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Feb 11, 2021 | 12:15 PM |

FEBRUARY 2021 ISSUE: Interview with Craig Richard Bradshaw, CEO of Masan High-Tech Materials; Outlook for the US steel industry; Major ferro-alloy market analysis; Indian ferro-alloy and stainless steel markets; Progress in hydrogen-based steelmaking technology; Industrial Mineral market developments for refractory grade bauxite and alumina; The growing use of drone technology for commercial and industrial applications; Spotlight on trends in the automotive sector; Fastmarkets expert base metal, steel and steelmaking raw material market analysis, news reviews, innovations and end-user regulars


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Cover story

Masan High-Tech Materials CEO Craig Bradshaw on ten years of building a mining buiness in Vietnam


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What next for the US steel industry?

With the new US administration now in place, we review the shape, trends and outlook for the US steel industry

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India’s stainless strategy

While Indian stainless steel producers enhance their capabilities, the domestic industry calls for stronger trade protection

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Hydrogen-based steelmaking increases momentum Major technology business Tenova on using hydrogen to aid steelmakers’ quest to decarbonize production


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Technology spotlight: New drone know-how reaps rewards

New advances in drones are paving the way for industry to cut costs and increase efficiency

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Market spotlight: Demand climbs as supply tightens for ferro-alloys

Fastmarkets research analysis of the main trends and outlook for key ferro-alloy markets


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The dynamics for ferro-alloys in India

Manganese and chromite ores in India are in demand for ferro-alloys production

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End-user spotlight: Key trends in the automotive sector

Sales of vehicles and the choice of materials used to make them are driven by multiple dynamic factors

Industrial minerals

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Bauxite shortage likely for refractories

Refractory raw material consumers are likely to face shortages in bauxite

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Environmental controls squeeze fused alumina, bauxite supply Stricter regulations in major Chinese production hubs for bauxite and fused alumina depress supply

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China's brown fused alumina exports tumble in 2020

China’s exports of brown fused alumina plunged, owing to a preference by some for cheaper WFA

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High freight costs persist

Severe logistical hurdles continue to affect main seaborne shipping routes out of China

News and analysis

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Non-ferrous news review

A summary of recent key developments in the international non-ferrous industries

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Steel news review

A round-up of important recent developments in the global iron and steel sectors

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Base metals and steel analysis

Fastmarkets research analysts study the drivers of the base metals, steel and steel raw materials markets


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Moving markets

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New developments in steel and metals technology, processes and products

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Advances and market developments in applications