British Steel takes on 66 new employees

British Steel takes on 66 new employees

26th November, 2020

British Steel is recruiting 66 new employees to support increased production at its operations in Scunthorpe and Teesside.

New grade of super steel for NLMK

New grade of super steel for NLMK

25th November, 2020

NLMK Lipetsk has mastered the production of a new grade of high-strength cold-rolled steel, a unique product for the Russian market. Its properties enable the production of lighter components while maintaining the same strength of the material, meaning NLMK steel can replace imported steel in the automotive and metalworking industries. NLMK delivered the first batch of such steel to Specta, a leading manufacturer of steel packaging straps.

New study shows life cycle of stainless steels

New study shows life cycle of stainless steels

25th November, 2020

‘The Global Life Cycle of Stainless Steels’, a summary of the results of a 2015 study which quantified the stocks and flows cycle of stainless steels, has been published by Team Stainless, an informal alliance of Eurofer, the International Chromium Development Association, the International Molybdenum Association, the International Nickel Study Group, the International Stainless Steel Forum, and the Nickel Institute.

Latest issue: November/December 2020

November/December 2020

That the electric arc furnace will play a major role in the future of global steel production is a given, despite the fact that, in the past, it was always considered inferior to its bigger brother the integrated mill. It was always argued that minimills were alright up to a point, but when it came to the production of superior steels for use by the automotive sector, well, that’s the territory of the big blast furnace-based operators. In fact, if you go right back to the very early days of Nucor Corporation in the USA, those who supported the superiority of the integrated mill often put forward the notion that minimills were fine for the production of trash can steel, but little else.

And we all know what happened next: minimills stepped up to the plate, they improved…