusion du financement de la phase 3 de son plan de développement que la direction planche déjà sur une quatrième phase impliquant des investissements variant entre cinq et huit millions de dollars. La direction de ce centre de transfert technologique du Cégep de Trois-Rivières veut développer de nouvelles technologies pour la mise en fonction des terres rares. Les éléments de terres rares sont composés de près de 20 métaux nécessaires à la fabrication de batteriesRead more

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Maizières-lès-Metz : plongée dans le plus grand centre de recherche au monde d’ArcelorMittal

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Fréderic Grein, directeur général du campus. (Credit Photo @ Maury GOLINI- Le Republicain Lorrain)

C’est le plus grand centre de recherche d’ArcelorMittal au monde. Avec quelque 560 salariés, le campus de Maizières-lès-Metz est l’un des fleurons du groupe industriel. C’est là que les ingénieurs et techniciens élaborent les aciers du futur, destinés à l’automobile ou aux emballages.  C’est une usine miniature, où les hauts fourneaux ne dépassent pas 10 mètres de haut. Dans de vastes halls, on teste, façon haute couture, des dosages d’ingrédients, des manières de les mélanger, des combinaisons de cuit et de recuit, et on scrute le résultat au microscope électronique, à l’échelle de l’atome. Derrière bleus de travail et blouses blanches se devinent souvent chemises et cravates. LeRead more

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Oxford University Hosts the 1st International Workshop on Mechanistic Behaviour of HCP alloys (US)


From 30th May to 1st April, the hexagonal materials community descended on Pembroke College, University of Oxford to convene for the first International Workshop on Mechanistic Behaviour of HCP alloys. The sun was shining as the students, academics and industrial representatives gathered to present and discuss a wide range of topics involving hexagonal materials.  After a short introduction from workshop organiser Ben Britton (HexMat, Imperial), the workshop kicked off with the first keynote from William Curtin (EPFL) on Read more

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Titanium Fills Vital Role for Boeing and Russia (US)

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Titanium rolls at the Avisma foundry in Verkhnaya Salda, Russia. The plant was once a secret producer of nuclear missile parts.( Credit Photo Olga Kravets @ The New York Times)

VERKHNAYA SALDA, Russia — Boeing needs to make its airliners lighter, and for that it needs titanium. And for that lightweight and strong metal, the American aircraft maker comes to this small city in the Ural Mountains. At the Avisma titanium foundry, a once-secret factory that made nuclear missile parts during the cold war, titanium ribs for Boeing airplanes are stacked in piles like lumber. In an annex, a Boeing and Avisma joint venture called Ural Boeing Manufacturing grinds forged parts destined for America. A third of all Boeing jet Read more

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Chevrolet supplied million tons of forgings & castings during the World War II (US)



Between 1942 and 1945, Chevrolet manufactured 60,000 Pratt & Whitney bomber and cargo plane engines, 3,000 90 mm cannon barrels, 500,000 trucks, 8 million artillery shells, 1 million tons of aluminum forgings, 1 million tons Read more

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New Metal Foam Armor Can Disintegrate Bullets (US)

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Metal foams are strong enough to stop armor-piercing bullets, while being light, flame- and heat-resistant, and they can block many forms of radiation. So what will they be used to manufacture? (Credit Photo @ Afsaneh Rabiei | North Carolina State University)

A new metal foam able to stop a speeding bullet is the latest in a new generation of materials with a myriad of different potential uses. When impacted by a bullet, even a fast-moving projectile shatters into a cloud of dust. The new substance is also significantly lighter than armor plating, making it a perfect material for armor-plating vehiclesRead more

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Midas to diversify into aviation, aerospace sectors (US)


Mr Chew said that ultimately, “we want to build Midas into a multi-faceted company, with around 30 per cent of revenue coming from non-China projects”. (Credit Photo @ CHEW SENG KIM)

Midas Holdings is eyeing expansion into new business segments and geographical markets while continuing to strengthen its position in China’s rail transport sector. The mainboard-listed firm, which mainly provides aluminium alloy products to train manufacturers, will be able to diversify into the aviation and aerospace industries following the acquisition of Huicheng Capital, chief executive Patrick Chew said. The $264 million deal, announced in Read more

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ABS Approves First Subsea’s Large Scale Steel Forgings (US)

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First Subsea gets ABS 2009 Approval for larger R4 steel forgings up to 562mm diameter. (Photo: First Subsea)

Subsea mooring specialist, First Subsea, has achieved American Bureau of Shipping ABS 2009 Approval for its larger R4 steel forgings up to 562mm diameter. These are the largest diameter forgings to have received the approval, and set the benchmark for Offshore Mooring Accessories with forged bars to the requirements of ‘ABS Guide for Offshore Mooring Chain (2009)’, section 1.9 Special Subsea Mooring Connectors.
The ABS 2009 Certification of Offshore Mooring Chain (updated 2014) specifies the requirements for materials, design, manufacture, and testing of offshore mooring chain and accessories, including special subsea mooring

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Alloy Wire International hails best ever ‘Wire 2016’ with hundreds of new enquiries (US)

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BOSSES of one of a Brierley Hill manufacturer of round, flat, shaped profile and electrical resistance wire have hailed ‘Wire Dusseldorf 2016’ the best yet. Alloy Wire International saw more than 250 serious enquiries during the five-day show, with interest for its extending range of Exotic Nickel alloys coming from all corners of the globe, including Australia, Japan, the US and Europe. They came from customers in the automotive, aerospace, defence,Read more

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Eugène Schneider : le maître de forge en majesté (Fr)

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Eugène Schneider est un bel exemple de la supériorité de l’initiative individuelle sur les meilleures intentions du monde étatique.

