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Brazil's AVB receives carbon-neutral steel certificate

Sao Paulo — Brazilian integrated long steel producer, Aço Verde do Brasil (Green Steel of Brazil) has achieved the pioneering milestone of carbon-neutral steel production, certified by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS). The company has 50,000 hectares of planted eucalyptus... Read more

Metal Price › Metals prices at multi year highs as supply plays catch up with demand recovery

Participants holding material in the current bull run metals market probably feel a bit like Bitcoin investors lately. It wasn't that long ago that Bitcoin was worth pennies, or less, and many had given up on its prospects for achieving... Read more

Foundry › European Foundry Industry Sentiment

The Business Climate Indicator increases by a significant 3.4 index points in February, reaching a value of 104.7 points. Only once in the past ten years the industry has reported a higher increase within one month. The driving force behind... Read more

Foundry › CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP AT FOSECO; OUTLOOK FOR A STRONGER FOUNDRY INDUSTRY

On 30 June 2021, Heinz Nelissen will retire after 31 years of successful service to the Foseco and Vesuvius group of companies.  Heinz Nelissen was instrumental in the development and expansion of Foseco and Vesuvius, first as product manager for... Read more

Foundry › ELKEM TO STUDY CARBON CAPTURE OPPORTUNITIES WITH AKER CARBON CAPTURE AND SAIPEM

ELKEM’S LONG TERM GOAL IS TO ACHIEVE CARBON-NEUTRAL METAL PRODUCTION. Currently, Elkem is conducting a feasibility study for the establishment of carbon capture at the Norwegian smelters. In connection with the feasibility study, Elkem has entered into agreements with two... Read more

Aluminum › Aluminum castings work well for applications which require lower weight and structural soundness.

When determining how a component will function, the first question to ask is: what purpose will the component serve? Choosing the alloy, casting process and thermal treatment requires knowledge of the service conditions of the proposed part, so defining the... Read more

Foundry › Hubert Windegger Appointed Chief Financial Officer of ASK Chemicals Group

Hilden, March 15, 2021 – Hubert Windegger (50) joins the management of ASKChemicals as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as of March 01, 2021. In this role, hewill be responsible for the areas Finance, Controlling, Digitalization & IT. He succeedsAnders... Read more

Foundry › A Jobbing Foundry Joins the Shift to Automated Grinding

Seneca Foundry addressed its labor shortage and gained further advantages with ease-of programming, high throughput, and finished-part quality. Foundries’ shift to automated grinding has accelerated in the past decade for a range of important reasons. Manual grinding is a punishing... Read more

Foundry › GENERAL KINEMATICS ACQUIRES FOUNDRY EQUIPMENT CO

GENERAL KINEMATICS, A VIBRATORY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER AND SYSTEM INTEGRATOR LOCATED IN CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS, ANNOUNCED THEIR ACQUISITION OF FOUNDRY EQUIPMENT COMPANY, LOCATED IN STANWOOD, IOWA. THIS ACQUISITION SOLIDIFIES GENERAL KINEMATICS' POSITION AS A PREMIER FOUNDRY SYSTEM INTEGRATOR THAT OFFERS QUALITY,... Read more

Foundry › Waupaca sells Pennsylvania foundry to molded parts maker

Easton, Pennsylvania-based Victaulic says it has acquired an iron foundry in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, from Wisconsin-based Waupaca Foundry Inc. Victaulic describes itself as a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining, fire protection and flow control products. Victaulic says when the 220,000-square-foot foundry... Read more

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