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Premium iron ore lump demand takes a hit in China

23 February 2019 - 14:49
Seaborne lump prices have fallen sharply after hitting a peak in late January, as steel mills have stepped up purchases of non-premium medium-grade and low-grade lump cargoes and pellet as direct-charge feedstock for their blast furnaces.

Slab scarcity to push Brazilian steel prices up: CSN

22 February 2019 - 23:01
Brazilian steel and iron ore producer Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) expects a 10-15pc increase in flat steel prices in March, as a result of higher slab costs owing to limited availability.

Turkish met coke imports drop after 2017 surge

18 February 2019 - 21:14
Turkey's imports of metallurgical coke fell in 2018, following 2017's sharp rise, as the country hiked imports to offset lower domestic output during coke battery upgrades (see chart).

Posco bullish on battery demand

18 February 2019 - 20:59
South Korean steel producer Posco said the electric vehicle (EV) industry this year faces growth limits until a product is available widely enough for demand to achieve large-scale gains.

Primetals Technologies supplies additional continuous slab caster to the new HBIS Laoting plant

29 January 2019 - 18:47
Chinese steel producer HBIS Laoting Steel Co. Ltd. has ordered a new two-strand continuous slab caster from Primetals Technologies.

Shougang Jingtang orders continuous pickling line for UHSS grades from Primetals Technologies

29 January 2019 - 18:44
Chinese steel producer Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Shougang Jingtang) has placed an order for a continuous pickling line (CPL) with Primetals Technologies.

AOD converter modernized by Primetals Technologies started up at Outokumpu in Tornio, Finland

29 January 2019 - 18:41
In December 2018, the no. 1 AOD converter modernized by Primetals Technologies was started up at the Tornio works of Outokumpu Stainless Oy, a Finnish stainless-steel producer.

Chengdu Changfeng orders EAF Quantum electric arc furnace and ladle furnace from Primetals Technologies

29 January 2019 - 18:37
Chinese steel producer Chengdu Changfeng Steel Group Co., Ltd. (Chengdu Changfeng) placed an order with Primetals Technologies to supply an EAF Quantum electric arc furnace and a ladle furnace for its plant in Dujiayan city, Sichuan Province.

World record: Ultra-thin hot rolled strip with a thickness of 0.6 millimeters produced on Arvedi ESP line supplied by Primetals Technologies

29 January 2019 - 18:30
In October 2018, an Arvedi ESP (Endless Strip Production) line installed in a plant belonging to the Chinese steel producer Rizhao Steel Group Co., Ltd (Rizhao) produced ultra-thin hot strip with a thickness of just 0.6 millimeters for the very first time.

Impressive startup for the cold tandem mill at Yildiz Lar, Turkey

29 January 2019 - 18:25
After the startup of the pickling, galvanizing, batch annealing lines and temper mill, Danieli and Yildiz Lar technical teams performed an impressive startup of the cold tandem mill which is part of the new complex in Izmit (Kocaeli).
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