Metal scrap

Commission takes action for steel industry in Europe

| The Commission suggests policy measures to support the European steel sector to overcome its serious challenges, largely due to global overcapacity.

Italian steel scrap prices lower in February

| The Alocci RI Group has published a report on the Italian steel market for February that show some good signs, but also some flaws.

Record for European rigid metal packaging

| According to Metal Packaging Europe, in 2013 more than 3 million tonnes of steel packaging and aluminium beverage cans were recycled.

Steel production with weak start into 2016

| World crude steel production for the 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) was 128 million tonnes (Mt) in January 2016, a -7.1% decrease compared to January 2015.

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.
BIR

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.