Turkey to seek higher-quality scrap: exec

Nov 11, 2011 | 05:39 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  Turkey, scrap, ferous scrap, steel, flat-rolled steel, Sean Davidson

CHICAGO — Growing production of hot-rolled flat steel products in Turkey will gear the country’s scrap-buying patterns toward higher-quality prime scrap, according to Tayfun Iseri, coordinator at steel manufacturer Colakoglu Metalurji AS.

Turkey, the largest consumer of U.S.- and global-generated scrap, has started to shift its focus to value-added steel products and expects a rapid increase in slab production that will continue through 2015, Iseri told delegates at AMM’s fifth annual Steel Scrap Conference in Chicago.....

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