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Metal industry news, January 2017

Höganäs joins UN Global Compact

Metal powder producer Höganäs says that it has joined the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.

GKN Driveline has partnered with StreetScooter, an electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Powder producer H.C. Starck has received certification for processing of ‘conflict-free’ tantalum raw materials for the sixth year in a row.

Ceratizit USA Inc has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake of Best Carbide Cutting Tools LLC.

Seco/Warwick Allied Pvt Ltd is relocating to a new operating facility in Mahape, Navi Mumbai, India.

The MPIF reports that Ronald H Neill passed away on 9 January at his home in New Jersey, USA, aged 84.

The 2017 edition of Standard 35-PF, Materials Standards for PF Steel Parts has been released by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF).

MIM specialist Phillips-Medisize Corporation announced plans to open a new 80,000 ft2 manufacturing facility on its Wisconsin, USA, campus.

GKN Aerospace has gained a USD$175 million three-year contract extension to supply engine parts to the Swedish Armed forces.

Umicore reports that it has officially opened its new production plant for emission control catalysts in Rayong, Thailand.

SKF is investing SEK 70 million in developing roller manufacturing capabilities in Dalian, China.

GE is now accepting applications from schools for its US$10 million investment in 3D printing.

Kyocera Corporation has received two 2016 Environment Minister’s Awards.

GE’s new GE Additive business plans to collaborate with GE Capital to sell and finance metal additive machines.

The Ceratizit Group has acquired German company Becker Diamantwerkzeuge.

Umicore has acquired from 3M the ownership of three nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) patent families for cathode materials.

General Moly reports that Lee M Shumway, chief financial officer and principal accounting officer, will depart from the company.

Market analyzer Technavio says that it has published three reports covering activated alumina, lime, and aluminum powders, pastes and flakes.

GKN Driveline plans to invest nearly US$179 million to expand its manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, USA.

Industrial gases company Air Products has earned a score of 100% on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

China's nano metal powder market size is predicted to grow at a compound annual rate of 25%.

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