• A time to grow Mar 01, 2018

    Alumina and bauxite producers are ramping up production as high prices encourage expansions. But the foundation of it all is a Chinese industry that is shrinking under environmental restrictions, reports Jethro Wookey

  • ArcelorMittal's way with rail Mar 01, 2018

    Rails for transport are a long-established product of the global steel industry, but the demands of modern railway networks have become ever more sophisticated. Richard Barrett profiles ArcelorMittal’s rail production capabilities and summarises the advantages gained by recent investments made at the steelmaker’s Spanish rail mill

  • Capabilities accelerate Mar 01, 2018

    Supercomputers and the software running on them are revolutionising ways to do business. Richard Barrett asks several experts in the ERP and AI sectors to identify present digital trends and the future capabilities emerging

  • Global OCTG recovery Mar 01, 2018

    For much of 2017, the headline story in the OCTG markets was the recovery of the US market, but how has the rest of the world faired and where are the global markets moving in 2018? James Ley, Metal Bulletin Research Tube & Pipe Group principal consultant, provides the answers

  • India's strong potential Mar 01, 2018

    The potential for bauxite and alumina capacity growth in India remains strong, reports Kunal Bose

  • New plant orders Mar 01, 2018

    A regular review of recently placed international new plant orders, announced for new and upgraded plants, expansions, modernizations and revamps

  • Pricing bauxite and alumina Mar 01, 2018

    The changing dynamics of bauxite and alumina markets have demanded evolution in the means of pricing them. Charlotte Radford explains the trends

  • Starting from scratch Mar 01, 2018

    While large and experienced ERP system users are extending and updating their use of the technology according to need, at the other end of the spectrum some firms have yet to work out where best to start.

  • The learning steel mill Mar 01, 2018

    In an interview with Metal Market Magazine, Stephen Pratt, the CEO of – a US company that is working with Big River Steel – explained progress on smart plants to date and the shape of things to come to Richard Barrett.

  • The rise of renewable energy Mar 01, 2018

    As renewable energy capacity climbs, steel and metal producers are contributing to the growth, reports Duncan Moore