Metal scrap

May 2017 crude steel production slightly higher than 2016

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 143.3 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2017, a 2.0% increase compared to May 2016.

Eriez Europe releases new corporate video

| Eriez Europe has released a new video showcasing their manufacturing and testing facilities in South Wales, UK.
Christine Becker, pixelio.de

BIR Shredder Committee: USA heads shredder plant league table

| The USA and Europe are home to around 68% of the world’s 914 shredders, it was revealed at the latest meeting of the BIR Shredder Committee, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre on May 23 under the chairmanship of Alton Scott Newell III of US-based Newell Recycling Equipment.
BIR

BIR: Emergence of “multi-polar” scrap trading

| Improved prices at the start of 2017 had led to a healthy availability of stainless steel scrap - but “these positive conditions were not to last”. There had been a subsequent downward correction in nickel and stainless scrap values such that flows of the latter had slowed, explained Jonathan Bower of UK-based ELG Haniel Metals.
Crude steel production

Crude steel production increases by 5 per cent

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 142.1 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2017, a 5.0% increase compared to April 2016.

High value of scrap exports revealed

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released new, independent data highlighting the important role scrap commodities play in U.S. exports.
steel packaging recycling

All-time high for steel packaging recycling

| Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has reached another all-time high of 77.5%, according to figures issued by APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.
Crude steel production

Crude steel production still increases

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 145.0 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2017, a 4.6% increase compared to March 2016.
Worldsteel

Steel recovery strengthens, but geopolitical uncertainty clouds outlook

| The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has released its Short Range Outlook for 2017 and 2018. It forecasts that global steel demand will increase by 1.3% to 1,535.2 Mt in 2017, following growth of 1.0% in 2016. In 2018, it is forecast that global steel demand will grow by 0.9% and will reach 1,548.5 Mt.

ISRI Unveils International Scrap Trade Database

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has launched a new International Scrap Trade Database providing information on international scrap trade flows. The data tables illustrate the trade of recyclables across the globe by major commodity and importing/exporting economies, and show the total amount of scrap traded globally.
Crude steel production

Crude steel production increases again

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 126.6 million tonnes (Mt) in February 2017, a 4.1% increase compared to February 2016.

European Aluminium: Legislation falls short on scrap exports

| Although the federation approves the decision for real recycling rates, it wants to see more ambitions on the treatment of scrap exports.
Briquetting presses

Briquetting presses for scrapyards and metal-processing

| Metso N SeriesTM NSPTM Briquetting Presses turn steel, aluminum, cast iron and other metals into a compact form for easier handling and more convenient transporting. Firmly packed, high-density briquettes increase metal recovery by enabling more accurate metering and reducing burn-off during melting.
Jürgen Nießen, pixelio.de

Steel Industry backs measure of real recycling

| The Environment Committee of the European Parliament will vote on 24 January to finalise its report on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive. The EU steel industry requests that the provision on final recycling is retained in order to measure real recycling.