The leading technical journal for the global iron and steel industry

Metallurgical Plant Technology (MPT) International is the bi-monthly source for the technology of steelmaking. Each of six issues per year offers in-depth reports of recent projects, both in research and in commercial productions, together with graphics and figures, stories about political framework, and an overview of upcoming steel plant projects on all continents.

With the three largest steel plant builers based in Europe, the magazine adresses primarily an overseas audience.

Christian Köhlchief editor

What you can expect from the current issue:

Events METAV 2020 – 40 years of serving the toolmaking process chain

Business Primetals now solely owned by Mitsubishi-Hitachi

Energy & Environment thyssenkrupp launches tests into blast furnace use of hydrogen

Company Profile Conveyors – the connecting element between two stages of a process

Additive Manufacturing  Additive manufacturing in bridge construcition


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