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2012-12-06 12:20:29

DETROIT, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion was named Green Car Journal's 2013 Green Car of the Year® due to what the magazine's publisher, Ron Cogan, describes as its "game-on attitude." The Steel Market Development Institute, a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, commends Ford Motor Co. on its accomplishment, as the vehicle incorporates a number of advanced steel technologies to meet the challenge of...

2012-12-05 08:21:19

DETROIT, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report entitled Mass Reduction for Light-Duty Vehicles for Model Years 2017-2025 prepared by EDAG, Inc., George Washington University and Electricore, Inc. examined mid-size body, chassis and interior vehicle systems and determined that basic lightweighting costs $0.46 per pound of weight saved ($1.02 per kilogram) using advanced high-strength steels (AHSS), compared to...

2012-12-03 08:21:06

DETROIT, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new three-part video series about the clear advantages advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) offer to automakers, Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), focuses on how steel is able to help automakers meet stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and strict safety requirements while maintaining affordability. The first segment of...

2012-11-26 08:21:48

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- China Armco Metals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CNAM) ("China Armco" or the "Company"), a distributor of imported metal ore and metal recycler with a new state-of-the-art scrap metal recycling facility in China, today announced that Armco (Lianyungang) Renewable Metals, Inc., the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, has signed a sales agreement with China Metal Recycling (Holdings) Limited. According to the agreement, Armco (Lianyungang) will supply a total...

2012-11-19 08:23:34

CLEVELAND, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) (Paris: CLF) announced today a decision to delay portions of its Bloom Lake Mine Phase II expansion in Quebec and idle a portion of its production at two of its U.S. iron ore operations, Northshore Mining in Minnesota and Empire Mine in Michigan. The Company is adjusting its 2013 operating plans for its North American iron ore businesses to align with expected sales volumes. These production decreases are...

Violent Collision Created Rare Meteorite
2012-11-16 11:32:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some meteorites found on Earth contain strikingly beautiful, translucent, olive-green crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix. These "space gems," called pallasites, are only found in a tiny fraction of the total number of meteorites, but they have fascinated scientists since they were first identified as originating in outer space more than 200 years ago. A new study, published in the journal Science and led by John Tarduno at...

2012-11-07 08:21:02

DETROIT, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the steel industry continues developing advanced steel grades to meet automaker, consumer and industry safety standards, it's also focusing on another key audience: the first responders who are encountering new vehicle structures made of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) at accident sites. To address and provide guidance on this critical issue, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel...

2012-10-19 04:00:28

pur-Absorb Iron fulfills the body´s daily absorbed iron needs with a lower dose of iron. Better iron absorption reduces gastrointestinal side effects from excess dosage. North Andover, MA (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 Nelsons, a 150 year old privately owned company and the UK´s largest manufacturer of natural healthcare products, now offers Spatone® pur-Absorb Iron, a 100% natural liquid iron supplement. With a clinically proven high absorption rate, pur-Absorb Iron fulfills the...

2012-10-15 07:30:53

DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Wheels Task Force, in partnership with Michelin and Lawrence Technological University (LTU), recently kicked off its fourth annual Steel Wheel Design Competition at the LTU campus in Southfield, Mich. SMDI is a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute. The competition provides LTU's transportation design students real-world experience, while highlighting the significant gains steel wheels are...

2012-10-10 19:20:50

CLEVELAND, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) (Paris: CLF) announced today a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW), on a new three-year labor contract offer that will cover approximately 2,400 USW-represented workers at Cliffs' Empire and Tilden mines in Michigan, and its United Taconite and Hibbing Taconite mines in Minnesota. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101104/CLIFFSLOGO ) David Blake, Senior Vice President, North...


Latest Iron Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 10:41:56

Hematite (AE) or haematite (BE) is the mineral form of Iron (III) oxide, (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. The ore sometimes contains slight amounts of titanium. When shaped into ornaments, it is often called black diamond. Hematite is a very common mineral, coloured black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include Bloodstone, Iron Rose, Kidney Ore, Martite, Paint Ore, Specularite (Specular Hematite), Rainbow Hematite...

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2005-05-26 10:06:59

There are a number of iron oxides: Iron oxides Iron(II) oxide or ferrous oxide (FeO) The black-coloured powder in particular can cause explosions as it readily ignites. Iron(III) oxide or ferric oxide (Fe2O3) known in its natural state as hematite or haematite, but also purified for use as a coating in magnetic audio and computer media, where it is known as ferric oxide. Also known as rouge. Iron(II,III) oxide or ferrous ferric oxide (Fe3O4), better known as the black-coloured...

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2005-05-26 09:37:09

Limonite Limonite is a ferric hydrate of varying composition, the generic formula is frequently written as FeO(OH)·nH2O, although this is not entirely accurate as Limonite often contains a varying amount of oxide compared to hydroxide. Together with hematite, it is mined as ore for the production of iron. Limonite is heavy and yellowish-brown. It is not a true mineral, however, but a mixture of similar hydrated iron oxide minerals, mostly Goethite. Limonite forms mostly in or near...

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2005-05-26 09:07:13

Manganese is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. Notable characteristics Manganese is a gray-white metal, resembling iron. It is a hard metal and is very brittle, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Manganese metal is ferromagnetic only after special treatment. The most common oxidation states of manganese are +2, +3, +4, +6 and +7, though oxidation states from +1 to +7 are observed. Mn2+ often competes with Mg2+ in...

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