POSCO Mass Producing S31254 Stainless Steel for Sulfur Scrubbers for Marine Vessels

POSCO announced that it will actively target the super alloy stainless steel market to make sulfur scrubbers ahead of next year, when tighter sulfur oxide emissions guidelines on ships come into effect. Through extensive research and development, POSCO has succeeded in mass-producing S31254, a high-alloy stainless steel developed for use in seawater. The steel contains…

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Cobalt sulfate, tetroxide prices strengthen on near-term demand optimism

Expectations of stockpiling activity ahead of the Chinese National Day holiday (October 1-7) have boosted sentiment among suppliers, leading to higher spot quotations for battery raw materials, including cobalt sulfate and tetroxide. Fastmarkets’ assessment for cobalt tetroxide 72.6% Co min, delivered China rose to 200,000-210,000 yuan ($28,140-29,547) per tonne on Wednesday September 18, up 2.5% from…

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