Berry Bypass: Completed, What's Next...

Posted 17-07-2017
Category News

The NSW government will spend approx $400 million over the next four years to upgrade the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry – bringing what was a planned, yet unfunded road project to life.

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Castle Hill Road Upgrade gets the ‘Golden Slag’ Treatment

Posted 10-04-2017
Category News

Costing over $41M, slag was specified to meet the technically demanding requirements for this project.  Australian Steel Mill Services (ASMS) partnered with NSW Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) for an upgrade of Showground Road in Castle Hill.

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Carbon Leakage and Cement Importation

Posted 26-03-2017
Category News

The Australian Government’s $2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund provides opportunities for Australian business, farmers, landholders, local councils and others to earn carbon revenue and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Bill Bourke - A True Gentlemen

Posted 23-03-2017
Category News

It was indeed tragic to hear through friends of the Association that Bill Bourke had recently passed away. Nick Jones, Harsco UK & Craig Heidrich, CEO of Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association, pay tribute to the legacy Bill left within the association. 

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Harsco signs steel mill contracts with China and Brazil worth $100 million.

Posted 30-01-2017
Category News

On Monday the 23rd of January, Harsco Corporation announced the signing of two multi-year contracts for steel mill services in China and Brazil, which are valued at more than $100 million.

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Help us Update the ASA Website

Posted 11-11-2016
Category News

The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association website is frequently visited by members, academics, researches and the general public. The website includes information ranging from products, to news, events and more. In 2017 the ASA website will be receiving a large update.

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UK Demands Slag Cement

Posted 03-11-2016
Category News

An investment of 30 million Euro into a new production facility located in the north of France is part of a joint venture between an Irish Slag cement company and the worlds largest steel company, according to the Irish Independent newspaper.

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Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Grinding Facility in Melbourne

Posted 10-10-2016
Category News

Independent Cement & Lime (ICL) is a Melbourne based supplier of cement and blended cement products. ICL group has facilities located in Victoria and New South Wales, including the recently commissioning Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Grinding Facility which recently commissioned AUS $62.5M.

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Appin Road Development Update

Posted 10-10-2016
Category News

Since our last update as of June 2016, the Appin road development has undertaken several updates. Gavin Tory and James Hegarty provided us with up dates in regards to the slag based products being used on the project.

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PowerPlus Cleaning Systems’ IMPULSE Cleaning Technology

Posted 30-08-2016
Category News

IMPULSE, by PowerPlus Cleaning Systems, claims to enhance boiler processes and minimize costs associated with other cleaning methods. This innovative technology provides advantages over traditional boiler cleaning methods like sootblowing, rapping, manual shaking, blasting, and high-pressure water washing.

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NSW Government Spending Spree

Posted 06-07-2016
Category News

NSW Governement budget surplus means a record $73.3 billion will be spent on infrastructure over the next four years.This ambitious infrastructure programme sees $41.5 billion in the transport cluster alone over the four year budget cycle

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Connections September: Call for Content

Posted 18-05-2016
Category News

The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association is currently drafting content for the upcoming edition of Connections. We have drafted a table of contents, and we would love to hear your thoughts.

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Concerns over Safety critical products

Posted 25-02-2016
Category News

A 2nd Edition of Procurement of Construction Products – A guide to achieving compliance was released in November 2015.  The Guide now recognises 34 industry led product accreditation schemes and guidance information across a range of building product categories including reinforcing and structural steel, cementitious materials for concrete, wood products, glazing products, electrical products, fire safety services, plumbing products, insulation products, coating products and building products. The Guide is an important and valuable contribution to the efficiency and reliability of the building and construction industry. This Guide has been jointly developed by 30 key construction industry stakeholders and supported by many others. 

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The Life of a Blast Furnace Operator - Gary Styan

Posted 18-10-2015
Category News

Gary started employment at the age of sixteen as a Fitter & Turner in January 1981. His first year was spent in a training workshop with two hundred and twenty (220) other apprentices learning the skills required to work competently and safely. His second and third year was spent at the Works Soaking Pits and the Stainless Steel Building located within the Slab Yard Department, working on stainless steel slab grinding machines.

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Slag: Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Posted 04-08-2015
Category News

Another interesting use for slag is starting to sprout out of France. In the north of the country where its mining and industrial industry has now been abandoned all that remains are the small mining villages and the colossal slag hills or “terrils”.

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Slag, a Diamond in the Rough

Posted 10-05-2015
Category News

When we think about slag most of us imagine a rocky, rough, rugged material. But recently, some have polished this diamond in the rough and created something beautiful. A family in Riddells Creek, Victoria, have created an eco-friendly home which has polished e-crete slag on the floors. 

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