• Japanese brass maker files counterclaim in patent suit Aug 28, 2014

    Mitsubishi Shindoh Co. Ltd. has filed a counterclaim against brass valves maker Conbraco Industries Inc., alleging that the company is using a patent lawsuit in an effort to exhaust inventories of the products in question.

  • Ferromanganese offered by DLA Aug 28, 2014

    DLA Strategic Materials is offering up to 100,000 short tons of high-carbon ferromanganese for the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years.

  • Labor Day holiday notice Aug 28, 2014

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day, and there will be no issue dated Tuesday, Sept. 2.

  • Power provider applauds Noranda rate ruling Aug 28, 2014

    The power provider for Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s smelter in New Madrid, Mo., praised a ruling that rejected the company’s request for a lower power rate.

  • Court rules against Asarco in cleanup suit Aug 27, 2014

    Copper miner Asarco LLC has lost its bid to be refunded part of a $99.3-million cleanup of environmental contamination at a site in East Helena, Mont.

  • Globe may switch capacity if silicon prices rise Aug 27, 2014

    Globe Specialty Metals Inc. will consider switching ferrosilicon capacity to silicon metal output in 2015 if prices for the latter product continue to improve.

  • Globe to restart ferrosilicon output at Siltech Aug 27, 2014

    Globe Specialty Metals Inc. aims to restart ferrosilicon production at South African subsidiary Silicon Technology Pty Ltd. (Siltech) by the end of 2014.

  • No US duties for Venezuela ferrosilicon Aug 26, 2014

    Imports of ferrosilicon from Venezuela are not injuring or threatening to injure the U.S. industry, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled Aug. 26. As a result, no anti-dumping duties will be imposed.

  • LME wins dismissal in aluminum antitrust suit Aug 26, 2014

    A judge has dismissed the London Metal Exchange as a defendant in a U.S. antitrust lawsuit alleging manipulation of aluminum supplies to drive up prices on the grounds of sovereign immunity.

  • Aluminum prices hit 18-month high Aug 26, 2014

    Aluminum prices hit an 18-month high Aug. 26 as surging demand from key market sectors, coupled with a significant increase in July orders for manufactured durable goods, helped buoy terminal markets.

  • Sudbury Platinum finalizes Aer-Kidd deal Aug 25, 2014

    Sudbury Platinum Corp. (SPC) has closed its acquisition of a 100-percent interest in the mining rights to the Aer-Kidd nickel-copper-platinum group metals project in Ontario’s Sudbury Basin for Canadian $1.25 million ($1.14 million).

  • Alcoa to shut down smelter in Italy Aug 25, 2014

    Alcoa Inc. will permanently close its Portovesme primary aluminum smelter in Carbonia-Iglesias, Italy.

  • HudBay to merge Augusta with an indirect unit Aug 25, 2014

    HudBay Minerals Inc. has entered into an agreement to merge Augusta Resource Corp. with an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of HudBay.

  • NA Tungsten plans production upgrade Aug 25, 2014

    North American Tungsten Corp. Ltd. plans to increase throughput at its Cantung mill in the Northwest Territories by up to 25 percent after posting a marginal loss in its fiscal third quarter.

  • Carlyle Group closes buy of stake in trader Traxys Group Aug 25, 2014

    Carlyle Group LP and associated investors have completed the acquisition of a majority stake in physical metals trader and logistics company Traxys Group.

  • Brazil sales worry US aluminum buyers Aug 22, 2014

    Several aluminum P1020 consumers are growing concerned about an anticipated supply shortage resulting from a recent uptick in shipments of domestic aluminum to Brazil.

  • Teck to capitalize on zinc shortfall: exec Aug 22, 2014

    The restart of Teck Resources Ltd.’s Pend Oreille Mine in northern Washington will help meet an expected zinc supply shortfall, with the company forecasting that Chinese production will be unable to keep pace with growing demand.

  • Mercedes swaps aluminum pistons for steel Aug 22, 2014

    German automaker Mercedes-Benz will replace aluminum pistons with high-tech steel pistons in one of its diesel passenger vehicles starting in September.

  • Ferrosilicon prices nearing $1 per pound in tight mart Aug 22, 2014

    Ferrosilicon spot prices are inching closer to the $1-per-pound mark, although long-term contract offtake continues to greatly exceed spot market activity.

  • Tight supply of low-carbon ferrochrome boosts prices Aug 22, 2014

    Low-carbon ferrochrome prices have strengthened amid reports of tightening domestic supply, which has lent support to those holding material sourced from DLA Strategic Materials.

  • Grupo México division faces charge over mine’s acid spill Aug 22, 2014

    A criminal complaint has been filed against Buenavista del Cobre SA de CV by Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) stemming from an acid spill at the company’s Buenavista copper mine into the Sonora River.

  • Sesa Sterlite plea to stay Asarco payment denied Aug 21, 2014

    A judge in U.S. District Court in Texas has denied Sesa Sterlite Ltd.’s request to stay a court order that it pay nearly $83 million to copper miner Asarco LLC.

  • US molybdenum usage rises, world demand falls Aug 21, 2014

    Molybdenum usage in the United States increased 4.2 percent in the first quarter compared with the last three months of 2013, with North American molybdenum production also ticking up slightly.

  • Spot nickel premiums slide on surplus Aug 21, 2014

    Spot premiums for refined nickel units in the North American market have slipped in recent weeks, with industry sources noting a surplus of available material on the market and a late-summer slowdown in trading activity.

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