Rio Tinto Alcan to increase production of Constellium AIRWARE alloys ‎(US)

Le vice-président régional de Rio Tinto Alcan, Étienne Jacques, était accompagné du vice-président aux produits et technologies de Constellium, Simon Laddychuk, du directeur général du projet AIRWARE de la firme française, Olivier Leducq. En compagnie de la directrice de l’usine Dubuc, France Tremblay et de travailleurs, ils ont immortalisé le partenariat dans le cadre du […]

Apollo to invest $500 million in Welspun (US)

(Credit Photo @ Welspun) Welspun to use funds from PE firm to expand through acquisitions and to invest in thermal and solar power plants In the largest private equity (PE) investment in India this year, Apollo Global Management Llc, a US-based PE firm with $70 billion under management globally, announced on Wednesday that it will invest […]

Parte la sfida di Aib per l’ambiente (Italian)

Un momento della conferenza stampa in Aib-Foto Reporter Paletti © www.giornaledibrescia.it mercoledì, 29 giugno 2011 -Il vicepresidente dell’Associazione industriale bresciana, Alberto Volpi, ha presentato il piano predisposto dal Consorzio Ramet per la riduzione delle emissioni inquinanti da parte delle fabbriche sidermetallurgiche. Ventidue imprese bresciane dei settori acciaio, cupro-leghe, alluminio e ghisa (tra cui Alfa Acciai, […]

Steelworkers, ATI working on new contract (US)

(Credit Photo @ United Steel Workers) With their current contract set to expire June 30, the United Steelworkers of America and Allegheny Technologies Inc. will begin bargaining early next month, a union official said. Tom Conway, a Steelworkers’ international vice president, said negotiations should begin in earnest June 7.The locals in the Alle-Kiski Valley, which […]

Metalcam : One-Stop Shop (US)

(Credit Photo @ MetalCam) Metalcam SpA operates in Breno in the Italian province of Brescia, an area with a centuries-old tradition of ironworking. The current manufacturing company was officially founded in 1986 under the name Metalcam but its origins go back in time. Massimo Cocchi, Sales Manager, takes up the story. “Metalcam is a company […]

Il fondo Apollo vuole Ascometal (Italian)

Offerti 300 milioni sul piatto di un negoziato da concludere in 6 settimane PIOMBINO. Trecento milioni più il debito. Questa è l’offerta contenuta in una richiesta di trattativa in esclusiva presentata dal fondo americano Apollo per l’Ascometal, la consociata francese del gruppo Lucchini. La notizia, riferita dal settimanale economico “Il Mondo” e confermata da fonti […]

Saarstahl hat Walzwerk gründlich modernisiert (German)

Grund zur Freude bei Saarstahl: Die Walzwerks-Modernisierung, 160 Millionen Euro teuer, ist abgeschlossen. Und das Unternehmen verdient wieder. Auf dem Umweg über die Gewerbesteuer kommt das auch der Stadt Völklingen zugute. (Credit Photo @Saarbruck Zeitung) Grund zur Freude bei Saarstahl: Die Walzwerks-Modernisierung, 160 Millionen Euro teuer, ist abgeschlossen. Und das Unternehmen verdient wieder. Auf dem […]

ArcelorMittal : Forging a common culture (US)

Under scrutiny: steel rolls at an ArcelorMittal steel plant in Bremen, Germany (Credit Photo @ Bloomberg) When Brian Callaghan joined Mittal Steel in 2006, he could not have predicted the rollercoaster ride he would face. Just two months in, Mittal launched a hostile takeover bid for steelmaker Arcelor. When the bid succeeded, he was appointed […]

Global auto parts makers to tap Chinese market (US)

April 21, 2011 saw the opening of the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.  Many famed auto parts manufacturers, including Bosch, Jonson Controls, Continental Corporation, ThyssenKrupp, ZF, Delphi Corporation, Honeywell, Faurecia, BorgWarner, Eaton Corp, Dana Holding Corp, TRW, ArvinMeritor, DENSO, Aisin, and Visteon, have all brought their latest technologies to the exhibition. Seeking “Chinese Opportunities” […]

BHEL’s Power Struggle (US)

PREMIUM ON DELIVERY Li Qi of Dongfang says the only advantage that the Chinese enjoy is prompt delivery (Credit Photo @ Amit Verma) The senior managers of a three-year-old thermal power plant in North India say that the Chinese equipment they installed has been giving them trouble due to low quality. They are not alone. […]

Weldability of pipeline steels (US)

Chris Jones, Senior Metallurgist, BlueScope Steel (Credit Photo @ Pipeliner) There are three important elements to address when using welding as a construction technique: the steel’s ability to be welded, the fabrication conditions under which it will be welded, and achieving satisfactory performance in service. This article discusses these points and gives a broad appreciation […]

India Steel demand to grow by 10-11% in 2012 (US)

Tata Steel Vice Chairman B Muthuraman New Delhi April 26, 2011- The country’s steel demand might grow by around 10-11% in the current fiscal, believes Tata Steel Vice Chairman B Muthuraman. “Steel demand will be good. The growth will be around 10-11% in the current fiscal,” Muthuraman said. Recording a growth of just over 9%, India […]

