Russia: ChelZinc produces a trial batch of cadmium pigments

Chelyabinsk Zinc Works has entered another stage of the manufacture diversification program. The first trial batch of cadmium pigments has been produced. The pigments are mostly used in coating that requires chemical stability, heat- and weather-resistance. Instead of metallic cadmium ChelZinc uses cadmium electrolyte in the manufacture of pigments, thus decreasing expenses. “The volume of…

Russia: aluminum exports down in June 2018

In January-June Russia exported 1.551 million tons of raw aluminum valued at $2.8 billion, up by 15.4% and by 32.1% YoY respectively. According to the Federal Customs Service, in June exports dropped by 34% MoM, to 272 thousand tons valued at $482.6 million, down by 34.1%. Rusal is Russia’s largest producer of primary aluminum. Last…

Russia: metal exports up in July 2018

In July major Russian metal companies shipped 5.28 million tons of steel and pipes via railroad, up by 5.3% YoY. Deliveries to the domestic market totaled 3.05 million tons (+0.4%), while exports grew by 12.8%, to 2.23 million tons. In January-July deliveries reached 37.62 million tons, up by 5.6% YoY. Local customers received 21.29 million…

Russia: Buzdyak Works masters manufacture of rebars of used pipes

The chairman of the Republic of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has visited the Buzdyak Works.

The works has mastered the manufacture of steel rebars.

As raw materials the company uses used gas pipes.

The capacity is up to 1 thousand tons of rebars per month. It employs 50 people. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Izhstal implements electronic system to check quality certificate authenticity

Izhstal has implemented an electronic system, which allows customers to check the authenticity of the quality certificates on their own. The information on certificates together with their scanned images is kept in the special database. The certificate is considered verified if there is a complete correspondence between the printed and electronic versions and there is…

Russia: Amurmetal planning development

In January-June the works previously known as Amurmetal and controlled by Torex-Khabarovsk LLC produced 264 thousand tons of rolled metal. The company is developing – it invests in modernization, prepares the manufacture of a new rebars standard and has concluded an agreement with Posco Daewoo on the supply of 300 thousand tons of billets. Since…