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Coronavirus: What companies can do in the current situation

There is no question about it: In 2020, the economy will decline sharply due to the coronavirus. The current situation is still confusing. Therefore, clear recommendations for action from the scientific community as well as strong support from politicians will... Read more

Economy › Resilient data reinforces China's stature as global economic engine

Editor's note: David Lee is a Beijing-based consultant and author mainly writing about energy, health, international politics and international development. The article reflects the author's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. Economic woes are being felt across the... Read more

Steel › China's iron and steel industry maintains steady growth

China's iron and steel sector saw overall stable growth in 2019, as the continued effort in cutting overcapacity filtered through, data showed. The output of crude steel saw an 8.3-percent growth to stand at 996 million tonnes in 2019, marking... Read more

Steel › Steel futures gain traction as Argus-linked LME steel contract marks birthday

The London Metal Exchange (LME) launched its fob China hot-rolled coil (HRC) contract a year ago. The contract traded 67,109 lots in its first year — the majority of this since November — with record open interest reported at the... Read more

Automotive › DUTY BPW Offers the Lightest Trailer Running Gear

The new world champion in featherweight is called BPW. With a new type of trailing arm and further lightweight components, for the first time BPW pushes the module weight of the nine-ton Airlight II trailer running gear to under 370... Read more

Pig Iron › Brazil: Freighter ran aground – almost 300,000 tons of pig iron on board

A freighter ran aground off the Brazilian coast. The “MV Stellar Banner” loaded 275,000 tons of pig iron and was on its way to Qingdao, China. The ship belongs to the South Korean company Polaris. According to the mining company... Read more

Technology › Low-cost automation: How robotics are shaping medium-sized companies

Robotics has long since ceased to be a new topic in the industry. Nevertheless, fully automated production lines are associated with high one-off costs. In addition to the design, the material and the development of the software must also be... Read more


02/03. APRIL 2020 IN SCHLADMING Under the motto Economic upheavals and digital change in the foundry, top-class lecturers from science and practice will speak on topics such as digitization, big data management, 3D printing and artificial intelligence as well as... Read more

Foundry › METAL CHINA+CIDC 2020

On May 13-16, 2020, sponsored by China Foundry Association, the 18th China International Foundry Expo (METAL CHINA 2020), the 14th China International Die Casting Industry Exhibition (CIDC) will open in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).With the theme of... Read more

Steel › A Green Initiative: Use of Hydrogen in Blast Furnaces

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, sent out a press release which reported that the Duisburg-based steel producer had launched a series of tests into the use of hydrogen gas in a working blast furnace. They were path-breaking tests aimed at significantly reducing... Read more


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