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Metal industry news, March 2011

Umicore has posted an 16% increase in revenues due to improving conditions in most of our end markets and recovered earnings.

Höganäs AB has proposed the election of Björn Rosengren as Board member, to be confirmed at the company’s Annual General Meeting on 2 May 2011.

The Plansee Group has acquired over 7% of the shares in form of a block deal of Chilean company Molibdenos y Metales S.A. (Molymet).

The ITRI reports that a team of nuclear specialists from Ukraine could help Japanese engineers stabilise the Fukushima nuclear power plant through the use

The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) reports that the Japanese powder metallurgy industry "suffered great damage" as a result of the recent devas

The EPMA has published the agenda for its next REACH Workshop, called ‘REACH and Exposure Scenarios’.

German automotive supplier Mahle GmbH has acquired all remaining shares in the Turkish engine components manufacturer Mahle Mopisan.

Eramet Group’s turnover grew 33% in 2010 compared with 2009, and growth remained firm in the 4th quarter of 2010, according to its yearly financial report.

SKF has signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement with Sandvik Mining and Construction in order to strengthen the relationship between the two c

Reduced export quotas and stronger mining restrictions in China have driven up rare earth element prices between 30% and 60% since December.

India’s finance ministry has projected economic growth of up to 9.25% in the next financial year while signalling that the budget deficit will be cut to ea

Japanese domestic car production fell 7% during January to around 670 000 vehicles.

GKN has posted very strong 2010 results, particularly in its Driveline, Powder Metallurgy and Land Systems divisions

Germany specialty chemical group SKW Metallurgie and its US affiliate ESM, a magnesium specialist, have opened a atomized magnesium metal powder production

In its review of 2010, thermal processing specialist Bodycote reported improved revenues and a positive outlook for 2011.

Plansee’s online shop for metal and alloy wires, rods, sheets, foils and ribbons is now available for European customers.

US Synthetic Bearings, a creator of synthetic diamond bearings for the energy industry was selected to form part of the technology showcase at the US Depar

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