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2009-09-21 13:50:00

LONDON, September 21 /PRNewswire/ -- - Roskill Information Services - The Economics of Tantalum (10th Edition, 2009) - New Report From Roskill Analyses Worldwide Tantalum Supply and Demand In late 2009, the global tantalum market bore little resemblance to that of a year earlier. In mid-2008, tantalum consumption was on a strong growth trend in its principal markets - electronics and aerospace superalloys - which make up around 75% of tantalum consumption. Adequate...

2009-09-17 10:30:29

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility marked a step forward in the field of advanced particle accelerator technology with the successful test of the first U.S.-built superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) niobium cavity to meet the exacting specifications of the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC).  The cavity was developed as part of a DOE-funded R&D effort focused on developing technologies that would be required for an ILC,...

2009-04-08 15:39:08

By combining the results of a number of powerful techniques for studying material structure at the nanoscale, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with colleagues in other federal labs and abroad, believe they have settled a long-standing debate over the source of the unique electronic properties of a material with potentially great importance for wireless communications. The new study* of silver niobate not only opens the door to...

2009-03-20 06:35:00

LONDON, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Report From Roskill Analyses Worldwide Niobium Supply and Demand The Economics of Niobium (11th Edition) 2009 Demand for niobium has seen enormous growth in recent years. At about 58,000t contained Nb, processors' shipments in 2007, reported by the TIC, were double those in 2003. That continued into early 2008, with H1 shipments up 18% on H1 2007 and 12% on H2 2007 (although primary production was down by 13%). The niobium market is...

2008-10-08 18:00:25

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) will provide live Internet listening access to its conference call with investors and analysts scheduled for October 22, 2008 at 1 p.m. ET. The conference call will be conducted after the Company's planned release of third quarter 2008 results. The conference call will be broadcast at www.alleghenytechnologies.com. To access the broadcast, go to the home page and select "Conference Call." Replay of the conference call will be available on the...

2008-10-06 09:00:48

AVX CR (Lanskroun, Czech Republic), power firm, saw proceeds of CEK 5.5 bil in the financial year from 01 Apr 2007 till 30 Mar 2008, 20% more compared to 2006-2007. The firm's pre-tax profit was nearly CEK 300 mil for 2007-2008, 83% more compared to 2006-2007. AVX CR, which manufactures tantalum and niobic chip condensers, has 1,850 employees. It is a part of the industrial group Kyocera Corporation (Japan). (c) 2008 Access Czech Republic Business Bulletin. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-09-24 12:00:26

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Metal manufacturing industry is available in its catalogue. World High Performance Alloys Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p092569/World-High-Performance-Alloys--Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Performance Alloys in Metric Tons.The major product segments analyzed are Non-Ferrous Alloys (Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, & Zirconium), Refractory Metal Alloys (Molybdenum,...

2008-09-15 21:00:21

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer L. Patrick Hassey provided an update on the amount of shares of common stock repurchased through ATI's share repurchase program. Mr. Hassey's comments were made during his presentation today at the Bank of America Investment Conference in San Francisco, CA. "We have a balanced approach toward deploying ATI's strong cash flow to create long-term value for our shareholders," Pat Hassey said. "We...

2008-08-03 03:00:20

By Brady, M P Yamamoto, Y; Santella, M L; Maziasz, P J; Pint, B A; Liu, C T; Lu, Z P; Bei, H A new family of alumina-forming au.slenitic stainless steels is under development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for structural use in aggressive oxidizing environments at 600-900[degrees]C. Data obtained to date indicate the potential to achieve superior oxidation resistance compared to conventional Cr^sub 2^O^sub 3^- forming iron- and nickel-based heat-resistant alloys, with creep strength...

2008-08-03 03:00:20

By Ciulik, J It has been an exciting year in refractory metals. We had a very interesting symposium at the TMS 2008 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Our "Refractory Metals 2009" symposium covered three areas: processing of refractory metals, characterization of refractory metals, and properties of refractory metals. Twenty-three presentations in three sessions made the symposium this year the largest and best attended we have had since I began attending refractory metals symposia (in 2002)....


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