Metal scrap

Jürgen Nießen,

More balanced market expected for ferrous metals

| Overall, scrap demand is still healthy and volatility is now expected to be lower than in previous months, it was reported to the latest BIR Ferrous Division meeting by board member Tom Bird of UK-based Liberty Steel.

Moderate but continued growth for global steel demand

| The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today released its October 2017 Short Range Outlook (SRO). worldsteel forecasts global steel demand will reach 1,622.1 Mt in 2017.
Jürgen Nießen,

BIR Ferrous Division: Developments with focus on India

| On Sunday, 15 October at 10.30, the plenary session of the BIR Ferrous Division will feature a keynote presentation by Ms Becky E. Hites from Steel-Insights LLC (USA).

ISRI 2017 Scrap Yearbook published

| The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has announced the release of its sixth annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook, providing up-to-date information and statistics about the U.S. scrap industry and global scrap marketplace.
USS Thomas S. Gates

Recycling of USS Thomas S. Gates begins

| EMR recently towed the fifth vessel from a fleet of six US Navy vessels, awarded to them for dismantling by the by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), into one of their Gulf coast ship-breaking facilities.

New General Manager for Upstate Shredding’s New Castle operations

| George Ostendorf joins the East Coast’s scrap metal processor with more than 20 years management experience in the metals recycling industry
World steel production

World steel production still increasing

| World crude steel production for the 67 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 141.0 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2017, a 3.2% increase compared to June 2016.

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,

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: 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.