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The latest announcements, headlines and news briefs from within the industry.

EUROSLAG is set for 2021!


See you Cologne! Save the date! 

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Steel Cement celebrates its 200th shipment of granulated slag


May marks the month the bulk carrier Cape Nelson celebrated its 200th voyage of delivering granulated blast furnace slag to Steel Cement’s grinding facility in Yarraville, Melbourne.


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ASI Steel Excellence Awards 2020


 Submit your entry today for the ASI Steel Excellence Awards!

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Steel Slag Trialled in Mineral Carbonation Project


Mineral carbonation technology is equipped to assess the process performance of different feedstock including steel slag, which has opened up potential market opportunities for the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association.

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Steel Slag Treated With Sewage Sludge


Interesting research is coming out of RMIT.

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The 15th Global Slag Conference is going ahead... ONLINE!

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As COVID-19 continues to evolve, the Australasian (iron and steel) Slag Association would like to reassure our members that we are actively monitoring and responding accordingly to Government updates.

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SmartCrete CRC Funding Confirmed


The Cooperative Research Centre for SmartCrete has been given funding.

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The CPEE has been forced to postpone a large number of upcoming courses.

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Slag Successful in Northern Connector Project


Slag Used in Northern Connector

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Steel Furnace Slag Being Used at University of California


Interesting work is being done with carbon-reducing processes in California and beyond.

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Improved Performance for Geopolymer Concrete


India’s leading companies involved in the construction, infrastructure, and ready-mix concrete sectors have been given the green light to trial EdenCrete (a carbon nanotube enriched liquid) with geopolymer cement. By exploring the potential of the carbon-strengthened additive, India aims to combine EdenCrete with high pozzolan (fly ash, silica fume, slag) concrete mixes to optimise performance and increase cement efficiency. 

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Innovation and Sustainability - Earth Friendly Concrete


The rising need for more housing, buildings and developments to shape our growing population is simultaneously sparking concerns of carbon emissions and its impact on future generations.

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CRC for Low Carbon Living - 7 Year Review


We take a look back at all the wonderful achievements of the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

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Talking Geopolymers with Sydney Metro


The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association and University of NSW recently met with Sydney Metro to discuss all things Geopolymers. Our Executive Director, Craig Heidrich and UNSW Professor, Stephen Foster, were given the opportunity to meet with sustainability personnel to share "what we have learned from our seven (7) year research journey into low carbon 'geopolymer' concrete”.

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Bis Industries 60th Anniversary


Current and former employees, community leaders and customers of leading specialised production services company Bis have gathered together in Whyalla to celebrate the company’s 60th year of operating in the important South Australian town.

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CRC for Low Carbon Living Wraps Up


At the end of this month the CRC for Low Carbon Living will close its doors after delivering evidence-based research to industry, government and the built environment sector for seven years.  We have developed 20 modelling and forecasting tools, completed 150 projects, and published more than 800 papers and reports, many directly informing government policy. 

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ASCP News Updates - November 2019


The Australian Society for Concrete Pavements has released details about upcoming events.

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The 10th EuroSlag Conference took place in Greece earlier this month.

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