Russia: new aluminum GOST approved

A new GOST 4784-2019 “Aluminum and deformable aluminum alloys. Grades” has been approved. It covers aluminum and deformable alloys used in the manufacture of a wide range of semi-finished products (sheet, coils, rounds, plates, rods, sections, etc.). Over 50 types of aluminum alloys used in the construction, power, machine-building, etc were added to the new…

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Russia: TMK sales down in H1 2019

In January-June TMK decreased pipe sales by 3% YoY, to 1.989 million tons. In particular, the sales of seamless and welded pipes dropped by 3% and by 4% respectively. At the same time the sales of large-diameter pipes increased by 48%. Sales of OCTG pipes remained almost unchanged at 948 thousand tons, growing in Russia…

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