Metal scrap

Slight decrease in september crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 151.5 million tonnes (Mt) in September 2019, a 0.3% decrease compared to September 2018.

Obstacles to free trade stand in the way of sustainability

| “I think we can agree that there is no place for quotas, tariffs and bans in the scrap industry,” insisted Greg Schnitzer of US-based Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. in Budapest on October 15.

Metso delivers steel recycling plant to India

| Metso has been awarded with an order to deliver a Texas Shredder PS for Tata Steel’s upcoming steel scrap recycling plant. The order marks the first steel scrap shredding facility in India.

August 2019 crude steel production

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 156.0 million tonnes (Mt) in August 2019, a 3.4% increase compared to August 2018.

Crude steel production still increases

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in July 2019, a 1.7% increase compared to July 2018.
BIR

BIR announces first speaker for Budapest convetion

| On Tuesday, 15 October at 10.15, the plenary session of the BIR Ferrous Division will feature a keynote presentation by Ms Becky E. Hites from Steel-Insights LLC (USA).

Steel sector faces losses from climate regulation

| On average, 14% of steel companies’ value is at risk from rising carbon prices, says a new report from research provider CDP. The sector is expected to reduce emissions by less than 50% by 2050, compared to the 65% reduction needed to keep global warming below 2°C.

Crude steel production increases by 4.6%

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 159.0 million tonnes (Mt) in June 2019, a 4.6% increase compared to June 2018.

Metal detection for glass & PVC recycling

| Eriez Europe has recently supplied an E-Z Tec 9000 R Metal Detector with Pneumatic Reject System to be utilised by a customer that manufactures glass beads, used to increase durability and anti-skid and reflective properties in road markings.
Picture: Klaas hartz, pixelio.de

From spark test to smart tech—how and why scrap metal sorting has changed

| Today’s metal recycling yards are processing a higher volume and greater variety of scrap metals than ever before. That means efficient and accurate sorting—down to the specific alloy and grade of the material—is business-critical.

Crude steel production continues to increase

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 162.7 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2019, a 5.4% increase compared to May 2018.

Steel packaging meets industry target 3 years earlier

| Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit an all-time high of 80.5%, according to figures issued by APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging.
Dieter Schütz, pixelio.de

China’s shredder population surges to just short of US levels

| In a “dramatic” development, the number of shredders installed within China has soared by around 250 over the last two years to a new total of 317, it was revealed to the latest BIR Shredder Committee meeting by its Chairman, Alton Scott Newell III of Newell Recycling Equipment in the USA.

Crude steel production increases in April

| World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2019, a 6.4% increase compared to April 2018.