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Metal industry news, August 2011

The World Trade Association has ruled against China’s export restrictions on raw materials, which include magnesium, manganese, silicon carbide, silicon me

The man expected to be chairman of China’s planned Rare Earth Industry Association says rare earth prices will remain bullish in the second half of this ye

China produced 10.46 million vehicles during the first seven months of this year, up 2.33% from one year earlier, the China Association of Automobile Manuf

PM manufacturer Federal-Mogul has developed a new piston ring coating that supports vehicle manufacturers’ efforts to make gasoline engines more fuel effic

The China Machinery Powder Metallurgy Association (CMPMA) says that the momentum, which saw a 24% year-on-year production expansion to more than 40 000 ton

North American Tungsten has announced an increase of 72% in tungsten production in its Q3 results, over previous quarters.

Buffolo Tungsten, a US manufacturer of tungsten and tungsten carbide powders, has planned a US$19 million renovation of its manufacturing facility, adding

OM Group, Inc, has posted net sales of US$329.5 million in the second quarter, a 9% increase compared with the second quarter of 2010.

GKN has reported a 15% increase in powder metallurgy sales in the last six months, reflecting the company’s continued strong growth overall.

Stackpole, one of the foremost PM manufacturers in North America, has been acquired by the Sterling Group, a Houston, Texas-based private equity investment

Following its acquisition of clutch manufacturer Stromag Holding GmbH last week, GKN plc plans to acquire the all-wheel-drive (AWD) components businesses o

Umicore has reported very positive half year results, with revenues of €1.1 billion (up 13%).

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