APEAL announces 2025 recycling vision

APEAL announces 2025 recycling vision

25th February, 2021

The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL), has announced its 2025 vision for recycling – Zero steel packaging to landfill – as part of Steel for Packaging Week, a virtual event designed to showcase steel as the model material for a 21st century circular economy.

Liberty looks into industrial-sized hydrogen steelmaking in France

Liberty looks into industrial-sized hydrogen steelmaking in France

25th February, 2021

Liberty Steel Group, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Paul Wurth and SHS - Stahl-Holding-Saar (SHS) to assess the building and operating of an industrial-sized, hydrogen-based steelmaking plant at Dunkerque in France. If developed, the plant would be one of the first operations of its type in France.

Total and finished steel imports up, says AISI

Total and finished steel imports up, says AISI

25th February, 2021

[All figures expressed in this article are net tons]: Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the USA imported a total of 2.42Mt of steel in January 2021, including 1.23Mt of finished steel (down 23.1% and 24.8%, respectively, compared with January 2020). Total and finished steel imports are up 62.2% and down 7.5%, respectively, compared with the previous month, December 2020. Finished steel import market share was an estimated 15% in January 2021.

Latest issue: February 2021 (Digital Issue)

February 2021 (Digital Issue)

It will soon be one year since COVID-19 graced the western world with its presence. As I write this Leader (in mid-February) I am aware that this time last year none of us, bar the residents of Wuhan, had any idea of ‘lockdown’. Up until last March, relying upon Zoom for meetings and conferences, and online ordering for everything from books to frying pans, were alien concepts. I used to enjoy shopping, wandering around department stores, perusing the shelves of a high street bookstore, drinking cappuccino and eating cake in a café and then paying a small fortune for a multi-storey car park. Oh, the good old days!

Less than 12 months on, the world has acclimatised itself to new technology. It’s almost as if we have started to catch up with the societies portrayed in Philip K…