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Net Zero Steel – A Vision for the Future of UK Steel Production

UK steel industry sets out vision for Net Zero transition, securing green jobs and investment To create a Net-Zero steel sector in the UK and meet Government targets, a new report from UK Steel calls for a renewed focus on establishing a positive policy environment for steelmaking. Government has targeted a 95% emission reduction from steelmaking by 2050, while the […]

ALFED releases Net Zero Report

The UK Aluminium Federation (ALFED) has announced the release of its Net Zero Report, which supports the need for decarbonisation, sustainable sourcing, and transition to a circular economy. These actions were previously outlined in ALFED’s early Roadmap and while they remain crucial, the new report includes contributions and challenge from members, stakeholders, and industry representatives to present a bolder and […]

Eade becomes the UK Metals Council’s first female Chair

One of manufacturing’s leading champions and business support professionals has been appointed as the new Chair of the UK Metals Council (UKMC). Rachel Eade MBE will become the first woman to take the helm of the organisation, which initially began life 20 years ago as the Metals Forum and today represents more than 11,100 companies and supports more than £200bn […]

Nikal Steels to showcase at UK Metals Expo 2022

Leading West Midlands stainless steel flange manufacturer, Nikal Steels Limited, is set to highlight a snapshot of its extensive product range at the NEC’s UK Metals Expo 2022 – the new event bringing the entire metals supply chain together with the engineering and manufacturing sector. The business, which prides itself on developing tailor made solutions for its diverse client base […]

Transforming the UK Aluminium Industry Supply Chain

Geoff Scamans, Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University The UK’s aluminium industry stands poised at a crossroad. It could stay on its present path where almost all its cast, rolled, extruded or forged semi-fabricated product forms are imported with little or no control on their embodied carbon level or of their multiple environmental impacts beyond this simple measure. Alternatively, there [...]

The sustainability of galvanized steel

Galvanized steel is an important part of everyday life. But how does its prevalence today affect the environment of the future? And what role does it play in the circular economy? Steel is essential for housing, infrastructure, transport, manufacturing, and agriculture. Everywhere you look, you’ll see galvanized steel. It’s used as frames for our buildings, road safety, and support for […]

Hitachi High-Tech metals analyzers for manufacturing and fabrication

Today’s metals analyzers make it easy to implement quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC) programs. Hitachi’s range of analyzers support the end-to-end metals production process from incoming inspection to final product assembly and finished goods testing to ensure product reliability, safety and regulatory compliance. Complex supply chains, more stringent regulations and increased use of scrap metal means today’s best practices […]

New To The Market!

With an extremely limited number of other suppliers for Radial Bristle Brushes on the market, Tyrolit are delighted to announce that we are now the exclusive industrial distributor of SUNBURST Radial Bristle Brushes in Europe. Since joining in partnership with Dedeco Sunburst in 2021, Tyrolit have the sole rights to sell these products in the UK and Ireland, bringing competition into […]

Galvanizing: The Sustainable Choice

With its winning combination of long-lasting protection, ease of application and sustainability, galvanizing is the finish of choice for many industries across the globe including construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.  By its very nature, the construction industry alone has a significant impact on the environment – accounting for 36% of worldwide energy usage and 40% of CO² emissions*.  It’s no surprise […]

Critical Minerals Strategy: Government unveils vision for boosting supply of transition minerals

Panel Discussion UK Critical Minerals Strategy  Thursday 15th September 2022  Theatre :  Skills, Training and Strategy  11:30  -  13:00  | FREE to attend, register now  |Download Show Guide Almost every part of modern daily life relies on minerals, often mined thousands of miles away. As technology evolves faster than ever, we become more and more reliant on a new cohort of minerals. We are [...]

Study finds recycling metal packaging reduces GHG linked to production by up to 60%

Metal Packaging Europe, the association of European producers of rigid metal packaging, completed a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of metal packaging including aluminium beverage cans, aluminium and steel food cans, steel aerosols, steel general line and speciality packaging and steel closures. Based on 2018 production data, the study covers the life cycle of metal packaging produced in Europe, from […]

Made in Britain brings together metals sector innovators for panel debate at UK Metals Expo on 14th September at Birmingham NEC

Made in Britain is organising and hosting a panel debate at this year’s UK Metals Expo, which is being held at Birmingham’s NEC on 14th September 2022. The trade association brings together close to 2,000 British manufacturing businesses, including a number of metal manufacturing, processing and recycling firms located throughout the country. The UK Metals Expo promises to bring the [...]

Low carbon cans

We’re increasingly hearing about how companies are innovating to produce more sustainable products and those made from aluminium are already ahead of the curve with their infinitely recyclable properties. Meanwhile, some interesting news this week about a partnership to produce low carbon beer cans grabbed my attention. Budweiser Brewing Group, the UK arm of AB InBev, together with Rusal, the Metals [...]

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to fund anisotropy characterisation

The Plastometrex CTO, Dr Jimmy Campbell, has been recognised as one of the most promising research and innovation leaders in the country with the award of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. He will be using this award to further develop the novel Plastometrex PIP (Profilometry-based Indentation Plastometry) technology for rapid qualification of additively manufactured (AM) metal components. AM is a [...]

AVA Bridge: a revolutionary new footbridge

An adaptable, low-carbon, pre-manufactured footbridge system that can be rolled out anywhere, from Liverpool to Los Angeles. The brief asked for fully accessible footbridges that could be used across Britain’s rail network that were innovative, minimised whole life carbon emissions, challenged presumptions and raised expectations for the quality of future design. Railway station footbridges provide essential access for passengers and [...]

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