American MetalMarket

Magazine Issue: October 2013


Cover Story


Scrap industry's freshly squeezed margins
Profit pressure rises on scrapyards as too many shredders are competing globally against softer iron ore prices.

Market Spotlight

STEEL TUBE & PIPE

STEEL TUBE & PIPE

STEEL TUBE AND PIPE

Columns

CENTER PIECE

THE METRICS SYSTEM

FULL OF SCRAP

From the Editor

COMMENT

  • Scrap market keeps everyone guessing

    At the 6th annual AMM Steel Scrap Conference in Philadelphia last November, a North American economy that had difficulty gaining traction was a major topic of conversation.

Features

THE MONTH IN METALS

OPENING ARGUMENTS

RUNNING IN PLACE

SPECIAL SECTION: TITANIUM

  • Titanium market turnaround

    Falling prices and overcapacity have hammered the titanium sector recently, with shipments slipping from their high point in 2011, but industry members are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.

SPECIAL SECTION: TITANIUM

  • Double trouble for titanium market

    Overcapacity and oversupply continue to weigh on the titanium sector, although the market is expected to work off surplus capacity this year, according to Roskill Information Services, which pegged the global sponge market surplus at 20,000 tonnes in 2012.

SPECIAL SECTION: TITANIUM

  • Boeing explores titanium powder

    Once considered too costly for commercial use, titanium powder is seeing increased interest from companies like Boeing Co., which believes the material may hold the key to improving titanium parts manufacturing for the aerospace industry.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW

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