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Indian steel giant Tata Steel has begun a major restructuring exercise in order to simplify operations and its overall group structure, largely through the cutting down on and restructuring of subsidiaries in Europe and India. Read more

Germany's wealthiest state, North Rhine-Westphalia, in the far west of the country, has launched a new AddSteel project. Funded by NRW Leitmarkt, the project will set about developing new function-adapted steel materials for use in additive... Read more

The European Union is to fund a new project through its Horizon 2020 programme that is looking to revolutionise underground mining through development of a “bio-inspired, modular and reconfigurable robot-miner” that can access small and difficult... Read more

Lithium miners have been preparing for a rise in demand when electric vehicles move into the mainstream. However, the price of the silver-white soft metal, which is essential for rechargeable batteries, has begun to slide following a burst of new... Read more

Western aluminium groups have urged leaders of G7 countries, ahead of the meeting next month in Biarritz, France to curb state subsidies that the industry considers to distort global trade and fuel overcapacity... Read more

SSAB has entered into an agreement to acquire Abraservice Holding, which provides wear parts and complete solutions in quenched and tempered steels (Q&T). Abraservice is currently part of the French-owned Jacquet Metal Service Group. Abraservice... Read more

European Metals Holdings (EMH) has said that operations at its lithium project in Cinovec, Czech Republic, could begin by mid-2022 and that preliminary discussions are already underway... Read more

Axalta, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has announced the expansion of its facility in Landshut, Germany. This will create a second production facility in the region for bonded metallic powder coatings with the company's... Read more

The Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has deployed 16 robots in its facility which successfully imitate the actions of real workers. By the end of 2019, the Company plans to automate a total of 32 manufacturing processes... Read more

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Swedish manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners BUMAX has signed a contract with scientific research institute CERN for more than a quarter of a million high strength premium stainless steel fasteners to be used for the upgrade of the... Read more

Outotec has signed a contract with Baikal Mining Company for the design and delivery of a greenfield copper concentrator and hydrometallurgical plant for the Udokan project located in the Kalarsky District in the Russian Far East. The contract... Read more

The EU's Horizon 2020 has granted €5.9-million for the continued development of a patented alumina technology. The technology is co-owned by Nordic Mining and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and patented in Norway, Russia, Denmark and the US... Read more

The steel industry’s most prestigious award, the Swedish Steel Prize 2019, is now accepting applications. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the sort after award. Read more

In the face of the increasingly publicised effects of biocides upon biodiversity and, along with it, our climate, Houghton International is undertaking a renewed push for companies to embrace FluidWorker... Read more

On Saturday, Elkem Iceland celebrated its 40th birthday. The facility, located 40 km outside Reykjavik in the town of Akranes is one of the world's largest ferrosilicon plants and is focused on the production of sustainable, high quality... Read more

Belgium's Umicore has acquired the Kokkola cobalt refinery in Finland from US copper miner Freeport-McMoRan for a reported $150-million (€134-million)... Read more

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British Steel, the UK's second-largest steelmaker, was forced into liquidation this week, just a day before the European Parliamentary elections began. Talks between the company's owner Greybull Capital and the government broke down leading to the... Read more

The federal court in Belém, Brazil has lifted the production embargo on the Alunorte alumina refinery, thus allowing the Norwegian aluminium manufacturer, Norsk Hydro, to resume full production after a long legal dispute... Read more

Anglo American has today committed to the World Bank’s Climate Smart Mining initiative, by becoming a founding donor to the Climate Smart Mining Facility. It is the first-ever fund that is dedicated to making mining for metals and minerals a more... Read more

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