Russia: titanium output up in January 2017

In January output of raw titanium in Russia increased by 1.3% YoY and by 1.2% MoM.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, titanium semi-finished products (wire, rods and sections) output increased by 13.1% YoY, but dropped by 28.8% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Profil-Akras produces 5.5 thousand tons of pipes in February 2017

In February the Pipe Works named after Makarov (Profil-Akras) produced 5500 tons of pipes.

Deliveries to the local market reached 5700 tons, while exports stood at 2 thousand tons.

The company continues preparing for the start of the season, and March will see some scheduled repairs to ensure stable operation in summer. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Aluminum Association to standardize aluminum in construction

Aluminum Association has suggested standardizing documents regulating usage of aluminum and aluminum alloys in construction.

To reach the goal expert group will be created headed by the leading companies.

The decision has been taken during the meeting of the Aluminum Association construction sector with the participation of TatProf, KRAMZ, Realit, Rusal, Alukom, etc. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: MMK at UzBuild-2017

Tashkent has become a host to the UzBuild-2017 international construction exhibition. MMK is one of the participants. The company presents products for construction, including bars, cold- and hot-rolling sheet, galvanized metal and metal with coating, as well as metal wares. Among the new products are the high-strength and wear-resistant steel, manufactured under MagStrong brand. In…


Russia: pipe makers invest 21 billion rubles into modernization in 2016

In 2016 investments of the major Russian pipe manufacturers in the modernization exceeded 21 billion rubles. According to the Foundation on pipe industry development, TMK invested over 10 billion rubles into the program to improve premium pipe quality and increase capacities. The United Metallurgical Company (OMK) invested 6 billion rubles into new products. Chelyabinsk Pipe…


Russia: MMK starts producing new wares

MMK-Metiz under the program of product range increase started producing LB-52MK electrode with 2.6 mm diameter.

Now the company produces such electrodes in 4 diameters: 3.2, 4, 5 and 2.6 mm.

MMK-Metiz has been producing a wide range of welding materials since 1949. Its welding shop can produce 35 electrode grades. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: metal companies lose 400 thousand tons of steel because of blockade

In February Ukraine produced 1.71 million tons of steel, down by 18.7%, or by 393 thousand tons MoM. The average daily steel smelting in February dropped to 61.1 thousand tons from 67.8 thousand tons in January. Pig iron production in February decreased by 18.2%, to 1.565 million tons, rolled metal output dropped by 20%, to…


Ukraine: Evraz selling coke plants

Evraz is in the process of selling its Evraz Yuzhkoks Works, uniting Bagley and Dneprodzerzhinsk coke and chemical plants. “The conclusion of the transaction requires several conditions, which the sides cannot fully influence”, Evraz said. According to the company, the payment of assets will be made by installments by August. Apart from the two coke…