An important part of the Association’s role is ensuring that Association members are kept abreast of wider industry developments, environmental issues and legislation changes affecting our industry. To further enhance our current bi-annual ‘Connections’ industry newsletter, we have introduced a bi-monthly ‘Connections Selections’  (e-Blast) to keep our members abreast of current news and issues from around Australia and the Globe. To subscribe, click below!

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

Federal Budget Announces Net Zero Authority Funding


Federal Budget Announces Net Zero Authority Funding

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FEhS Slag Research Report 2022- Available To Download For Free!


One of the ASA's contacts in Germany has just provided a copy of their recent Slag research report highlighting their current projects that has only just been translated to English ! 

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Contributing to Circular Economy In New Caledonia : Nickel Slag


Astec's high frequency screening technology aids in the processing and reuse of significant amounts of nickel slag, contributing to New Caledonia's circular economy.

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InfraBuild Slag Utilised to Resurface Formula One Circuit


Electric arc furnace (EAF) slag produced during the steelmaking processes of ASA member InfraBuild has been used as part of an extensive renovation of Melbourne’s Albert Park racing surface.

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Slag Improves Road Safety in the USA


Researchers reporting in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Omega have filled microcapsules with a slag-based mixture, designed to be added into asphalt before roads are paved, providing long-term snow melting capabilities in a real-world test.

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South Africa Steams Ahead with Slag


The South African cement industry is leading the charge, championing the use of blast furnace slag, resulting in a substantial reduction in its clinker factor without compromising the quality of products. 

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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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