| India’s demand for secondary aluminium will increase by 8-10% per year, mainly boosted by the country’s rapidly-growing automotive industry, according to Akshay Agarwal.
| India ranks as the world’s number one importer and consumer of stainless steel scrap not only because of the amount of stainless steel produced in India (it is second only to China) but also because of the very high proportion of scrap to primary use in its production mix, it was underlined at the latest meeting of the BIR Stainless Steel & Special Alloys Committee.
| The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) released preliminary data for world lead and zinc supply and demand during the first eight months of 2017. A brief summary is listed in the tables below. Full details are available in the October 2017 edition of the Group’s 77 page ‘Lead and Zinc Statistics’ Bulletin.
| Expert panel of guest speakers give insight into the present and future challenges of the global non-ferrous metals business from an Indian perspective.
| In 2016, the European Union recycled 47 percent of all beverage cartons placed on the market, or some 430.000 tonnes, according to the latest industry figures gathered by ACE, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment.
| Consolidated sales in the first six months of 2017 came to €218.3 million, up 30% on the level posted in the same period of 2016, chiefly as a result of higher lead and zinc prices.
| MSS, Inc., the optical sorter division of CP Group, introduces MetalMiner, the next generation of induction-based true all-metal detectors.
| So far this year, business activity in the German aluminium sector has shown a largely positive trend. Aluminium producers (plus 5.7 per cent) and converters (plus three per cent) both increased production in the first half of 2017, although there was a slight decline (minus one per cent) in the production of semis.
| Ad Rem has developed the Vulture, a compact and efficient installation for Zorba and IBA separation.
| Provisional data reported to the ILZSG indicate that world refined lead metal demand exceeded supply by 91kt during the first five months of 2017. Over the same period total reported stock levels increased by 23kt.
| World mine production is estimated to have declined by around 3.5% in the first quarter of 2017 and world refined production is estimated to have remained essentially unchanged in the first quarter of 2017.
| The International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) released preliminary data for world lead and zinc supply and demand during the first four months of 2017.
| Eriez Europe has released a new video showcasing their manufacturing and testing facilities in South Wales, UK.
| China’s reform of its scrap import regime will have potentially far-reaching consequences for the non-ferrous metals sector, the latest divisional meeting was warned by Ma Hongchang, BIR’s advisor on the country’s policy and regulatory developments. It was even possible, he told delegates in Hong Kong on May 22, that the Chinese government would go as far as to ban imports of certain items of mixed metal scrap.