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How do Western sanctions on Russia impact the global metals, mining and coal markets

The geopolitical landscape for Russia, as a major supplier of various commodities, has undergone a dramatic transformation since the invasion of Ukraine. The EU, US, UK, and G7 have imposed complex sanctions aimed at weakening Russia’s economy by restricting access... Read more

foundry › New senior leadership at Wheelabrator

Surface tech veteran to head up global wheelblast businessWhelatrator part of Norican Group, has strengthened its global leadership team with the recent appointment of Magdalene Höltke (Magda) as Senior Vice President Global Wheel. Magda will, as part of a planned... Read more

Iron Ore › Why Australia’s iron ore project is doomed

Economists and investors are very excited about the strength of iron ore. But this is why they need to be very careful.ANALYSISThe headlines scream that iron ore is back.The bears, those pessimistic about the market’s strength, are burned for getting... Read more

Foundry › METAL CHINA 2024

Your direct connection to top Chinese foundries and suppliers   The bright future of metalcasting is yours to explore at METAL CHINA and Diecasting China 2024, coming to National Exhibition and Convention Center (Hongqiao, Shanghai), July 4-7, 2024! From the newest... Read more


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Aluminum › China’s ‘truly outstanding’ heat-resistant aluminium alloys are 6 times stronger than previous materials

Scientists use nanoparticles to supercharge mechanical properties of aluminium alloysSimple, cost-effective process produces alloys that can be easily scaled up for new aerospace, transport applications.A team of Chinese scientists has developed a technique to make aluminium alloys dramatically more heat resistant –... Read more

Scrap › China allows mixed scrap imports

Chinese official departments are promoting the implementation of new and looser scrap steel (recycled steel raw material) import standards to promote an increase in scrap imports.According to a draft published by the China Metallurgical Information and Standards Institute (CMISI) on... Read more

Iron Ore › China intends to reduce dependence on imported iron ore

In 2024, domestic production of iron ore concentrate is expected to increase by 5-10 million tonsChina intends to reduce its dependence on imported iron ore. In 2024, domestic mining companies plan to increase production of iron ore concentrate by 5-10... Read more

Steel › Utilization of China’s blast furnace capacities increased despite low steelmakers’ profits

The increase in production was mainly contributed by factories in Hebei provinceBlast furnace capacity utilization among 247 Chinese steelmakers averaged 88.57% on May 10-16, up 0.9 percentage points from the previous week, according to Mysteel.Pig iron production at these plants during... Read more

Steel › Voestalpine Unveils Strategy to Manufacture High-Quality Steel from Low-Grade Scrap

n collaboration with Mercedes-Benz and TSR Recycling, voestalpine is embarking on a pioneering flagship initiative aimed at showcasing the technical viability of circular economy endeavors within the premium segment. This project entails recycling post-consumer scrap ("old scrap") into high-quality scrap,... Read more


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