Sustainable development of the Vietnam Steel Industry

Posted 27-03-2017
Category Events

The ASA CEO Craig Heidrich was invited by JFE and the Vietnam Steel Association to visit Han Noi, Vietnam, to represent the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association at a Slag forum hosted by the Vietnam Steel Association.

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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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Australian Standards Updates: February 2017

Posted 27-02-2017
Category Legislation

 

Standards Australia has notified the Association of the the following amendments were published on the 27th February 2017. 

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Boral Materials Laboratory Site Visit

Posted 24-02-2017
Category Events

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore first-hand how Boral tests their construction materials at their Laboratory – organised by the Concrete Institution of Australia.

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ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference - Get involved! 

Posted 24-02-2017
Category Events

To be held Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th July 2017 in Kingscliff, NSW, the Australian Society for Concrete Pavements Invites you to attend the ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference.

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World first Geopolymer Concrete Handbook

Posted 24-02-2017
Category Research

This world first Geopolymer Concrete Handbook is designed to assist engineers and users in specifying and using Geopolymer concrete with greater confidence and less risk within the industry.

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Geopolymer Concrete Research Stands strong at CRC-LCL Annual Participants Forum

Posted 02-02-2017
Category Events

The CRCLCL participant’s annual forum was recently held on the 15th November at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, with CEO of the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association, Craig Heidrich, giving a presentation in regards to progress on his research project.

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9th European Slag Conference

Posted 30-01-2017
Category Events

Organised by Euroslag with the local support of AFOCO, The 9th European Slag Conference will take place in Metz, France from October 11th to 13th, 2017 and abstracts for presentations should be submitted by 10th February

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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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Mineral Resource of the Month!

Posted 03-11-2016
Category Research

As the industry is very much aware, slag is a highly resourceful product. Hendrik G van Oss, a mineral commodity specialist for the U.S. minerals information center, agrees with this, rewarding iron and steel slag with the title of “Mineral Resource of the month” earlier this year while stating that iron and steel slags are co-products of iron and steelmaking, not waste products.

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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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Slag at the Rio Olympics

Posted 14-10-2016
Category Research

Another four years has past, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have come and gone and the Australian Team managed to bring home eight Gold medals, eleven Silver and ten Bronze, overall taking out 10th place. Again, punching well above our weight for our relatively small population.

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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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From Research to Practice, the CIA Investigates Fibres in Concrete

Posted 21-09-2016
Category Events

From a design perspective, the questions remain, how to manipulate the fibre to work for the intended purpose? How has this industry evolved, and what has been achieved so far?

 

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Concrete Roads & Highways - Seminar

Posted 08-09-2016
Category Events

The Concrete Institute of Australia will soon hold a seminar on "Concrete Roads and Highways." The modern major concrete road is a sophisticated engineering structure which must meet the highest of quality standards under extremely demanding conditions.

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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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Grey on the outside, Green on the inside

Posted 08-08-2016
Category Research

Concrete is the second most used commodity in the world and although its applications are great, its environmental impacts are distressing. With estimated 10% of all CO2 output being attributed to concrete production. there has to be an answer for this environmental conundrum. 

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CMIC16 “Capability and Innovation”

Posted 01-08-2016
Category Events

For the tenth year running, the Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia and the Institute of Quarrying Australia are working as a team once again to showcase CMIC16 as the most important conference for the construction materials industry.

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Standards Updates - Public Commenting Period Ends Soon

Posted 31-07-2016
Category Standards

Dear Readers, please note that the following draft’s public comment period is due to close in three days.

 

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Courses, Forums and Conferences to note - ASCP

Posted 11-07-2016
Category Events

 

Courses, Forums and Conferences to note - ASCP

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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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Standards Open for Public Comment

Posted 04-07-2016
Category Standards

Please be aware that the following standards are now out for public comment and close on 3rd August at 23:59.

 

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