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A Good Deal of Quality

“Advertorial” Continuous monitoring of rolling and drawing mill production has become a critical factor in the steel industry. To keep costs for quality control at bay, measurement expert NEXTSENSE developed an affordable profile measurement system ATON Wire – applicable for long products with round cross-section, like wires, bars and tubes. Download news

Elena Lobodina to head NLMK Trading

NLMK Group, the global steel company, has announced the appointment of Elena Lobodina as general director (CEO) of NLMK Trading.  Elena’s key challenges will include the development of NLMK Group’s customer service across global markets…

World record ultra-thin hot rolled strip with a thickness of 0.6 mm supplied by Primetals

In October 2018, an Arvedi ESP (Endless Strip Production) line installed in a plant belonging to the steel producer Rizhao Steel Group Co., Ltd. of Rizhao, China, produced ultra-thin hot strip with a thickness of just 0.6 mm for the very first…
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Fives commissioned to add new continuous hot dip galvanizing line

Fives, the global industrial engineering group, has awarded a contract by Steel Dynamics, Inc (SDI), one of the largest steel  producers in the USA. The Columbus Flat Roll Division of SDI is investing 140 million US$ to add a new continuous…

FIMI to deliver High Technology Slitting Line to Voestalpine

FIMI spa is pleased to announce that their consolidated customer, Voestalpine Stahl GmbH, has chosen them once more for a new High Technology Slitting Line for high strength steel. This will be the most ambitious and complete Slitting…

Voestalpine starts up mini steel mill with Inteco

Two years ago, Inteco was awarded with the construction of a mini steel mill by voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH. The steel mill with a heat size of 5 t was successfully started up in October by a team of experts from voestalpine and Inteco.…

Danieli supplies its 500th rolling mill to Acciaierie di Verona

The new high-speed wire rod mill of Acciaierie di Verona (part of Pittini Group) produced the first coil 19 months after the contract signature. The timely start-up and the following hot test period of seven weeks, during which 25,000 t…

SMS group wins German Design Award 2019

SMS group has received the German Design Award 2019 in the category ‘Industry’ for its spray head component that is used to cool dies in forging presses. The judges chose SMS because its product exemplifies various aspects of additive…
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Sanyo special steel acquires Ovako

As part of the next step to integrate Ovako into Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), Ovako will be acquired by Sanyo Special Steel. NSSMC, which is today the largest shareholder of Sanyo Special Steel, will, in conjunction…

Masteel upgrades reverse cold mill

Primetals Technologies has modernized a reverse cold mill at Masteel’s production site in Maanshan. The mill is the first upgrade to a Hyper Universal Crown (UC)-mill which employs smaller diameter work rolls, allowing for the production…

Big River steel to expand hot rolled steel capacity

Big River Steel is expanding its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, Arkansas-based scrap recycling and steel production facility. The expansion of the Flex Mill™ will double Big River Steel’s hot-rolled steel…

Simec to revamp merchant bar mill

Primetals Technologies has received an order from Simec to revamp the company’s merchant bar mill in Mexicali in the Mexican State of Baja California. Primetals Technologies will be responsible for engineering the new roughing train…
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Praxair to divest European gases business to allow merger clearance by European Commission

Praxair, Inc. and the Japanese industrial gases manufacturer Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation have entered into an agreement to sell the majority of Praxair's European gases business. The business to be sold generated annual sales of approximately…