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Expert says pig iron plant won't cause environmental issues, as long as city follows protocol

After a contaminated river and spewing smokestacks in the 1960's, folks in Ashtabula are still worried about the impact of a pig iron plant coming to town . On February 7, the EPA issued an air permit, giving the official... Read more

Foundry › Impol with another record-breaking year

Impol, the Slovenska Bistrica-based maker of aluminium products, reported a record EUR 727m in revenue at group level for 2017. While revenue was up by EUR 61m compared to 2018, pre-tax profit almost doubled to EUR 41.4m, show unaudited results... Read more

Iron Ore › Iron ore prices are flying

Top iron ore producer Vale’s decision to decommission its upstream tailings dams following the deadly dam burst on Friday at its facility in Córrego do Feijão, Brazil has lit a fire under iron ore prices. The Chinese import price of... Read more

Foundry › AN INVITATION TO SLOVENIA TO WFO-TECHNICAL FORUM AND 59TH IFC PORTOROZ 2019

THESE TWO FOUNDRY EVENTS WILL BE HELD TOGETHER FROM 18-20 SEPTEMBER 2019 AT THE CONGRESS CENTRE OF HOTEL SLOVENIA IN PORTOROZ, WITH THE MOTTO: “CASTINGS AS COMPLEX COMPONENTS”. Portoroz is already a traditional location of foundry science and profession, where... Read more

Foundry › METAL CHINA and CIDC 2019

The global foundry industry will gather in Shanghai on 13-16th March 2019. The 17th China International Foundry Expo (METAL CHINA 2019) together with the 13th China International Die Casting Industry Exhibition (CIDC) will be held in March to lead the... Read more

Foundry › New secretary general for the European Foundry Association

The European Foundry Association, CAEF has appointed a new secretary general. Heiko Lickfett replaces Max Schumacher who is stepping down as secretary general, but who will continue to attend the meetings of the association in his role as the managing... Read more

Industry › Shaping the industry around BREXIT

Henry Ford once said: “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it”. 2019 will undoubtedly see businesses continue to battle the effects of Brexit, with no clear understanding... Read more

Pig Iron › CIS PIG IRON: Market confused by opposing price trends in raw materials, HRC

The pig iron export market in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was confused by the opposing price directions taken by the raw materials and finished steel products markets during the week ended Thursday January 31. Fastmarkets’ price assessment for... Read more

Economy › EU and Japan create world's biggest free trade zone

Almost all tariffs on trade between the European Union and the world's third-biggest economy have been removed. European companies could save around a billion euros in duties each year. A free trade agreement between Japan and the EU entered into... Read more

Automotive › GM Suspends Operations at 13 Facilities

eneral Motors suspended operations at 13 manufacturing facilities after a request by Consumers Energy in Michigan to allow the utility to manage supply issues brought on by the extreme temperatures and equipment issues. GM operations are suspended at the following... Read more

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