Erema on a course of expansion in the USA

| To date, customers of Erema North America (ENA) have had a trial centre already covering some 1,000 m² of floor space and three recycling systems for trials at their disposal at the company's North America base in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Henri Vermeulen takes on ERPC chairmanship

| Mr Vermeulen is Vice President Paper for Recycling of the Smurfit Kappa Group and represents CEPI in the EPRC. His ERPC chairmanship began on 1 January 2015 and he will remain in this position until the end of 2016.

N+P announces further co-operation with Dyckerhoff

| The company will expand her cooperation for the delivery of high quality Subcoal pellets with Dyckerhoff in Germany.

Metso to supply automation technology for waste-to-energy plant in Poland

| The facilities will be capable of incinerating approximately 680 tons of waste per day and approximately 220,000 tons per year.

Hitachi Zosen Inova acquires HNP Kraftwerkstechnik GmbH

| The HNPK location in the Queis area of Landsberg (Sachsen-Anhalt) will be retained, and will continue operations as a subsidiary. The employment relationships with the around 50 members of staff will also be maintained unchanged by HZID.

FEAD not happy with EU decision

| The federation regrets the uncertainty around the future of the EU’s circular economy proposals.

Strengthening Trend EU steel market looks set to continue in 2015

| Eurofer foresees for 2015 continued but slow growth, although the outlook remains vulnerable to downside risks such as an escalation of the conflict in the Ukraine, slow growth in the emerging world and persisting weakness in France and Italy.

Recyclers look forward to a more ambitious Circular Economy Package

| PRE regrets the delay announced today for the EU’s Circular Economy Package. The European Commission unveiled its 2015 Work Programme today, during the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, which withdraws the circular economy proposal.

Where do good ideas come from?

| “Try Italy,” suggests our well-travelled Transport and Plant Correspondent, Malcolm Bates. A regular visitor to trade shows all over the world, he always tries to make it to Rimini every November for ‘Ecomondo’. Here is his report on the 2014 event.

OECD experts advise multilateral action to reduce export restrictions

| The BIR has welcomed OECD proposals of multilateral action to counter the harmful impact of export restrictions on steelmaking. The advice was given at an OECD workshop in Cape Town on December 11 which highlighted the detrimental effects of such export restrictions and the efficiency gains to be made from their simultaneous removal both upstream and downstream of steelmakers.

IARC: Driving for innovation

| The 15th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2015 organised by ICM AG will be held from March 25 – 27, 2015 in the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany.
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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.

Umicore acquires full ownership of Todini

| Umicore announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Todini family to purchase its 52% stake in Todini and Co, thereby bringing Umicore's ownership to 100%.

N+P gains SRF deal

| N+P announced the signing of a 5 year contract for the supply of Solid recovered fuels (SRF)into a number of cement plants belonging to the Portuguese cement companies Secil and Cimpor.

World Plastics Council elects Mosaed Al Ohali as chairman

| The first General Assembly of the World Plastics Council (WPC) was held to define key areas the Council will address. During the assembly, Mosaed Al Ohali, current Executive Vice President Polymers of Sabic, was elected as the new Chairman of WPC.