1927-1997 La fonte ardennaise étend son empire

Nicolas Sarkozy s’adresse aux ouvriers de l’usine “La fonte ardenaise” à Vrigne-aux-Bois (près de Charleville-Mezieres), le 19 avril 2011 (Credit Photo @ AFP) 5 Avril 2011- Tout débute le 27 août 1927, lorsqu’Émile Grosdidier, un ouvrier mouleur âgé de 24 ans, crée son entreprise à Vivier-au-Court. L’homme, motivé, est une boîte à idées. Aussi réussit-il […]

Emirates Steel Liquid Steelmaking Capacity Increases to 2.8 Millions Tons Per Year (US)

(Credit Photo @ Emirates Business) Phase 2A of the Companys Expansion Project has been commissioned Phase 2B to be commissioned by end of 2011 450 employees have been trained to operate Phase 2A Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2011: Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steel producer in the UAE, has commissioned Phase 2A […]

ORNL’s austenitic alloy licensed to Carpenter Technology (US)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason (left) and Carpenter Technologies Vice President for Research and Development Tim Armstrong sign a licensing agreement for an alumina-forming austenitic stainless steel alloy developed at ORNL. (Credit Photo @ Oak Ridge National Laboratory) OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 7, 2011 — Metal alloy manufacturer Carpenter Technology Corp. has licensed […]

Lucchini RS: varato aumento di capitale per 27,5 milioni di euro. In arrivo nuovi accordi internazionali (Italian)

Lo stabilimento della LucchiniRS sul Lago di Lovere (FERPRESS) – Roma, 31 MAR – L’azienda Lucchini RS  del gruppo SINPAR, specializzata in prodotti in acciaio di alta tecnologia, rende noto con un comunicato di aver deliberato, nella seduta del 28 marzo scorso, un aumento di capitale di 27,5 milioni di euro già interamente versati. Il […]

Solvay makes friendly bid for France’s Rhodia (US)

Christian Jourquin (L) and Jean-Pierre Clamadieu give a press conference in Paris (Credit Photo @ AFP) PARIS — Belgian chemicals and plastics group Solvay said Monday it was making a friendly takeover bid for its French rival Rhodia worth 3.4 billion euros ($4.8 billion) to create a world leader in the sector. Solvay said it […]

Alcoa names Kilmer Chief Technology Officer (US)

Alcoa named Ray Kilmer chief technology officer. He succeeds Mohammad Zaidi who is retiring this summer. Alcoa named Ray Kilmer as its next chief technology officer, succeeding Mohammad Zaidi, who will be retiring Aug. 1 after 26 years with the aluminum maker, the company said this week. Kilmer is currently vice president of technology development […]

Massena celebrates Alcoa restart (US)

Sen. Charles Schumer watches as Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld addresses his employees. (Credit Photo @ North Country Public Radio). 03/21/11) –  The leader of one of the world’s largest aluminum producers came to Massena Friday with good news. 115 workers are back on the job after a year-and-a-half shutdown of Alcoa East’s three pot lines. […]

Expect changes in import duty: Bharat Forge (US)

(Credit Photo @ CNBC-TV18 ) In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18’s Soniya Shenoy and Latha Venkatesh, Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge talks about his expections from the budget this year. He expects to see some tinkering on the import duty. “The import duties are fairly low right now, so any reduction […]

Uddeholm to invest 100 million SEK in increased ESR-capacity (Sweden)

Rundquist Boo,  Uddeholm. (Credit Photo: Lennart Stein Norden / SR) (Fr) Le site de Hagfors du groupe métallurgiste  Uddeholm va bénéficier d’un investissent de 100 millions de couronnes suédoises dont une bonne partie est destiné à installer un nouveau four de refusion sous laitier (ESR).  Cet investissent qui va porter le nombre de fours de […]

Russia says local Alcoa unit abused monopoly

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (Credit Photo @ Ria Novesti) Case concerns products used by Russia‘s military Alcoa says cooperating with investigation MOSCOW, March 3 (Reuters) – Russia’s FAS anti-monopoly service said on Thursday that the local unit of U.S. aluminium giant Alcoa (AA.N) has abused its dominant position in certain types of products used by […]

Baosteel Provides Total Solution for Customers

2011-3-1 -In 2009, Baosteel Co.,Ltd. adhered to providing total solutions for customers and accelerating new product development with customer-oriented attitude and by focusing on key industries. During the year, both the grade number of newly converted products and the sales rate reached annual targets.  Last year, Baosteel provided total solution for customers in automobile, shipbuilding, […]

Hafnium: Small Supply, Big Applications (US)

Sources: Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd and Avon Metals Ltd With an average crustal abundance of 3 ppm (parts per million), hafnium — a shiny, silver-gray metal often used in alloys and nuclear science — certainly isn’t rare. The metal is more abundant in the Earth’s crust than gold, silver, the PGMs, a number of […]

ThyssenKrupp intends to sell Metal Forming to Gestamp (US)

ThyssenKrupp has announced that it has decided to negotiate exclusively with Spanish metal components and structural parts supplier Gestamp Automoción S.L. on the sale of the German company’s Metal Forming group.The executive board of ThyssenKrupp has confirmed its intent to sell the Metal Forming group to Gestamp and to approve entering into a corresponding share […]