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Don Tittensor, Technical Sales Manager at Asmet will give a presentation on the Process Control of Graphitic Cast Irons at the Weir Minerals Annual Conference on Tuesday 4th October 2011.
The 4th in our series of technical introduction articles focuses on the use of Ferro Silicon Inoculants for the inoculation of graphitic irons.
Inoculation with Ferro Silicon Inoculants is the final stage in the preparation of graphitic irons and involves the introduction of small quantities of highly oxidisable elements such as Aluminium (Al), Barium (Ba), Bismuth (Bi), Calcium (Ca), Strontium (Sr), Zirconium (Zr) or the rare earths Cerium (Ce) and Lanthanum (La).
Asmet is pleased to announce the appointment of RSM Tenon as Asmet Group's new accountants and auditors.
Vale, the biggest shareholder in Tecnored Desenvolvimento Tecnologico S.A., has announced the start up of a new pig iron demonstration plant which does not use traditional blast furnaces and is much easier to shut down or expand capacity.
Recent attempts by China to crackdown on smuggled Manganese Flake via Vietnam are reported to be facing problems.
China is the world's dominant producer of Manganese Flake and for most of 2011 exports have been routed via Vietnam to avoid the 20% export duty.
A brazen attempted metal theft was foiled by quick thinking staff at a brewery supply company in Haddington, near Edinburgh, Scotland.
The two thieves were apprehended after they were spotted loading steel pipe onto their truck and the site gates were locked to prevent a getaway.
Asmet company profile feature in the September 2011 issue of Cast Metal & Diecasting Times.
Cast Metal & Diecasting Times is an independent magazine published 5 times a year, which is targeted at foundry managers involved in the purchase of plant, equipment and metallurgical consumables throughout Europe and the Middle East.
The South African Ferro Alloys industry is facing problems by the lack of logistics infrastructure in the country, in particular from the state run rail network.
The European Union has removed anti-dumping duties on China imports for castings made from non-malleable cast iron and spheroidal graphite (S.G.) or ductile iron.
The Australian government is currently considering a carbon tax on mining operations that will affect raw materials such as chromite, coal, iron oxide, zircon as well as ferro alloys such as Ferro Chrome and Ferro Manganese.
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