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THYSSENKRUPP MATERIALS PROCESSING EUROPE FURTHER EXPANDS SERVICE BUSINESS


customer requirements. The machine was designed specifically


for


the company’s requirements and carries out welding operations fully automatically. It can handle strip thicknesses of 0.5 – 2 millimetres and widths of 12 – 65 millimetres. A special feature is that the TIG welder executes the weld at an oblique angle, not the usual 90 degrees, which almost completely rules out breakages depending on type of further processing. Crater-free


surfaces are obtained using


template plates. As a portable unit the machine can be used at all the jumbo coilers in the narrow strip centre. Jumbo coils not only offer efficiency advantages, they also contribute to reducing customers’ setup times.


As a leading steel and aluminium service centre,


thyssenkrupp Materials


Larger spectrum for jumbo coiling stainless steel products thyssenkrupp Materials


Processing Europe


has further expanded its service business and invested in its narrow strip centre in Leverkusen. A new TIG welder for stainless steel has been purchased which can weld together narrow


Processing


strip of up to 2 millimetres thickness. The state-of-the-art machine made by IDEAL-Werk further expands the processing capabilities of the service centre group of the Materials Services business area in response to increased


Europe serves fabricators from the automotive, electrical, construction and furniture industries from 13 sites in six countries. With their many years of expertise in procurement, consulting and prefabrication, the processing specialists provide


tailored flat steel and nonferrous


metal services for a wide range of customers throughout Europe.


World crude countries steel production for the 64 Association (worldsteel)


reporting to the World Steel was 151.7 million


SEPTEMBER 2018 CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION Crude steel production


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tonnes (Mt) in September 2018, a 4.4% increase compared to September 2017.


World crude steel production was 1,347.0 Mt in the first nine months of 2018, up by 4.7% compared to the same period in 2017. Asia produced 946.8 Mt of crude steel, an increase of 5.5% over the first nine months of 2017. The EU produced 128.0 Mt of crude steel in the first nine months of 2018, up by 1.3% compared to the same period in 2017. North America’s crude steel production in the first nine months of 2018 was 89.7 Mt, an increase of 3.4% compared to the first nine months of 2017. The C.I.S. produced 76.2 Mt of crude steel in the first nine months of 2018, up by 1.8% compared to the same period in 2017.


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China’s crude steel production for September 2018 was 80.8 Mt, an increase of 7.5% compared to September 2017. Japan produced 8.4 Mt of crude steel in September 2018, a decrease of 2.4% compared to September 2017.


In the EU, France produced 1.3 Mt of crude steel in September 2018, an increase of 1.4% compared to September 2017. Italy’s crude steel production for September 2018 was 2.2 Mt, down by 0.8% on September 2017. Spain produced 1.3 Mt in September 2018, an increase of 5.1% on 2017.


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Turkey’s crude steel production for September 2018 was 2.8 Mt, a decrease of 5.9% compared to September 2017.


The US produced 7.3 Mt of crude steel in September 2018, an increase of 9.0% compared to September 2017.


Brazil’s crude steel production for September 2018 was 3.0 Mt, up by 2.5% on September 2017.


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