On October 23, 2018, OTTO FUCHS Group celebrated the grand opening of its new 60k die forging press at the location of its U.S. subsidiary Weber Metals in Paramount, California. It is the largest single investment in the company’s over 100-year history.

Liberty Primary Steel – part of Gupta’s GFG Alliance – today announced major steps towards the transformation of the alliance’s Whyalla steelworks, signing contracts worth more than A$600m.

Fuzhou Wuhang, China, has placed an order with SMS group to upgrade its existing mill with the TMbaR technology for thermomechanical rolling of rebar. This is the third order for a TMbaR mill in China within one year, right after Yancheng Lianxin Steel and Laigang Yongfeng Steel placed their orders.

Metal consumer goods are the world record holders of the recycling economy. Refounding turns steel and aluminium scrap into high-quality secondary raw materials. Recycling has a positive impact on the environment and conserves natural raw material resources. The resource and energy efficient use of scrap in foundries and steel mills is a significant topic in metallurgical plant engineering. Exhibitors will present trends and developments at METEC and GIFA as well as NEWCAST and THERMPROCESS at the exhibition centre in Düsseldorf from June 25 to 29, 2019.

SSAB is launching new Strenx® 1100 Plus strip steel, which is a hot-rolled, high-strength steel that possesses unique weld properties and delivers outstanding welding and bending performance. Advances in improved weld seam strength for strip steel contribute to lighter, yet stronger equipment with increased performance in the lifting and transportation sectors.

Following recent orders from Maanshan Iron & Steel for a new bloom caster and Huaigang Special Steel for a caster upgrade with the Q-SOFT technological package, another two Chinese top steel producers, Valin Xiangtan and Hengyang Valin Steel Tube, chose Danieli casting technology to improve their steelmaking plants.

The newly renovated Baltic Station Market, featuring a roof made from sustainable GreenCoat® color coated steel, from SSAB, has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Award 2018 in the category “Old and New”.

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LKAB invests in pilot plants for phosphorus and rare earth metals

"We are investing 45 million kronor in pilot plants as part of a pre feasibility study to define a process that enables recycling of mine waste through innovative processing, producing critical raw materials. Lab tests conducted during the year confirmed that we can produce more phosphorus and rare earth metals than estimated," says President and Group CEO, Jan Moström.

Introducing Duroxite™ 200 overlay plate for preventing severe sliding wear

Duroxite™ 200 saves money and improves productivity in a wide range of applications through higher output and less maintenance.

SMS group supplies high-performance Compact Cold Mill to Marcegaglia

Marcegaglia Ravenna S.p.A. has contracted SMS group for the complete supply of a two-stand reversing cold mill of CCM® (Compact Cold Mill) design. Marcegaglia's head-quarters is located in Gazoldo degli Ippoliti, in the Mantua province in North Italy.

VCC® technology comes to Colombia

Ternium del Atlántico SAS, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply and installation of the VCC® technology (Vertical Compact Coiler) for its bar mill in Palmar de Varela, Barranquilla, Colombia.