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

New Steel Slag: Solution for UK's Unused Materials


A newly enhanced steel slag solution is being developed in a strategic move to utilise the 62 million tonnes of steel slag going straight to landfill in the UK each year. 

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Harsco Environmental Supports Australian Racetrack Projects


Harsco contributed specially mixed EAF aggregate to racetrack resurfacing projects in Adelaide and Melbourne.

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Holcim New Zealand Utilising Innovative Equipment


ASA member, Holcim, takes receipt for the Christian Pfeiffer ball mill for their low carbon cement replacement facility in New Zealand.

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The Slag Cement University


The Slag Cement University has launched with the intention to enhance the education of slag in tomorrow's construction workforce.

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Last Chance to Register: Standards Australia Digital Engineering Webinar


The Standards Australia Research and Analysis team would like to invite you to the insightful webinar that will explore what it will take for this sector to realise the immense opportunities for growth and digital transformation.

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Steel Industry One Step Closer to Sustainability


The Steel Research Hub led by the University of Wollongong (UOW) officially launched earlier this month, focusing on supporting the transition of Australia's steel manufacturing industry to a more sustainable, competitive and resilient position. 

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TfNSW: Workshop 04: Environmental Sustainability - Standards and Specifications


TfNSW would like to invite you to Workshop 04: Environmental Sustainability - Standards and Specifications. 

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EUROSLAG Conference Cologne Impressions 2022


A video clip and slideshow with impressions from the conference have been uploaded on the EUROSLAG website. To check out the incredible couple of days that was had by participants, click here. 

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Executive Director, Craig Heidrich's EUROSLAG Presentation


Our Executive Director Craig Heidrich has recently virtually presented at the 11th EUROSLAG Conference in Cologne, Germany. The main agenda for the presentation addressed the Standard Specification for low-carbon concrete using iron and steel slags. In particular, the journey the association has embarked on, and the things discovered along the way.

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Join us at the 15th Global Slag Conference


The 15th Global Slag Conference, Exhibition and Awards are back with a major topic of 'Maximising profits from slag.' If your business includes slag, you don't want to miss this. 

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Industry Report: New Zealand Concrete


ASA member, Holcim are currently constructing a facility to import and distribute low carbon cement replacement products within New Zealand. 

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BlueScope Contributes to Revised ResponsibleSteel Standard


ASA member, BlueScope have collectively contributed to the development of the ResponsibleSteel Standard. A standard that will see tough new requirements introduced to reflect the growing need of driving sustainability measures and responsible sourcing.

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ASMS Joins Forces with UOW to Seek Alternative Composite Steel Furnace Slag


ASA member, Australian Steel Mill Services (ASMS) has joined forces with the University of Wollongong (UOW) to commence a new research project at the Steel Research Hub.

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EUROSLAG Preliminary Conference Program


The 11th EUROSLAG Conference in Cologne begins next week, on the 4th - 7th October 2022. To get you prepared, the preliminary conference program has been officially announced.

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EUROSLAG Conference: Last Chance to Register


Last chance to register for the 11th EUROSLAG conference, being held on the 4th - 7th of October 2022 in Cologne Germany.

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Report Update: High-density Geopolymer Concrete at Port Kembla's Northern Breakwater


A report by The University of New South Wales has been developed whereby findings are presented on the performance of High-density Geopolymer Concrete (GPC) used in the fabrication of Hanbar amour units and placed at Port Kembla's Northern Breakwater. 

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Register Today: Slag Cement Lifecycle Assessment Calculator Webinar


The SCA is pleased to announce their next program, the Lifecycle Assessment Calculator webinar, commencing on the 21st of September 2022 at 1 pm.

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Helping Launch Start-Ups


Holcim accelerates sustainable construction in the third edition of Holcim's Startup Accelerator Program. 

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Infrabuild Supplies Suite of Capabilities to Sydney Gateway


ASA member, Infrabuild supplies vital products, manufacturing capacity, and preplanning capabilities to the large-scale infrastructure project, Sydney Gateway.

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Harsco Announces Carbon-Negative Steel Slag


SteelPhalt has introduced the world’s first carbon-negative steel slag aggregate-based asphalt using lignin binder product made from trees.

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