December 2012

2013 OUTLOOK: Twin challenge for Europe's stainless sector

The knock-on effect of the Outokumpu-Inoxum merger and the alloy surcharge system are set to be key issues for Europe's stainless steel sector in the coming year.

Turkey sets out five-year plan to expand value-added steel output

Turkey is to invest in value-added steels under a new five-year plan set out by the Turkish Iron & Steel Producers Assn (DCUD).

NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS: Steel First Daily on January 1, 2

Due to public holidays at the start of 2013, we will not send out our daily email newsletter on January 1 or January 2. Normal service will resume on January 3.

NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS: No daily newsletters on January 1, 2

Due to public holidays at the start of 2013, Metal Bulletin will not send any of our regular daily newsletters on January 1 or January 2. This includes the Daily Metal, Daily Steel and China Daily newsletters, as well as any daily corporate emails. Normal service will resume on Thursday January 3.

Taishan Steel will restart 300-series production in 2013

China’s Taishan Steel will resume production of its 300-series stainless steel products in the new year, a company official told Steel First.

MILLING ABOUT: Outokumpu announces board changes following Inoxum merger

Stainless steel company Outokumpu has announced board changes as part of the completion of its merger with ThyssenKrupp’s Inoxum, the company said on Friday December 28.

Outokumpu to reduce capacity as part of Inoxum merger

Finnish stainless steelmaker Outokumpu will reduce its capacity following the completion of its merger with ThyssenKrupp’s Inoxum, the company said on Friday December 28.

Merged Outokumpu-Inoxum to begin operations on Dec 29

The merger between ThyssenKrupp’s stainless steel subsidiary Inoxum and Finnish stainless producer Outokumpu has been completed, both companies confirmed on Friday December 28.

Outokumpu to reduce capacity as part of Inoxum merger

Finnish stainless steelmaker Outokumpu will reduce its capacity following the completion of its merger with ThyssenKrupp’s Inoxum, the company said on Friday December 28.

Outokumpu announces board changes following Inoxum merger

Stainless steel company Outokumpu has announced board changes as part of the completion of its merger with ThyssenKrupp’s Inoxum, the company said on Friday December 28.