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Metal industry news, February 2011

New engineering headquarters open

Matcon, an engineering company involved with handling powders and other materials in intermediate bulk containers, has moved to a new 2,800m2 site headquar

Global alloy specialist AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group NV has acquired KB Alloys, LLC for US$23.5 million cash.

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) Sixth Stakeholders' Day will take place from 17-18 May 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.

Volkswagen’s Slovak unit has reported that the company plans to give it €$1 billion over the next few years to boost car and car parts production.

SKF has appointed Poul Jeppesen as president of its North America division, with an overall responsibility for Canada, Mexico and the United States. Poul J

Miba has taken a minority share in the sintered components manufacturer, Maxtech Sintered Product Pvt. Ltd (MSPPL), based in Pune, India.

Ferro Corporation's electronic materials business plans to increase production of its electronic grade silver powder and silver flake at its facility in Ne

The world’s biggest iron powder producer, Höganäs has had its best fourth quarter ever, according to its 2010 year-end report.

Belgian materials group Umicore reports significant recovery in 2010.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)’s 'PM HIP Technology' brochure is now available in French and German versions.

Speciality metals provider Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI) has reported year end sales of US$4.05 billion, a 33% increase compared to 2009.

Rwanda's New Times newspaper, the country's Geology and Mines Authority (OGMR), has set up a mineral tagging and sealing scheme which aims to curb the ille

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