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  • Novelis announces nearly $130 million investment to enhance Oswego Operatio… 2021-10-19

    Oct. 18, 2021 - Novelis Inc., the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced plans to invest approximately $130 million to upgrade its operations in Oswego, NY to meet growing customer demand for sustainable, aluminum flat rolled products. The project enables Novelis to increase hot mill capacity by 124,000 metric tons at the plant, which serves the Can…

  • Seven Refractories acquires majority stake in HB Refractories, Cyprus 2021-10-18

    Oct. 18, 2021 - Following the international growth strategy, Seven Refractories has completed a major step in its further geographic expansion with the acquisition of a majority stake in HB Refractories, Cyprus, which will be renamed to Seven Refractories Ltd. “Over the last decade, Seven Refractories has impressed us with its significant footprint in the refractory market”, comments …

  • Elkem ASA - Helge Aasen continues as Elkem’s permanent CEO 2021-10-18

    Oct. 18, 2021 - Elkem’s board of directors and Helge Aasen have agreed that Aasen will continue as CEO of Elkem, after serving as interim CEO since June 2021. He assumes the role with immediate effect. Helge Aasen has previously served as CEO of Elkem from 2009 to 2019. He has a broad industrial experience after working in most of the company’s different functions for nearly 30 years.…

  • ArcelorMittal announces Stefan Buys to be new CEO of ArcelorMittal Mining 2021-10-18

    Oct. 1, 2021 - ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, today announces that Stefan Buys has been nominated Executive Vice President of ArcelorMittal and appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Mining, effective 1 October 2021. Stefan replaces Simon Wandke who is retiring, following a career of 40 years in the Mining industry, the last 11 of which have been w…

  • Gerdau resumes steel production in Paraná 2021-10-15

    Oct. 18, 2021 - Last week, the Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau announced the resumption of steel production operations at its plant located in Araucária, Paraná. The investment cost around 55 million Brazilian reals. The plant has an annual capacity of 420,000 tons of crude steel, was inactive since 2014, and will gradually resume its activities, with volumes adjusted to the evolution of the…

  • Intocast announces the acquisition of Pyrol in Mexico 2021-10-15

    Oct. 15, 2021 - INTOCAST’s CEO Matthias Normann completed his first visit to the new Group Member Pyrol in Mexico. Due to the rapid increase in demand for the company's product range in the region, the company decided to establish a new sales and technical support structure in Mexico. The result was that INTOCAST bought the majority stake in Pyrol in May 2021. Pyrol was founded two years ago …

  • Imerys to increase prices for the Refractory Market effective January 1st 2… 2021-10-14

    Oct. 11, 2021 - For the last 18 months, the global supply chain crisis has created unique challenges across the manufacturing landscape globally. All industries have faced extraordinary events regarding raw material availability and supply. Accelerating over the lastest months, a host of market conditions have worsened, including most recently the force majeure events of key su…

  • Elkem launches global climate roadmap: Reducing emissions towards net zero 2021-10-13

    Oct. 13, 2021 - Elkem, a global leader in silicon-based advanced materials, today announces a new climate roadmap detailing how the company plans to develop its business in line with the aim of the Paris agreement of limiting global warming to well below two degrees. The company aims to reduce its total fossil CO2 emissions by 28% from 2020-31 while growing its supplies to the green transit…

  • JSW Steel lights up second blast furnace at Dolvi 2021-10-10

    Oct. 10, 2021 - JSW Steel, a leading steel manufacturer in India, has launched the second blast furnace at its Dolvi works in Maharashtra. With the commissioning of the new blast furnace, JSW Steel has completed the expansion of crude steel production capacity at Dolvi works from 5 million tons per year to 10 million tons per year. Apart from a 4 million tons/year pellet plant, this expan…

  • Alteo Launches REal, a New Range of Alumina Solutions for Refractories 2021-10-09

    Oct. 9, 2021 - As a major player in the alumina industry for over a century, Alteo strengthens its leadership by offering more efficient specialty aluminas to its customers.To support refractory producers in their growth, Alteo develops its new, dedicated range of products. Announcing the launch of Alteo’s REal®, a new range of alumina solutions for refractories: -Easier to …

  • Refratechnik and Horn have jointly opted for production sites in Germany 2021-10-08

    Oct. 1, 2021 - Refratechnik Steel GmbH (Düsseldorf/Germany) is pleased to enter a production joint venture with Horn & Co. Minerals & Products Management GmbH (Siegen/Germany), and in this context to further expand and operate the Horn Group's factory for magnesia carbon bricks in Hünsborn near Siegen as "Refratechnik Horn Produktions GmbH". Refratechnik Steel, majority shareho…

  • HWI invests in creating a U.S. refractories manufacturing hub for its steel… 2021-10-08

    Oct. 8, 2021 - In response to increased U.S. steel industry customer demand, HarbisonWalker International (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services in North America, announced that it is making an investment to substantially increase production of its industry-leading steelmaking products. HWI will build a manufacturing and service hub for steel customers in the United…

  • Imerys organized a live discussion about sustainable mineral solutions 2021-10-08

    Oct. 7, 2021 - The sustainability challenge ahead of us is huge – but no organisation alone can find a solution. That was the key message from a round table organized by Imerys, in which industry leaders shared views and ideas on how businesses must engage the full supply chain to further improve the  sustainability of their operations, including the minerals and raw materials used. For t…

  • RHI Magnesita invests € 3,8 million into its French plant in Valenciennes 2021-10-08

    Oct. 8, 2021 - RHI Magnesita the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions, is investing 3,8 million euros in the modernization and automation of its plant in Valenciennes. “The comprehensive expansion and digitization of the Valenciennes plant is a clear strategic decision in favor of France as a business location”, says Stefan Borgas, CEO RHI Magnesit…

  • RHI Magnesita inks consortium deal to join the future of waste treatment in… 2021-10-08

    Oct. 8, 2021 - In a deal designed to provide 1.5 million Moscow residents with a renewable source of energy by 2023, RHI Magnesita has signed a consortium agreement with Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk (part of Rosatom’s manufacturing branch, AO “Atomenergomash”) to supply refractory engineering, materials and installation services for the construction of four new waste-to-energy plants. “Thi…

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