Russia: Bardin Institute develops new steel for railroad wheels

The Ferrous Metals Research Institute named after Bardin has developed a new alloyed steel with bainitic structure for the solid-rolled railroad wheels. Vyksa Iron and Steel Works and Russian Railroads participated in the development. The new bainitic steel has demonstrated higher mechanical and exploitation characteristics than its predecessors. The wheels were produced at Vyksa Iron…


Ukraine: Mekhanobrchermet to pay 4 million UAH of salary debts

One of the largest metal companies of Krivoy Rog – Mekhanobrchermet – has topped the Dniepropetrovsk region list on salary debts.

The management was ordered to pay 4.1 million UAH to its employees.

The company deals in processing and sintering of ferrous metals ores. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: aluminum exports up in January-August 2018

In August Russia exported 423.3 thousand tons of raw aluminum, up by 42.15% YoY.

In January-August, according to the customs statistics, the exports totaled 2.15 million tons valued at $3910 million, up by 12.2% and by 25.2% YoY respectively.

In August the average prices was $1809 per ton, up by 8.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Armenia and Kyrgyzstan taken to WTO over steel pipe duties

Ukraine has launched complaints at the World Trade Organization to challenge antidumping duties imposed by Armenia and Kyrgyzstan on certain types of Ukrainian steel pipes, documents published by the WTO showed. Ukraine said the two countries, both members of the Russia-dominated Eurasian Economic Union, should have phased out duties that were “higher than necessary, erroneous…


Ukraine: scrap deliveries to metal companies to grow in November 2018

The state enterprise Ukrpromvneshekspertisa forecasts that in November the volume of ferrous scrap deliveries to metal companies will grow by 4.4% MoM, to 260 thousand tons.

The forecast for October will drop by 3.9% MoM, to 240 thousand tons.

In December the deliveries are expected to reach 230 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Evraz NTMK warehouse stocks down

For the first time in Russia Evraz NTMK has implemented a system of manufacture planning on the basis of SAP ERP and SAP APO PP/DS.

The system has changed the process of ordering, manufacture planning and spare parts producing.

As a result, the level of warehouse stocks has decreased by 10%. (Ukrainian metal)