Russia: Rosstandard approves new aluminum wire and rolled wire GOSTs

The Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandard) has approved three new standards on metal products made of aluminum and alloys. In particular, from February 1, 2020 instead GOST 20967-75 a new GOST 20967-2019 “Aluminum alloys rolled wire. Technical Specifications” will be introduced. From December 1, a new GOST 13843-2019 “Aluminum rolled wire. Technical…

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Ukraine: Electrostal shut down

In September Electrostal produced 1 thousand tons of billets and once again shut down its manufacture because of the unfavorable market situation. In January-September output decreased 3.3-fold YoY, to 73 thousand tons. From January till mid-March the company was idle, but after it resumed operation it worked only at one third of its capacity, In…

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Ukraine: AMKR starts commissioning turboblower for BF9

ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has started commissioning the turboblower No. 15. Investments in the project totaled 200 million UAH. The turboblowers provide the largest blast furnace No. 9 (manufactures 50% of the company pig iron) with cold air. The blast furnace complex modernization is scheduled for 2021. As a result, pig iron output will increase to…

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