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EPM-Novocherkassk electrode plant confirmed the compliance of their management system

Novocherkassk, July 30, 2020. EPM-Novocherkassk electrode plant confirmed the compliance of their management system with the requirements of international standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018. From June 22 to 26, Bureau Veritas Certification performed a recertification audit of the EPM–NEP integrated management system consisting of quality, environmental, occupational safety, and health management. In the course of the audit, the …

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Unique anodes by EPM Group for magnesium electrolyzers go to serial production

Moscow, July 6, 2020: Graphite anodes with special treatment for magnesium production by EPM Group undergo a three-year testing cycle at AVISMA (a branch of VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation PJSC) and are going to serial production. A highly efficient technology was employed in the production of anodes to protect the material from oxidation for the entire period of product operation. This technology …

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In Q1, the import of graphite electrodes in Russia continued to grow

In Q1, the import of graphite electrodes in Russia continued to grow 15 June 20 Although the consumption lacked positive momentum, the import of graphite electrodes in the first quarter still increased significantly. At the same time, major changes have taken place in the supply structure, in particular Japanese suppliers have been completely driven out of the market… Full news …

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Happy Russia Day!

Russia Day (Russian: День России, Den’ Rossii) called Day of adoption of the declaration of state sovereignty of RSFSR (Russian: День принятия Декларации о государственном суверенитете РСФСР, Den’ prinyatia Declaratsii o gosudarstvennom suvernitete RSFSR) before 2002, is the national holiday of the Russian Federation. It has been celebrated annually on 12 June since 1992. It is the successor to October …

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Metal Expert: Chinese GE prices slump to pre-2017 level

Chinese graphite electrode prices slumped in May due to extremely slow demand abroad and not enough support from local steelmakers. As a result, profitability also plunged, making some plants slash the utilization rates. The main benchmark price (for UHP 600) fell by $800-900/t over the month to $2,200-2,500/t EXW (similar to FOB level). Even the major producer with premium quality …

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From January to April, the total export volume of oil-based needle coke was 86,600 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 50.79%

From January to April 2020, China’s total needle coke output totaled 140,000 tons (60,000 tons of coal-based and 80,000 tons of oil-based). Import and export: In terms of needle coke imports, the total coal-based needle coke imports from January to April were 17,800 tons, down 23.8% year-on-year; the total imports from oil-based needle coke from January to April were 23,900 …

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EPM Group launched a modern direct heating graphitization furnace

Moscow, May 19, 2020: EPM Group launched a modern direct heating graphitization furnace at the EPM-Novocherkassk electrode plant. The cost of building the furnace amounted to 45 million rubles. The new equipment possesses improved technical parameters, high energy efficiency and environmental safety. The furnace will increase the output of 610 mm- electrodes by 280 tons per month. “Despite the processes taking …

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