Ses ouvriers l’avaient surnommé « le grand rouge » en raison de sa chevelure flamboyante. Eugène Schneider (Bidestroff, Meurthe-et-Moselle, 30 mars 1805 – Paris, 27 novembre 1875), fondateur d’une prestigieuse dynastie, a été l’incarnation du maître de forges de la Révolution industrielle. Il a réussi à donner vie à un établissement créé sous l’Ancien Régime mais qui n’avait jamais réussi à fonctionner correctement : exemple de la supériorité de l’initiative individuelle sur les meilleures intentions du monde étatique. Le nom des Schneider s’est ainsi identifié pendant quatre générations à la petite ville du Creusot, insignifiante bourgade du sud de la Bourgogne dont le nom vaRead more

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Game of Thrones Promotes the Valyrian Steels (US)

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Ice : the Sword of Eddard Stark (Credit Photo @ HBO)


This night, HBO TV network will  launch the all new season 6 of Game of Thrones . The best Tv show ever made, Game of thrones popularized the forging steels mainly the forging sword . Valyrian steel is a damsacus   forged steel   in the days of the mighty Valyrian Freehold. It is exceptionally sharp and tremendously strong, yet light, keeping its edge forever without the need for sharpening. Here under the  3 famous  forging  Valyring  forging Steels in the Game of the Thrones  Tv Show ; 
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Sanyo Special Steels Opens a new $55 million Facility in Mexico (Spanish)

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Guanajuato, Guanajuato, abril 7.- La consolidación del clúster automotriz en Guanajuato sigue; ahora los 46 municipios están preparados para recibir, atender y aprovechar la llegada de empresas del ramo para ofrecer su capital humano, dijo el Gobernador, Miguel Márquez Márquez. Durante la colocación de la primera piedra de la empresa Sanyo Special Steel en el parque industrial Marabis, el mandatario Read more

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SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH opens new warehouse for special steel in Chongqing, China (US)

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With the new warehouse for special steel in Chongqing, China, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH is able to meet the needs of local manufacturers of automotive components and plastic moulds with the group’s technical steels, technical support and real-time processing (Credit Photo @ SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH)

SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH International GmbH is expanding its sales and services network in China: In January 2016, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH began operating a new warehouse for special steel with a first focus on tool steel in Chongqing. The 2,000 m² facility is equipped with state-of-the-art sawing technologies and high-tech milling machines. Customers benefit from shorter delivery times and tailor made cutting services for the tool steels from the group’s own production. The product portfolio includes cold-work and high-speed steel grades, steel for plastic moulding and hot work steel from the SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH companies Deutsche Edelstahlwerke (D) and Finkl Steel (CA, US). With expanded sales and service capacities, SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH International is now also able to meetRead more

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Advanced Blade Casting Facility will benefit form Rolls-Royce £800 Million Deal (US)

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The Advanced Blade Casting Facility on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham (Credit Photo @ The Telegraph)

A Rolls-Royce factory in Rotherham will play a key part in a groundbreaking £800m order from an Indonesian airline, helping to safeguard 160 jobs. The Advanced Blade Casting Facility on the Advanced Manufacturing Park will make turbine blades for Trent 7000 engines ordered by Garuda Indonesia. They will be fitted to the airline’s 14 Airbus A330neo aircraft. It is the first big order for the £110m factoryRead more

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Outokumpu and Fraunhofer Institute work together on lightweight solutions for electric vehicles (US)

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Outokumpu material experts are working on future-oriented stainless steel solutions in cooperation with scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, in Germany. The latest innovation is a new battery pack that is specifically designed for electric vehicles. The battery pack combines several lightweight engineering technologies as well as new types of cooling and structural strategies. The Forta H1000 austenitic, ultra-high-strength stainless steel from Outokumpu enables the implementation of structural lightweight engineering initiatives, while providing a high level of safety. Says Stefan Lindner, Senior Technical Manager for Automotive segment at Read more

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Commodity Vs Speciality : the European Steelmaking Dilemma

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“Every steel company, particularly the major companies, they’re looking at value addition, meaning high-end value-added steel products ….I don’t think anybody can do more than 30 percent, 35 percent so the balance 65 percent remains commodity grade steel.”

Seshagiri Rao, -Director -JSW Steel Ltd (India)

“Sticking to technological and quality leadership will be the only solution for European steel producers to secure profitability and future growth,”

Wolfgang Eder- Voestalpine – CEO

“If China takes the ‘commodity’ end of the market — and it’s not as if they are only focusing on that — then it takes with it the specialty segment, because it is impossible to sustainably operate on high-grade or specialty alone”.

Charles de Lusignan. – Eurofer spokesman

“An integrated steel plant only makes sense at a scale of at least 3 million tonnes, and must be used to full capacity to be cost-effective”.

Heinz Joerg Fuhrmann- Salzgitter – CEO

The companies that survive, especially in high-cost countries, will have to find creative ways to develop closer relationships with their customers. They can do this even when the steel they produce is commodity grade

Charles de Lusignan. – Eurofer spokesman

“Profitability is all about value creation for your customers. Commodity producers can for example excel in services provided to their customers: short delivery times, small order quantities, 24-7 order intakes, client-specific product dimensions, etc.”

Jeremy Platt, – analyst at UK-based consultancy MEPS

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