Economy & Markets

Crude steel production still decreasing

| The world crude steel production for the 65 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 136 million tonnes in June 2015, a -2.4% decrease compared to June 2014.

BHS Sonthofen wins GreenTec Award for recycling of refrigerators

| BHS-Sonthofen and Sülzle Kopf Anlagenbau GmbH were awarded 2nd prize for their "IC-Process" in the "Recycling & Resources" category at the GreenTec Awards 2015. The process facilitates recycling of shredded solids and completely converts the coolants and fuels contained in refrigerators into harmless substances such as water vapor, carbon dioxide and salt solutions.

Little Gain For EU Steel Despite Rising Demand

| EU steel demand is expected to rise by 1.5% in 2015 on the back of sustained momentum in Europe’s economic growth, despite ongoing uncertainty. However, European producers are not expected to benefit as improving steel demand will be met by imports of the metal, anticipated to be up 5% this year.

ICM announces15th International Electronics Recycling Congress 2016

| The IERC 2016 will take place from January 20 – 22, 2016 in Salzburg, Austria.

Eriez introduces new eddy current separator

| New Design Helps Workers to change the belt in 10 minutes.

Swissrtec Announces Kubota Vertical Shredder for ASR Processing

| The shredder is supposed to break down and grind up materials down to one inch or less in size in a single pass.
Katharina Wieland Müller, pixelio.de

New campaign on ship recycling

| The NGO Shipbreaking Platform strongly welcomes IndustriALL's "Campaign to clean up Shipbreaking - the world's most dangerous Job".

New generation of stretch film lines

| It was introduced by Amut Dolci Bielloni at last and Ipack Ima Exhibitions

Schuler acquires majority stake in Chinese press manufacturer

| Yadon is one of the leading manufacturers of mechanical presses in China and has annual sales of approximately 120 million euros.

European Parliament outlines what ambition looks like in circular economy

| The European Parliament Environment committee has sent out a strong statement to the European Commission by voting in favour of an ambitious strategy to develop a circular economy.

Umicore announces organizational changes

| Umicore today announced a new, simplified reporting structure consisting of three business groups. The clustering is aligned with the strategic priorities of the Group and anticipates the planned divestment of the company's zinc-related activities. The Building Products and Zinc Chemicals business units will be reported separately until their effective divestment.

Guide to plastics recyclers in Europe

| Plastics industry consultants, Applied Market Information Ltd., has recently published a new edition of its directory of Plastics Recyclers in Europe listing 993 plastics recycling sites, giving a picture of Europe’s recycling capabilities.

PV cycle joins cross-sectorial monitoring council in The Netherlands

| PV cycle has announced to have joined the Dutch Monitoring Council as one of the founding members. With the goal of ensuring that the WEEE targets are met, the Monitoring Council plays a pivotal role in defining procedures and standards for high-efficiency collection and recycling in The Netherlands.
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Fair competition on global and on EU level is key for a sustainable EU...

| Eurofer files formal complaint against state aid for Europe’s largest steel plant and demands a more effective EU trade defence policy.