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Five months before it opens, the IFAT Entsorga trade fair in Germany has sold out its 2.3 million square feet (215,000 square meters) of exhibition space.
Posted on October 28th, 2011 No comments
Speaking to attendees at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Ferrous Division meeting in Munich in October, Tom Bird of Van Dalen Recycling in the U.K. said encouragement should be derived from the fact that “business is still being done, reflecting demand,” and that although prices have fallen, current levels “are not as low as some were forecasting.” Bird, who also is president of the European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Federation (EFR),said compared to the crisis of 2008, “our customers are more robust, more consolidated and far more likely to continue to perform [even] in a falling marketplace.” Indian steel production growth is likely to be restricted to from 5 to 6 percent in the current year rather than the 10 to 12 percent originally anticipated, reported Zain Nathani of the Nathani Group of Companies. Having noted that many of the country’s steel mills had cut production in response to lower iron ore availability, the speaker went on to say that India’s ferrous scrap imports fell a fraction below 4 million metric tons in the 2010/11 financial year, backing off from around 4.75 million metric tons in 2009/10
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BIR Autumn Roundtables: Ferrous Demand Likely to Return
Posted on October 6th, 2011 No comments
A meeting hosted by Summerhill Impact and supported by Environment Canada will address best practices on the proper handling of end-of-life vehicles.
Meeting to Address Vehicle Recycling in Canada
Posted on August 24th, 2011 No comments
Mazda Motor Corp. , Hiroshima, Japan, has introduced a new technology to recycle scrapped bumpers from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) into raw material to make new vehicle bumpers. Mazda says the new technology is initially being used to make rear bumpers for the company’s Biante minivan
Posted on August 15th, 2011 No comments
Shredder Committee Discusses Key Issues at BIR Spring Convention During the Shredder Committee Meeting held during the Bureau of International Recycling’s (BIR) World Recycling Conference in Singapore in mid-May, the panel of speakers outlined recent progress toward increasing the recovery of nonferrous fractions from the shredder process as well as maximizing material value. During the session, Olivier Fran
Posted on July 28th, 2011 No comments
Harsco Corp. , headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., has been awarded a nine-year contract valued at more than $90 million
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Harsco Lands Multi-Year Contract at New Brazilian Steel Complex
Posted on July 26th, 2011 No comments
Steel mill buyers on the spot market in June returned to paying more than $500 per ton for prompt grades of ferrous scrap, as, after two months of declining in value, ferrous prices rebounded by about $15 per ton during the June buying period. According to the Raw Material Data Aggregation Service (RMDAS) of Management Science Associates (MSA), Pittsburgh, the national average for its prompt industrial composite grade (No. 1 busheling, No.
A Modest Rebound
Posted on March 10th, 2011 No comments
The Japanese company VIAM Manufacturing has announced plans to locate a plant in Manchester, Tenn., that will produce PET stable carpet fiber from clear recycled PET bottles.
Posted on February 23rd, 2011 No comments
According to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel), world crude steel production reached 119 million metric tons in January 2011, a 5.3 percent improvement from January 2010. For this past January, China’s crude steel production reached 52.8 million metric tons, a 0.5 percent increase from the same time in 2010. Other key areas in Asia include Japan, which produced 9.7 million metric tons of crude steel in January 2011, up 10.7 percent compared to the same time last year; and South Korea, which saw January crude steel production increase by 24.2 percent to 5.6 million metric tons from figures the same time last year.
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World Steel Production Increases in January
Posted on January 15th, 2011 No comments
During the past several years, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard- or PCI DSS- has in some ways stood out as a model of industry self-regulation.
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PCI DSS Spending to Rise as Businesses Buy In: Survey