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Carbon Steel News

Auto, steel talks at 'sensitive' stage

By: Terence Creamer     5th November 2004 Steel group Ispat Iscor last week reported that its talks with the automotive industry regarding an existing pricing contract were at a very “sensitive stage”. 

300-axle order received from the Pacific Rim

By: elizabeth rebelo     29th October 2004 East Rand-based Swasap has secured a 300-axle export order from a customer on the Pacific Rim, reports MD Derek Anderson. 

Steel group moves to review auto deal

By: Terence Creamer     22nd October 2004 Steel group Ispat Iscor has confirmed that it is in early-stage talks with the automotive industry to review its current steel-pricing agreement with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the sector. 

Ispat Iscor's coke project gets enviro green light

By: Martin Czernowalow     20th October 2004 South African steel giant Ispat Iscor has received the go-ahead from the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs (DAEA) to proceed with its proposed coke project, in Newcastle. 

Spoornet tests megatrain on Sishen-Saldanha line

19th October 2004 South African rail utility Spoornet has successfully tested advanced technology to increase capacity on its Sishen-Saldanha iron-ore export railway line. 

Fundamentals in place for growth in stainless output

By: andrea marais     15th October 2004 Despite South Africa’s vast ferrochrome resources it still remains one of the smaller stainless steel markets in the world. 

Analysis of material's life-cycle costs required

15th October 2004 There is a common misconception that the cost of casting components in stainless steel is prohibitive. 

Middle Eastern market beckons

15th October 2004 Stainless-steel association, Sassda’s Cooperative Development Initiative (SSCDI) is spearheading a drive to open up Middle East markets to local manufacturers. ? 

Industry association studies issues confronting holloware sector

15th October 2004 A two-pronged research programme is being undertaken both locally and internationally by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) to, firstly, identify which benefits are offered by overseas governments to their manufacturers and, secondly, to audit local manufacturing... 

Gas cylinders may go stainless

15th October 2004 Heavy gas cylinders for domestic and recreational use manufactured from carbon steels may soon be no more. ? 

World markets open to SA stainless castings

15th October 2004 Though less than three percent of all stainless steel used within South Africa is beneficiated through the casting sector, it continues to occupy a vital position in the total conversion sector. ? 

Awards viewed as part of growth drive

15th October 2004 Sponsor of the Stainless Steel Awards, hosted by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda), Columbus Stainless CEO Dave Martin, says his company is proud to support the awards, which are critical in promoting the industry, enhancing the image of stainless steel and... 

Converter believes innovation should be rewarded

15th October 2004 Stainless steel tube manufacturer Fischer Group SA is a sponsor in the 2004 Stainless Steel Awards hosted by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda). 

Pipe and tube giant carves out auto niche

15th October 2004 South Africa’s largest stainless steel welded tube and pipe manufacturer Barloworld Stainless has been associated with the Awards since the inaugural event in 1998. ? 

Kitchen solutions firm on acquisition trail

By: andrea marais     15th October 2004 Stainless-steel kitchen solutions company Franke Kitchen Systems South Africa is expanding through acquisitions in South Africa and the Common market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) trade block.? 

Science and art merge in tableware design

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Stainless steel is a metal usually associated with hard-core engineering, factories and foundries, but well-known South African designer Carrol Boyes manages to skillfully combine the science of engineering with art to produce creative and highly-sought-after tableware. 

Autopart firm is set to grow its tube output

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Leading stainless steel converter, Bosal Afrika, is set to significantly increase the output of is tube and pipe factory in Waltloo, Pretoria. 

Metal-finishing specialist wins Chinese consultancy

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 South Africa’s largest manufacturer and distributor of metal finishing products, Rebuff, has been appointed as quality consultants for one of China’s biggest stainless-steel-cutlery manufacturers. 

Eighteen nominees for 2004 stainless-steel awards

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Eighteen entries have been nominated the 2004 stainless-steel awards hosted by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda). 

Distributors play key role in materia's development

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Distributors play a key role in the development of stainless steel in South Africa and are at the forefront of promoting the metal in the local market. 

