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Over recent weeks, scrap buyers in Turkey have steered clear of the deep-sea market for long periods following the USA’s announcement of a 25% tariff on steel imports and a subsequent drop-off...
Data also reveal that 92% of the aluminium packaging collected for recycling in the UK is recycled within Europe. ‘This demonstrates that there is more than sufficient capacity within the EU to...
The ‘groundbreaking’ REB4 baler uses 55 tons of force per door to push the material below the cutting knife and into the charging chamber, increasing charging efficiency, eliminating roll...
Steel demand in the developed world is expected to increase by 1.8% in 2018 and 1.1% in 2019 whereas the emerging and developing economies (excluding China) will see growth in 2018 and 2019 of,...
Production across the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (WSA) amounted to 131.791 million tonnes for an increase of 3.5% over the 127.338 million tonnes of February last year....
Using magnets to sort metal scrap is a 'steadily growing market' and interest in mobile systems is 'really taking flight', observes Dutch technology firm Goudsmit. This trend can be attributed partly...
The new recovery process is based on hydrometallurgy, coupled with the electrowinning of copper and modern metal scavenger technologies. This means that thermally treated e-scrap is leached in stages...
According to latest data published by the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), secondary output climbed from 3.866 million tonnes in 2016 to 4.037 million tonnes last year whereas primary...
Chances are you have never heard of Gluconobacter - a strain of bacteria that produces acid. In combination with corn leaves and stalks left over from the harvest, this presents an innovative ‘...
Part of the Amsterdam-based AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group, AMG Vanadium plans to install a new flue gas desulfurization unit at its facility in Cambridge, Ohio. Subject to environmental permitting...
According to latest figures from the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), the 1.5% decrease in primary production to 17.557 million tonnes contributed to a refined copper output total of 21.404...
Turkey remained the runaway leader in terms of US scrap imports with its purchases climbing 14.1% year on year to 3.631 million tonnes. China upped its order by an identical percentage in buying 1....
Samsung SDI, an affiliate of Samsung Electronics Co., intends to 'mine' post-consumer phones for cobalt now supplies are getting scarce. Down the line, it may look to electric car batteries as well,...
The innovative technique can be used to recover and restore lithium cobalt oxide, which is widely used in smartphones and laptops. It is also suitable for recovering NMC - a popular lithium cathode...
'By far the most popular and useful guillotine size is 700-900 tons,' reckons Pierluigi Sambolino of G.P.S. Processing Solutions, based in Ferrara, Italy. With this size of shear and a good operator...
In the first batch of import licences issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on December 26, seven enterprises were approved for a total of 188 601 tons of mixed metals; and in the second...
‘Analysing precious metals is a meticulous process,’ says Metallix’s president Maria Piastre. ‘It not only requires the most sensitive, modern equipment and analytic...
Next on the list comes the USA with an increase of 4% in its crude steel production last year to 81.64 million tonnes, followed by Russia (+1.3% to an estimated 71.34 million tonnes) and South Korea...
On the back of healthy demand from Turkish mills, 2017 ended with HMS I/II 80/20 scrap from the USA and Baltic Sea commanding up to US$ 370 per tonne on a cfr basis. Although international trading...
With primary refined production dropping 2% year on year to 15.915 million tonnes, the increase in scrap-based production from 3.181 million tonnes to 3.481 million tonnes brought about a small gain...
Total exports from America surged almost 20% from a little over 11.5 million tonnes in January-November 2016 to approaching 13.78 million tonnes in the corresponding months of 2017, according to...
‘Spectrum Alloys builds on the synergies that both companies have developed over the last several generations of operations,’ comments the new firm’s president Doug Kramer, a former...
In accordance with French law, Rio Tinto will launch a consultation process with employees, relevant European works councils and other stakeholders in relation to the bid, according to an...
With just one month of 2017 to go, global crude steel production was running 5.4% ahead of its 2016 pace as all major producers upped their numbers - with the notable exception of Japan and Ukraine....
The comprehensive report of 800-plus pages, entitled ‘Critical Mineral Resources of the United States - Economic and Environmental Geology and Prospects for Future Supply’ - is said to...
The increasing application of rare earth metals in several key end-use industries is expected to fuel their demand over the next few years. Major sectors such as energy and automotive are exhibiting...
The acquisition includes 33 rebar fabrication facilities in the USA as well as electric arc furnace steel mills in Knoxville (Tennessee), Jacksonville (Florida), Sayreville (New Jersey) and Rancho...
World refined copper production climbed 0.5% to 17.495 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2017, with a 1.3% decline in primary production to 14.378 million tonnes more than offset by a...
Recycling facilities across the USA have been recovering coins for many decades - in the form, for example, of loose change left in cars or found between seats, as well as money left in vending...
India's steel demand has been growing on a par with GDP, with the latter climbing on average at 7.34% in the period from 2001 to 2016 and steel use at 7.43%. And in the past couple of years, India's...

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