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JSW Steel readies to restart mills after lockdown

7 April 2020 - 16:49
Indian private-sector producer JSW Steel fell just short of its 2019-20 production target because of the coronavirus outbreak but plans to restart all its operations when India's lockdown is scheduled to end on 15 April.

Spain exempts large power consumers from total lockdown

1 April 2020 - 18:58
Spain has exempted much of its metals, chemicals, cement and other large power-consuming industries from the halt in non-essential economic activity decreed in the country from 30 March, although they will still have to cut output.

China’s PMIs rebound on returning March demand

31 March 2020 - 20:05
China's steel sector purchasing managers index (PMI) rose in March, as steel demand resumed with more production restarts with the country's coronavirus outbreak deemed to be under control.

Case Study: Otto Junker, OE750 for foundry process control

30 March 2020 - 19:15
Otto Junker GmbH design and make metallurgical furnace equipment and thermo-processing systems. They also operate a steel foundry, producing castings for specialist high-technology engineering applications, such as power generation, environmental engineering and marine environments. The company make castings from steel, stainless steel, nickel, cobalt and copper-based materials, and develop innovative grades of exotic alloys for new applications.

Danieli high-speed, high-capacity bar mill technology for Luzhou Xinyang I&S

27 March 2020 - 19:09
Currently in its engineering phase, the high-speed bar mill of Luzhou Xinyang I&S, China, will produce 1.4 Mtpy of rebar products in the range from 12- to 40-mm diameter, for grades HRBF 400E - 500E. Starting from 165-mm diameter billets weighing up to 2,500 kg, the new mill will operate at speeds up to 240 tph.

Indian steelmakers appeal to operate during lockdown

25 March 2020 - 18:26
Indian steelmakers are appealing to the government to allow them to maintain operations during the country's 21-day lockdown, as allowed under a law that designates them as "essential services".

Extension of Malaysia lockdown hurts biomass output

25 March 2020 - 18:21
Malaysia today extended a countrywide lockdown by two weeks to 14 April to combat the spread of the coronavirus, a move expected to keep wood pellet factories closed for nearly a month.

India lockdown tightens lower Fe iron ore supplies

25 March 2020 - 18:15
India's 21-day lockdown from today to combat its coronavirus outbreak has forced many of its iron ore exporters to declare force majeure, cutting supplies of lower cost iron ore fines just when Chinese steel mills were turning to them to preserve margins.

Vietnam extends safeguards on long steel imports

24 March 2020 - 20:09
Vietnam has extended safeguard measures on imports of steel billet, rebar and wire rod until 2023, the trade and industry ministry said.

Tata and ThyssenKrupp to reduce output

24 March 2020 - 20:02
Tata has not idled any blast furnaces across its Port Talbot and IJmuiden sites in the UK and the Netherlands, despite reducing production because of lower demand.
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