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The US could save around $800 million each year by recycling aluminum cans that currently end up in landfills

State Legislatures Consider Deposit Legislation: With a new year comes new legislative sessions in the states. New sessions provide an opportunity for the association to consider how state legislative activity affects the aluminum industry. One area of increasing industry and... Read more

Iron Ore › Iron ore price recovers despite economic weakness in China

The iron ore price recovered from losses on Tuesday even as consumption by the construction sector remained weak in China, with mills cutting production ahead of holidays. According to Fastmarkets MB, benchmark 62% Fe fines imported into Northern China were... Read more

Iron Ore › Price volatility will continue to mark iron ore trade

The way prices of the world’s second largest seaborne traded commodity, iron ore, behaved during the just ended year will make everyone concerned wary about the 2022 demand and price forecasts for the commodity by global research agencies. Indian iron... Read more

Steel › Steel Scrap Prices Rose Sharply in December

The average daily steel scrap arrivals across 110 steel mills surveyed by SMM rose 1.5% or 3,700 mt month on month to 236,600 mt in December. The in-plant steel scrap stocks at domestic leading steel mills stood at 3.19 million... Read more

Foundry › ASK Chemicals Group successfully starts its Mexican plant

Hilden, January 3, 2022: ASK Chemicals Group, headquartered in Hilden nearDüsseldorf (Germany), has successfully opened their new manufacturing facility inEl Carmen, Mexico. With this step, the company is strengthening its position in theNorth American foundry market and advancing its expansion... Read more

Steel › China steel scrap prices up further, stocks down

ABSTRACT China's domestic steel scrap price index under Mysteel's assessment rose for a third week over December 3-10, gaining another Yuan 64.1/tonne ($10/t) on delivery and including the 13% VAT. Propelling the price up were the continuing firm demand from... Read more


As every year, AMAFOND's traditional annual convention is held in Rezzato near Brescia, this time to mark the association's 75th anniversary and under the chairmanship of new president Riccardo Ferrario.  On behalf of Amafond's 100 member companies, Ferrario welcomed representatives... Read more

Foundry › How crucible selection can lower energy bills and carbon emissions

When it comes to selecting what crucible to purchase for your metal-casting process, what do you look for? Traditionally, these items have been seen as commodity products with the purchasing decision coming down to how low the number is on... Read more

Iron Ore › China reveals plan to end the need for Australian iron ore

It’s released a comprehensive plan to seriously wean itself off Australia’s big export moneymaker, which could wipe billions from the economy. China has announced plans to screw with Australia’s billion dollar moneymaker by cutting off its reliance on iron ore... Read more

Iron Ore › Iron ore price up despite Chinese steel curbs

The iron ore price rose on Friday even as production at steel mills stayed sluggish amid government curbs in China. Capacity utilisation rates of blast furnaces at 247 steel firms across the country declined for the seventh straight week and... Read more


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