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Steel Industry Co-products position paper published

Brussels, 8 November 2018 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published a position paper on the steel industry’s use of co-products. Co-products are valuable materials produced alongside or as a consequence of the production of steel. For example, process gases are used as sources of heat and electricity, dusts and sludges are used as

Industry 4.0 from a single source: Primetals Technologies and PSI cooperate on production management solutions for steel industry

Strategic alliance combines process automation with production management • Customers receive finely tuned complete solution from a single source • Goals: Implementation of PSI solutions in plants with equipment from Primetals Technologies as well as modernizations and new plants Primetals Technologies Germany GmbH, Erlangen, and PSI Metals GmbH, Düsseldorf, have signed a cooperation agreement on

Steel industry welcomes EU Circular Economy Package

Brussels, 7 December 2015 – The publication of the Circular Economy Package last week provided a clear opportunity to complete the circular economy in Europe. The package sets out the objectives, tools and methodologies that should be used to ensure that steel products can be efficiently produced, used, reused, recovered and recycled in a constant

industry and unions jointly call for action on steel industry crisis

Brussels,  November 2015 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) and industriAll European Trade Union today issued a joint call for action by policy makers to ward off further job losses in the sector. The call comes as ministers meet today for an extraordinary Competitiveness Council, held in reaction to a slew of announcements from industry

Emergency EU summit on Steel: “Take full set of available trade defence measures,” says steel industry

Brussels, 09 November – As job losses caused by dumped Chinese steel mount the European steel industry calls on EU ministers meeting today to work on an emergency plan of action for the sector. “To avoid imminent, irreparable damage to the EU steel industry, policy makers need to take immediate action, using the full set

The steel industry calls for a reinforced partnership with governments for a sustainable future

  Brussels, 29 July 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its position paper on environmental change highlighting steel’s contribution to a low carbon society and the need for stronger partnership between governments and the steel industry. Edwin Basson, Director General of worldsteel said: “The steel industry is CO2 and energy intensive by

Dumping investigations against China: Advancements towards fair competition in the steel industry of Latin America

Alacero, Santiago, June 22th 2015. Following the meeting of the Steel Committee of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and the strong insistence of the steel industry on the damage that current overcapacity and unfair trade practices of China are causing to the global and Latin American steel markets, the governments of our

Steel industry seriously concerned over earlier introduction of Market Stability Reserve in 2019

Council and European Parliament must now take responsibility and provide robust safeguards against carbon leakage   The European Parliament and the EU Council came to an agreement over the Commission proposal for a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) in a meeting yesterday evening 5th May. The reserve will be introduced earlier than originally proposed by the

The steel industry calls for a holistic approach to water policies

Brussels, 15 April 2015 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has published its position paper on water management in the steel industry highlighting that local authorities are the most competent regulatory body for the management of water as policies need to be based on local conditions. With increasing recognition of the importance of water issues

Steel industry welcomes commitment to safeguard global competitiveness of the industry

Concerns about an earlier introduction of the Market Stability Reserve The European Parliament’s Environment Committee today adopted changes to the Commission proposal for a Market Stability Reserve (MSR). The committee introduced an earlier implementation already in 2018 instead of 2021 and immediately refers 900 million allowances into the Reserve. In addition, it proposes to put