Russia: Polymetal to develop Tomtor

Polymetal intends to enter the development of the Tomtorskoye rare-earth metals deposit in Yakutia. According to the chairman Vitaliy Nesis, the board will discuss the issue in December. Before making its choice, Polymetal has looked at several other projects, including Chuktukon in Krasnoyarsk region and Belozimenskoye deposit in Irkutsk region, but had to stop at…

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Uzbekistan: Uzmetkombinat exports up in January-August 2019

In January-August Uzbekistan Iron and Steel Works exported 275.6 thousand tons of metal products, up by 12.2% YoY. Ferrous metals accounted for the lion’s share of exports. Enamelware accounted for the rest. “At present the company exports to 8 countries. Afghanistan and Kazakhstan purchase rolled metal, Kyrgyzstan and Russia – copper and alloys products, Tajikistan…

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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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