Russia: GOST for stainless steel wares developed

The TsNIIchermet named after Bardin has developed the final edition of the GOST 5949 standard “Metal products of stainless steels and corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant alloys. Technical specifications”. “The standard has been developed on the initiative of the metal works – manufacturers of corrosion- and heat-resistant rolled steel to replace the GOST 5949-75 “Corrosion- and heat-resistant…

Ukraine: metal prices up in August 2017

In August prices of industrial products increased by 0.4% MoM and by 23.6% YoY.

According to the State Statistics Service, iron ore prices increased by 6.6%, coal by 6%, in metal manufacture by 2.8%.

At the same time coke prices dropped by 1.5%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: metal companies get preferences from Railroads

The state company Russian Railroads has started using decreasing coefficients when calculating tariffs for transportation of rolled sheet for NLMK and some other companies. The decreasing coefficient will be valid through December 31. It covers rolled sheet transportation from the railroad stations of Novolipetsk, Revda, Apparatnaya, Nizhneserginskaya, Yekaterinburg, Vorsino and Vladivostok. At the same time…

Ukraine: Kerch bridge hurting metal makers

The construction of the bridge over the Kerch Strait will have negative consequences for Ukrainian metallurgy. Earlier the Russian authorities claimed that the project would not affect the free sailing in the Black and Azov Seas, nor the throughput of Ukrainian Azov ports – Mariupol and Berdyansk. “But the reality is different. Moscow has imposed…

Kazakhstan: PM inspects modernizing industrial enterprises in Karaganda

At the plant for production of metallurgical-grade silicon of Tau-Ken Temir LLP, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev has checked the current measures for technological modernization and prospects for development of the enterprise. Sagintayev examined the operational shops for silicon, refining, teeming and production, and visited the silicon intermediate storage facility. Murat Zhukenov, the Board…