Refractories Worldforum – Hot Topics 2/2017
Dr Andreas Buhr Received the Theodore J. Planje – St. Louis Refractories Award
The Theodore J. Planje – St. Louis Refractories Award is presented annually “for the purpose of recognizing and honouring distinguished achievement in the refractories field.” Dr Buhr was honoured to join this select group of refractory leadership this past March, at the 53rd Annual Symposium on Refractories, St. Louis Section.
RHI Update on the Planned Combination with Magnesita
RHI/AT filed for merger control clearance with the competition authorities in Brazil at the end of March and in Europe at the beginning of May and expects to have a clearer picture of the outcome of the proceedings around the end of the first half of 2017. Based on their financial statements for the year 2016, the combined revenue of RHI and Magnesita amounted to approximately EUR 2,5 billion.
UNITECR 2017: Registration is Open
The Organizing Committee of UNITECR 2017 has been enthusiastically working for more than a year to provide the best congress for refractory specialists from around the world, not only in the technical program but also in the social side of the meeting.
Premium Refractories at AISTech 2017
The latest innovations were presented by Steuler-KCH/DE at AISTech, a trade fair which was held in Nashville/US in May 2017.
German Group SGL – Strong First Quarter Confirms Full Year Outlook
Group sales from continuing operations were up by 15,4 % to EUR 216,3 million, driven by market segments energy, digitization, industrial applications and textile fibers.
Stainless Steel Production Was up in Year 2016
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has released figures for the full year 2016 showing that stainless steel melt shop production increased by 10,2 % year-on-year to 45,8 Mt.
The US Aluminum Association Commends President Trump’s Launch of an Aluminum 232 Investigation
Heidi Brock, President and CEO of the Aluminum Association/US, commented on the Trump administration’s launch of a 232 investigation to determine the effects of aluminum imports on US national security.
Tenova: New Order for a Walking Beam Furnace from NLMK
Tenova has recently been contracted by NLMK, one of the major Russian steel companies, for a 320 t/h walking beam furnace for the Hot Flat Shop HRS at their plant in Lipetsk/RU.
The US Aluminum Association Released 2017 North America Aluminum Industry Plant and Press Directories
The US Aluminum Association released the 2017 edition of the North America Aluminum Industry Plant Directory and the North America Aluminum Industry Extrusion Press Directory. The Plant Directory covers 485 plants while the Extrusion Press Directory covers 204 plants, operating 538 extrusion presses, in North America as of April 2017. This updates previous directories last published in 2014. The directories provide plant location, types of products produced, contact information and affiliated websites.
Currently Biggest Contract for TRIMET Automotive Safeguards the Future as well as Jobs
A total of some 850 employees produce high-quality die-cast components for the automotive, electrical and machine construction industries in Harzgerode/DE. Among other things, TRIMET Automotive supplies engine blocks, transmission components, chassis parts and structural elements for well-known automobile brands. Starting next year, TRIMET Harzgerode will produce up to 1 million finished aluminium clutch housings annually for a well-known transmission manufacturer.
Randy C. Skagen: President of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) for 2017–2018
Randy C. Skagen, Vice President and General Manager, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc./US, has been appointed President of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) for 2017–2018. Randy Skagen succeeds Wendell L. Carter, Vice President and General Manager, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor/US. AIST announced its 2017–2018 Executive Committee and Board of Directors during AISTech 2017, the organization's annual conference and exposition, which was held 8–11 May 2017 in Nashville/US.
Nabaltec AG Continues to Post Growth
In 2016, Nabaltec AG/DE continued its successful performance from the year before, with consolidated revenues of EUR 159,2 million, up 5,2 % from the year before (EUR 151,3 million).
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