“BRIGHT WORLD OF METALS” IS MAKING IMPRESSIVE PROGRESS Exhibitor numbers and space bookings at a very high level The four metallurgy trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST are coming closer and closer and it is apparent that the events from 16. to 20. June 2015 with the motto “The Bright World of Metals” will once again be providing a complete picture of the international market. Read more
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  • Technology from Bielefeld At the edge of the Sahara, in Ouarzazate, Morocco is currently building one of the world’s largest solar power plant complex. Read more

  • Intelligent Cooling with the New BITZER ECOSTAR Intelligent condensing unit with speed controlled reciprocating compressor is extremely energy efficient and offers lots of new functions Read more

  • Coatings dried 50% more efficiently Coating operations require the right combination of coating system, product and process. Read more

  • New order for diesel piston modules The contract was awarded by a major American auto manufacturer who will install the modules into three-cylinder diesel engines built at its European plants. Read more

  • SSAB Americas top executive Chuck Schmitt honoured The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has announced that Chuck Schmitt, president of SSAB Americas, is the 2016 recipient of the Gary Memorial Medal - the industry’s highest honor. Schmitt, the Institute’s immediate past chairman, was recognized with the award during AISI’s 124th General Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Chuck is an outstanding leader for AISI and for the entire steel industry in North America,” said Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB AB. “His hard work continues to help strengthen the role of steel in American manufacturing. I am proud to have him represent SSAB and congratulate him on this prestigious award.” Read more

  • Platts China Steel Sentiment Index back in negative territory in May A majority of Chinese steel market participants believe prices will likely fall over the next month due to weaker domestic demand, with the outlook for construction steel particularly bleak, according to the latest S&P Global Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (CSSI), which showed a headline reading of 46.98 out of a possible 100 points in May. The May index dropped 22.14 points from 69.12 in April, recording the weakest reading since February – and is now 42.44 points below March’s record of 89.42. A reading above 50 indicates expectations of an increase/expansion and a reading below 50 indicates a decrease/contraction. Read more

  • Fully automatic bending center for highly efficient sheet metal working The Power-Bend-Center is designed to be smoothly integrated into production plants for electronically controlled machining sequences Read more

  • John Ferriola elected chairman of AISI The Board of Directors of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has elected John Ferriola, chairman, president and CEO of Nucor Corporation, to serve as chairman of the Institute until May 2017.  “John is a dedicated and outspoken advocate for our industry, and has engaged his employees and the supply chain to speak out on behalf of steel with their elected officials, especially on the issue of unfair trade. This is what AISI is all about – getting involved. It is this type of energy and commitment to advocacy that will help us affect needed policy changes in this challenging economic environment,“ said Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI. “John’s leadership is recognized worldwide, as he also will be chairing the World Steel Association next year. We are grateful to have him lead AISI for the next twelve months.” The election took place at the AISI Board Meeting as part of the Institute’s 124rd General Meeting being held this week at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more

  • DK Recycling und Roheisen selects Danieli Corus for blast furnace reline Danieli Corus has signed a contract with DK Recycling und Roheisen for the reline of the hearth of Blast Furnace No. 3 at its Duisburg plant in Germany. The scope of work includes design and supply, demolition, construction works and commissioning supervision. The existing hearth refractories will be replaced from the bottom plate of the furnace up to and including the tuyère band. Relining will take place between the end of May and the end of July, 2016. Blast Furnace No. 3 has a 580 m³ working volume and produces up 1 200 t/day of specialty pig iron. The product mix includes one hundred specialty pig iron varieties and the furnace is also used to produce pig iron alloys specifically to a client’s specification. DK Recycling und Roheisen recycles substantial quantities of iron-bearing waste materials that are typically rich in elements that are detrimental for the blast furnace process, such as zinc. Special measures enable the blast furnace to process this material, but this introduces additional loadings and chemical attack on the blast furnace lining and the Danieli Corus design has been selected as the best solution for the next campaign. Danieli Corus was contracted by DK Recycling und Roheisen for many revamp projects in the past and this order confirms the excellent relationship with this client. Earlier, Danieli Corus was contracted for the reline of the bosh area of the same blast furnace as well as the replacement of its hot blast main. Read more

  • AMAG orders cold rolling mill Plants for production of aluminum sheet and strip from a single source Read more

  • Tenova to supply iRecovery technology to Arvedi plant Tenova has been appointed by Arvedi Group, one of the leading European steelmaking companies, to design and supply an iRecovery system to be installed at the Arvedi factory based in Cremona, Italy. This new system will be implemented to an existing Tenova Consteel system, which heats and feeds metallic charge to a 250-t Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), one of the largest in the World, for a combination of heat recovery and environmental sustainability. The start-up of the system is scheduled to take place at the beginning of 2017. Read more

  • Boost quality and increase production with Toolox 44 Industry can increase productivity while improving the surface finish of machined products, manufacture faster and at a lower cost by using tool steel Toolox 44 on cutting tools. A result shown by Mayank Kumar’s in his thesis conducted at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. “We compared Toolox 44 with conventional tool steel alloyed with chromium, molybdenum and vanadium. Toolox produced better results on all points,” says Mayank Kumar. In general the trials indicated a 25-50 % improvement in performance for Toolox. That is not including all the advantages offered by a material that can be used directly and without the requirements of any post processing. Read more

GMTN 2011 live Review 2011
That was GMTN 2011 - Interviews, reports and impressions

1,958 exhibitors from throughout the world met with 79,000 visitors from 83 countries. With this the events impressively confirmed their position as leading trade fairs of their industries.

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