Metal scrap

World crude steel output decreases by -2.8% in 2015

| World crude steel production reached 1,622.8 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2015, down by -2.8% compared to 2014. Crude steel production decreased in all regions except Oceania in 2015.

IARC: How to stop illegal export of ELVs

| The 16th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016 organized by ICM AG will be held from March 16 – 18, 2016 in the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany.

Euric reminds of the benefits of recycled steel scrap in steelmaking

| The European Recycling Industries Confederation (EuRIC) voiced European steel recyclers’ views during a side-event of the United Nations conference on climate change COP21.

Tinplate Most-Recycled Packaging Material in Germany

| With a recycling quota of 93.3% of the Tinplate packaging consumed in Germany, packaging steel has retained its top position once again in 2014.

Swollen imports fuel fight for tonnage in EU steel market

| Revised data on the EU steel market suggest that demand could grow by 1.5% in 2015, on a par with the expected rise in activity of the EU steel consuming sectors. However, third country suppliers rather than domestic producers will be the main beneficiaries from demand growth in the EU market. Weakening domestic order intakes signal that steel buyers are remaining very cautious.

Ferrous metals: “It’s not going to be business as usual”

| Billet exports from China “at ever-decreasing prices” have been “truly the cause of the present condition of ferrous scrap values”, BIR Ferrous Division President William Schmiedel of Sims Metal Management in the USA told the body’s latest gathering in Prague on October 27.

Metals “perfectly suited” for the Circular Economy” says European industry

| The combined European metals industry today demonstrated their support for the upcoming Circular Economy Package through a common position paper. In Boosting the Circular Management of Metals, the metals sector highlights how it looks forward to an ambitious Circular Economy Package supporting growth, innovation, competitiveness and jobs.

Worldsteel predicts slow growth

| The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has released its Short Range Outlook (SRO) for 2015 and 2016. Worldsteel forecasts that global steel demand will decrease by -1.7% to 1,513 Mt in 2015 following growth of 0.7% in 2014. In 2016, it is forecast that world steel demand will show growth of 0.7% and will reach 1,523 Mt.

COPEX launches new range of hydraulic scrap shears

| The new S-Wing scrap shears with pre-compression by wings are specifically designed for shearing and compacting light to medium-heavy mixed scrap

Eriez introduces new eddy current separator

| New Design Helps Workers to change the belt in 10 minutes.
Katharina Wieland Müller,

New campaign on ship recycling

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

Recycling rate for cans at new record level

| According to the European Aluminium Association (EAA), 7 out of 10 aluminium beverage cans in Europe are recycled.
Dieter Schütz,

Chinese steel imports confuse buyers in Europe

| Steel supplied on the EU market by European steel producers complies with the European regulations and standards. This is not guaranteed in the case of Chinese steel imported in the EU, notably imports of wire rod, rebar and bar, as well as hot-rolled coil and heavy plate. "Steel made in Europe means reliability in trade, stability of properties during processing and safety in the use of the material", Eurofer Director Axel Eggert says.

Eurofer expects strengthening steel demand in 2015

| According to Eurofer Director General Axel Eggert, growth in 2015 is not foreseen to be much higher, but more balanced over the year and more harmonised across the steel using sectors.
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