Outokumpu's Ala. mill may hit scrap supply

Mar 26, 2013 | 01:48 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  Outokumpu, Calvert mill, Alabama mill, stainless scrap, stainless scrap exports, Daniel Fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Stainless scrap market participants are backing an analyst's prediction that the ramp-up of Outokumpu Oyj’s mill in Calvert, Ala., could push the U.S. market into deficit.

"The U.S. could turn from a net exporter to a net importer (of stainless scrap) when Outokumpu’s Calvert plant is in full operation," Markus Moll, managing director of Austria’s Steel & Metals Market Research GmbH (SMR), said last week at the Metals Service Center Institute’s Specialty Metals Division Conference in Carlsbad, Calif.....

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