"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.

KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH has introduced a newly developed casting process onto the market. This joint venture between Rheinmetall Automotive and China's HUAYU Automotive Systems has developed a production process for the new Chinese plant in Guangde, one that is particularly suitable for highly complex engine block geometries and electric motor housings.

SSAB Europe will carry out repairs and maintenance work at one of the two blast furnaces at the Raahe site in Finland. This means that the operations at blast furnace 2 will be stopped for around 8 weeks and the total cost is estimated to be around SEK 200 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Since Hyundai Motor decided to go from regular steel to SSAB’s Hardox steel when producing the concrete mixers for their special trucks, the demand has surged. For Hyundai’s customers the long-term costs are reduced as the concrete mixer’s service life is doubled – at least.

Sichuan Liuhe Forging Co., Ltd., based in Jiangyou in the province of Sichuan, China, has placed an order with SMS group to supply a high-speed, 50/55 MN open-die forging press.

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Total Strengthens Its Presence in the Industrial Lubricants Market

Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market, announces the acquisition from Houghton International of its aluminum hot rolling oil (AHRO), steel cold rolling oil (SCRO) and tinplate rolling oil (TPRO) activities in the North American and European Economic Area markets.

Steel Dynamics, Inc. has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of a complete steel production line for its Sinton location in the state of Texas.

Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) has awarded SMS group an order for the supply of a complete steel production line, from the steelworks to the CSP® plant and from the cold rolling mill to the galvanizing line for its Sinton location in the state of Texas.

Wirerod Mill modernization at Baotou Steel, China

Baotou Steel Group Co. Ltd. in China selected Danieli to modernize its 600,000-tpy wirerod mill. The key equipment to be supplied will be a new, four-pass TMB high-speed finishing block to produce smooth-wire from 4.5 to 26 mm diameter, and rebar-wire from 6 to 16 mm diameter at a maximum speed of 110 mps.

Feature-Added Blanks Increase Throughput

New Feature-Added Blanks from TCI Precision Metals provide customers near-net Machine-Ready Blanks that include one or more features. Feature-Added Blanks eliminates the need for material prep and can include drill, bore, turn, mill, rough and hog out features as specified.