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Magazine Issue: June 2018


Mark Millett ‘Sustaining our culture is sacrosanct’
Six years into his role as Steel Dynamics Inc’s chief executive officer, Mark Millett has built on a bloodline that links back to the birth of the mini-mill movement. As he engineers the company’s growth, his challenge is to preserve the very culture credited as being key to the success of the sector, he explained to Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

Trending

MARKET ANALYSIS

MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Copper

    More bullish for Q3-Q4 than for Q2

COMMENT

  • Lead

    Tightening up

MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Nickel

    Right to raise Q2 price forecasts

MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Tin

    Under pressure

MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Zinc

    Deficit shrinking, but still significant

MARKET ANALYSIS

From the Editor

COMMENT

  • Top steelmakers

    Metal Bulletin’s ranking of top steelmakers by output has been a long-standing opportunity to take an annual snapshot of the geographical distribution of production, and one indicator of the relative health of different national and regional steelmaking industries.

Features

IRON ORE

  • Iron ore pricing explained

    Multiple factors have a bearing on the price of iron ore. Metal Bulletin index manager Peter Hannah and price development manager Jon Mulcahy explain how price indicators, indices and differentials provide transparency and opportunities for risk management

TOP STEELMAKERS IN 2017

  • Top steelmakers 2018 edition

    As global steelmaking capacity continues to outpace demand, trade protection measures and their consequences for the international flow of steel products are foremost in the minds of many steel producers. Alongside Metal Bulletin’s annual ranking of steelmakers by output, correspondents around the world review developments in their regional steel sectors

END-USER SPOTLIGHT: HEAVY EQUIPMENT

  • Heavy equipment is poised for recovery

    While rising mineral demand is filling the order books for heavy equipment suppliers, higher steel prices are less encouraging news for yellow goods manufacturers, reports Gregory DL Morris

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: HIGH-PERFORMANCE METALS

  • High-performance alloy markets gather speed

    Light metals alloys are often at the leading edge of high-performance metals development. Jethro Wookey considers the risks, rewards and advances in these state-of-the art materials

TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT: INDUSTRY 4.0

  • Robots on the rise

    The use of robots has become ever more widespread. Nat Rudarakanchana visits Steel of West Virginia to see that mill’s robots in action and notes their spread in other areas of steel business too

TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT: INDUSTRY 4.0

  • Tangible progress

    While admitting that they are still in early stages, some steel mills – both new and long-established companies – have started to incorporate Industry 4.0 concepts into their operations.

TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT: INDUSTRY 4.0

TURKISH STEEL REPORT

  • Challenges for Turkish steel

    With its prominent role as a ferrous scrap importing country and as an important player in global steel markets, Turkey has wrestled with several challenges this year. Serife Durmus and Cem Türken review the developments affecting the country’s steel industry

IRON ORE

IRON ORE

  • Tough times for India’s iron ore miners

    Central government policies, environmental considerations and the influence of India's steelmakers are just three of the key factors impinging on the nation's iron ore industry. Kunal Bose outlines its dynamics and outlook


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