Russia: Norilsk Nickel and Russian Platinum JV to become leading platinum maker

Arktik Palladiy, a joint venture (JV) between Norilsk Nickel and Russian Platinum, will gradually raise its production to 120 tons of platinum group metals per year, making it the world’s top producer, President of Russian Platinum Musa Bazhayev said at a meeting of the Russian-Saudi economic council. “We expect to get the first product in…

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Russia: Bardin Institute preparing amendments to GOST 5640-68

The Center of metal products standardization and certification the Central Scientific and Research Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy named after Bardin has prepared the second edition of the interstate standard GOST 5640 “Steel. Metallographical method of rolled metal microstructure evaluation”. The standard is being developed to replace the GOST 5640-68 in order to include a number…

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Russia: Krasniy Octyabr to develop industrial tourism

Krasniy Octyabr Iron and Steel Works intends to implement industrial tourism programs. According to the company management, this will help solve the employee shortage problem. At present the company lacks operators of bridge cranes and excavators. Industrial tourism is not developed in Volgograd region – only a handful of food industry plants participate in the…

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