New plant for service centre

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Stainless-steel engineering service centre, Plasma Cut, has received new equipment to the value of R2,5-million. 

Stainless-steel electrode advance tested

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Welding, cutting and gases company Afrox has launched a new product that was developed in cooperation with petrochemicals giant Sasol. 

SA firm to supply vessels to Angola cooking-oil plant

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th October 2004 Johannesburg-based Interfab has been awarded a R5-million export contract to supply stainless-steel vessels for a plant making edible oils in Luanda, Angola. 

Steel industry to respond to zero-duty proposal

By: Terence Creamer     15th October 2004 The carbon and stainless-steel industry is planning to respond to the Government Gazette notice issued by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac), which states that it will review the customs duty structure for primary steel and stainless steel. 

Ispat Iscor signs multimillion rand outsourcing deal

12th October 2004 Steel producer Ispat Iscor recently signed a three-year network outsourcing contract with information technology services provider Dimension Data. 

Concern over medical benefits for retired steel workers

12th October 2004 A trade union claims that as many as 4 000 former Ispat Iscor employees could lose their medical benefits, after the company announced that it is to shift its employees from its current medical aid fund, Protector Health. 

SA steel prices set to rise again in November

8th October 2004 Steel producer Ispat Iscor announced in September that it would adjust domestic prices on certain steel products by between 2,5% and 8% effective from November 2004 – in line with international price movements. 

Ispat Iscor to grow output by 2-million tons by 2008

By: Martin Czernowalow     28th September 2004 South African steel giant Ispat Iscor revealed yesterday that it plans to up output by two-million tons a year during the next three years, through various debottlenecking projects and investments. 

There will be a smelter at Coega – IDC

By: Martin Czernowalow     24th September 2004 The Coega aluminium smelter will go ahead, South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) said last week, confirming that talks with potential investors are still under way. 

DTI-LNM talks proceeding 'constructively'

By: Martin Czernowalow     21st September 2004 Talks on a new domestic steel-pricing model, between the government of South African and global steel group LNM Holdings, have so far been “constructive” and a deal could be expected before the end of this year, a government official told Engineering News Online yesterday. 

There will be a smelter at Coega - IDC

By: Martin Czernowalow     17th September 2004 The Coega aluminium smelter will go ahead, South Africa's State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) said yesterday, confirming that talks with potential investors are still under way. 

Ispat Iscor announces further steel price hikes

10th September 2004 South African steel producer Ispat Iscor yesterday announced that it would adjust domestic prices on certain steel products by between 2,5% and 8%, effective from November 2004 - in line with international price movements - and in addition to domestic price increases for hot-rolled coil and... 

Hint of a possible LNM-MacSteel link-up

By: Terence Creamer     3rd September 2004 The head of South Africa’s leading steel producer, Ispat Iscor, pricked the ears of the entire industry recently when he hinted to a possible link-up between MacSteel International and Lakshmi Mittal’s LNM Group. 

Steel group pursues value-addition projects

By: Terence Creamer     3rd September 2004 Beyond seeking about a million tons additional output from its existing operations, steel group Ispat Iscor has revealed that it will be pursuing a host of value-addition projects in the coming months as well as further backward-integration, particularly in the area of coal. 

Ispat Iscor to contest Solidarity's legal action

3rd September 2004 South African steel producer Ispat Iscor yesterday confirmed that it had been served with court papers by the Solidarity trade union and that the company would file opposing papers on the matter in due course. 

Cape chamber adds voice to steel-price fight

By: Martin Czernowalow     1st September 2004 The Cape Town Regional Chamber of Commerce has added its voice to the complaints about Ispat Iscor's domestic steel pricing, saying that companies in the Western Cape are being charged for nonexistent transport costs. 

Ispat Iscor denies being served by Solidarity

By: Martin Czernowalow     27th August 2004 The scrap between Solidarity trade union and South African steel producer Ispat Iscor continued yesterday, with the two even failing to agree on whether the labour organisation actually served legal papers on the company. 

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