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  • Infographic Fortifying the Future with Niobium Alloy Optimization

    Critical times call for structural materials that provide maximum performance and extended life at an affordable cost. Click to learn more.

  • Infographic Steel is the Springboard to Sustainability

    To sustain planet Earth and combat the advance of global warming, scientists calculate that the world must cut greenhouse gas, or carbon dioxide emissions. We think steel will be a major player in the transition to renewable energy. Click to learn more.

  • Infographic Building the future with structural and rebar

    Global structural steel usage will continue to grow on an annualized rate of 5.5% through 2025. Fueling the growth are developed countries - including the United States, United Kingdom and Germany – that will continue to build residential and non-residential structures, such as schools, offices and hospitals. Click to learn more.

  • Infographic Stainless Gains Luster in 2017

    Rising global demand for stainless products will continue in 2018, with the coming year expected to be brighter than most. During the past 35 years, the stainless growth rate has been more than double the compounded annual growth rate of carbon steel, with even larger gains made than in aluminum. Click to learn more.

  • Infographic Coins, Counterfeiting & Recycling: An investigative report

    The U.S. Treasury Department and U.S. Mint’s sudden suspension of the mutilated coin redemption program dealt a body blow to the global coin recycling sector, sowing uncertainty across the ranks and freezing millions of dollars’ worth of recycled coins throughout a complex supply chain. Join AMM nonferrous scrap reporter Brad MacAulay as he travels the world to capture the real story, brings attention and clarity to a largely overlooked market, and—in a unique twist—creates a framework to redeem the lost dynamism of the coin recycling industry.

  • Infographic Stainless Brings More Advantages

    Take a look at this infographic for more information on how stainless steel has been used in the past and the advantages of using it today and beyond.

  • Infographic 2016 Sees Steel Strengthen

    Despite some mixed views, 2016 so far has been a better year for domestic steel than 2015, judging by where several leading indicators-including production, prices, shipments and trade issues-have moved or may be moving the sector.

  • Infographic 11 Facts about Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel is used in a wide variety of applications, is potentially 100 percent recyclable and has grown faster than most other materials, as this infographic featuring these and other aspects of the metal shows.


  • Newsletter Steel job shops, fabricators discovering benefits of thickergauge pickled and oiled sheets

    Steel job shops and fabricators have long understood the benefits of working with pickled and oiled sheets in gauges thinner than 1/2 inch. But the introduction of 3/4-inch pickled and oiled (P&O) sheets four years ago, and 1-inch pickled and oiled sheets in 2014 is introducing steel service center customers to the benefits of working with the thicker gauge P&O sheets.


  • Webcast Global restructuring of steelmaking: how to optimize with direct reduction

    Watch this presentation on-demand, brought to you by Midrex & Fastmarkets, to learn how direct reduction is poised to play a leading role in restructuring the global steel industry. Hear from industry experts about: Market trends and drivers for optimizing iron & steelmaking, The expanded role of direct reduction in how steel is made, The case for moving from BF ironmaking to DRI-based steelmaking, Environmental sustainability and the transition from fossil to hydrogen economy, Bringing direct reduction projects to life – contracting to financing. Register now to view the presentation on-demand today.


  • WhitePaper The Steel Solution for Next Generation Rebar

    Building and infrastructure design has been undergoing a transformation fueled by heightened awareness of seismic activity, extreme weather events, and blast and fire episodes. In addition to occupant and user safety, the enormous financial risks to governments and insurers are driving the adoption of more stringent building codes that require better concrete reinforcement. Download this white paper to discover how Niobium can enhance the competitive advantage of reinforcing bar steels as a more suitable solution for the construction of resilient buildings and infrastructure.

  • WhitePaper Busheling contracts get boost from steel and scrap price volatility

    The high level of uncertainty and price volatility in the US steel and ferrous scrap markets has motivated many companies in the steel supply chain to turn to futures and other hedging tools to manage their risk over the past 18 months. As a result, CME Group has been seeing steady volume and open interest growth in both its hot rolled coil (HRC) and No. 1 busheling scrap futures contracts accompanied by a shift in participation demographics. This indicates that not only are the traditionally conservative steel and scrap supply chains becoming more comfortable with using these financial instruments, but financial players are also increasing their participation as the liquidity of these contracts grow. Download Busheling contracts get boost from steel and scrap price volatility today.

  • WhitePaper Meeting Demand for High Performance Bridge Steels with Niobium

    The civil engineering community is looking toward steel producers to provide the next generation of bridge materials that meet robust performance standards, offer design flexibility, provide durability and resiliency, and allow for faster, lower cost bridge construction. Steel producers are responding with Niobium-containing bridge steels. Additionally, lower carbon Nb-alloy steel designs are cost-effective in mill production, enabling the entire supply chain, from designer to the end user, to realize the benefits of Nb as an additive. To learn more, download the white paper “Steel Producers Respond to Demand for High Performance Bridge Steels with Niobium.”

  • WhitePaper Steel Success Strategies 2019 Key Takeaways

    Fastmarkets AMM reporters have summarized five key takeaways from last week’s 34th annual Steel Success Strategies conference in New York, hosted in conjunction with World Steel Dynamics. Click to read the five key takeaways on the state of steel from the conference.

  • WhitePaper Digital Steel Operations: Advanced Software Solutions for Effective Planning and Process Optimization

    Steel producers are navigating a minefield of intense competition, shifting industry structures and dynamic customer needs. Precise planning and scheduling — from procurement of raw materials to timely delivery of finished good to the customer — has never been more important. This whitepaper from Frost & Sullivan will explore, in detail: The critical issues prevalent in the steel value chain, The opportunities to make operations more flexible, adaptable and sustainable, The businesses that have transformed their steel production environment to become smarter, faster, simpler and more responsive. Click to download.

  • WhitePaper An Overview of Non-Ferrous Niobium Applications in the Renewable Energy Sector

    A step-change breakthrough to transition from fossil fuel dependency to cleaner, renewable energy sources relies on the development of new technologies that improve energy efficiency, reliability, and cost attainment, thereby overcoming barriers to mass market adoption. In this paper, you will learn how non-ferrous niobium technologies are emerging as part of the solution. Specifically, laboratory and prototype trials have revealed promising opportunities for both niobium and its oxides in product applications for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), solar panels, smart windows and piezoelectricity. To learn more, download “Niobium Material Technology in the Renewable Energy Sector.”

  • WhitePaper Beyond the Tipping Point: Steel Futures Turn a Corner

    No one expected steel futures to steal the spotlight from and outshine the physical market overnight. It simply wasn’t on the cards. Too much tradition, too many entrenched commercial relationships, too diverse a product mix, and too little familiarity with the dynamics of the futures market and exchange trading. Add to that the resistance that comes with the prospect of quantum change and a market landscape that appears tranquil compared to the hyper-volatile conditions that characterize the current ferrous metals arena. More than a decade-and-a-half since early proponents first launched efforts to make futures a fixture of deal making, read how the tonnage transacted on CME Group in 2019 marks the highest monthly volume recorded in the history of Steel Futures since its’ launch in 2003. Click to download.


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