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China Makes Policy Changes to Curtail Crude Steel Production: Beroe Inc.

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RALEIGH, N.C., June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In a bid to reduce steel output and thereby tackle problems related to pollution levels, China has announced some policy changes that can redefine the steel landscape of the country. The government has annulled the export tax rebate for some steel products. Also, it has cancelled import tariffs for several products including pig iron, crude steel, recycled steel raw materials, and more. 

In 2020, China’s share of global crude steel production increased to 56.5 percent from 53.3 percent in 2019. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak when the industry’s global growth prospect saw a collapse, China recorded an increase in crude steel production by 5.2 percent, touching the 1,053 million tonnes mark. Owing to this, the government recently announced changes to its policies in its long efforts since 2017 to reduce steel output and curb the problems that come with higher production.

“Although the volatility in demand and production levels caused by the COVID-19 outbreak began to subside in the second half of 2020, the crisis resulted in governments keeping a watchful eye on the steel sector. This is especially applicable in China where the crude steel production levels breached a billion tons and increased by 5% Y-o-Y despite the outbreak in 2020,” said Srivatsan Govindarajan, Research Analyst, Metals and Mining.  “In order to mitigate any potential problems of overcapacity and reduce the steel production levels, the Chinese government has introduced several initiatives in the form of import and export duty reforms,” he added.

One of the policy changes includes cancelling steel export rebate rates from several steel products from May 1st, 2021. Earlier, this rate was 13 percent, affecting steel products with codes 7205-7307, including stainless steel, wire rod, hot rolled and cold rolled sheet. The move will reduce exports and subsequently the domestic steel production levels. It may also redirect the additional volume from exports to the domestic market, bringing downward pressure on high steel prices. China is a net exporter of steel; it exported nearly 53.7 million tonnes of steel in 2020. By removing the rebate rate, which is expected to affect 95 percent of the total exports, it hopes to bring down steel production.

The second policy change includes cancelling import tariffs for crude steel, pig iron, recycled steel raw materials, ferrochrome, and other products. It took effect from May 1st, 2021. The aim of this is to make imports of metallics like pig iron and hot briquetted iron cheaper. Since steel mill pricing in China is highly reliant on imported iron ore and they are vulnerable to the rising iron ore prices, this policy change is expected to minimize this level of reliance and promote cleaner steelmaking in the country. The policy also underlines the government’s efforts to keep steelmaking raw materials within the country instead of exporting them to other countries.

“Both the policy changes will benefit China in the short and long-term. Collectively, it will support the supply when the country cuts steel output. It will also reduce total power consumption and carbon emission. Cancelling the steel export rebate rate will very likely drop the domestic prices in the latter quarter of 2021. The export will fall off as well in the long-run,” said Arun Vijayan, Team Lead — Metals, Minerals and Mining at Beroe. “The new trade tax regime in China will certainly shift the steel landscape in the country. It will reduce steel production and also control the historically high prices to an extent.”

For more such market insights, procurement intelligence, supplier analysis, price and cost benchmarking, please log on to Beroe LiVE.Ai: https://www.beroeinc.com/beroe-live-ai/ 

About Beroe Inc.

Beroe is the world’s leading provider of procurement intelligence and supplier compliance solutions. We provide critical market information and analysis that enables companies to make smart sourcing decisions — leading to lower costs, greater profits, and reduced risk. Beroe has been providing these services for more than 15 years and currently works with more than 10,000 companies worldwide, including 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. For more information about Beroe Inc., please visit https://www.beroeinc.com/

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Seadrill Limited (SDRL) – Agreement with Stakeholders to raise $350 million and reduce liabilities by approximately $5 billion

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Seadrill Limited (“Seadrill” or the “Company”) (OSE: SDRL) (OTC-PINK: SDRLF) is pleased to announce that today the Company has entered into a plan support agreement (the “PSA”) with certain of the Company’s senior secured lenders holding approximately 57.8% of the Company’s senior secured loans (the “Consenting Lenders”) as well as a backstop commitment letter entered into with certain of the Consenting Lenders.  The agreements contemplate a plan of reorganization (the “Plan”) that will raise $350 million in new financing and reduce the Company’s liabilities by over $4.9 billion.

The Plan provides a clear pathway for Seadrill to restructure its balance sheet with the support of the majority of its senior secured lenders.  Certain of the Consenting Lenders have also agreed to backstop a first lien exit facility totaling $300 million.  The lenders participating in (and backstopping) the new-money facility will collectively receive 16.75% of new equity in the newly constituted Seadrill, subject to dilution.  Under the Plan, the senior secured lenders will also exchange $5.6 billion of existing debt for $750 million of second-lien, takeback debt and 83% of the new equity, subject to dilution.  Hemen Holding Ltd., currently the Company’s largest shareholder, has also committed to fund a $50 million new-money unsecured bond to be issued under the Plan, which is convertible into 5% of the new equity under specified circumstances.

Specified trade claims will be paid in full in cash and other general unsecured claims will receive their pro rata share of $250,000 in cash.  Existing shareholders will receive 0.25% of the new equity, subject to dilution, if all voting classes of creditors accept the Plan, and otherwise will not receive any recovery.  Consummation of the Plan is subject to a number of customary terms and conditions, including court approval.

Stuart Jackson, CEO, commented: “We are pleased to announce that we have reached a consensual deal with a large element of Seadrill’s secured lenders that will pave the way for a significant balance sheet deleveraging.  It has taken time to reach the right outcome but throughout the process we have maintained strong support from our creditors and we look forward to maintaining that as they become our shareholders as well as our lenders.

I would also like to thank our employees, our customers and our suppliers for maintaining their focus on safe, efficient operations throughout this time.  We should not lose sight of the fact that we collectively provide vital services in difficult circumstances on a daily basis.  This dedication, coupled with our restructured balance sheet, will allow Seadrill to emerge from Chapter 11 as a stronger company and play its part in the necessary industry consolidation.”

The Company filed the Plan, an accompanying disclosure statement, and related documents in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas today and will proceed expeditiously to obtain Bankruptcy Court approval of the same.  The PSA includes a milestone for Bankruptcy Court approval of the Plan by November 5, 2021.

Copies of the Plan, the PSA, and the backstop commitment letter, as well as other information regarding the Company’s chapter 11 cases, are available at the following website: https://cases.primeclerk.com/SeadrillLimted/.

About Seadrill

Seadrill is a leading offshore drilling contractor utilizing advanced technology to unlock oil and gas resources for clients across harsh and benign locations across the globe. Seadrill’s high quality, technologically advanced fleet spans all asset classes allowing its experienced crews to conduct its operations from shallow to ultra-deep-water environments. The Company operates 24 rigs, which includes drillships, jack-ups and semi-submersibles.

Seadrill is listed on the Oslo Børs and OTC Pink markets. For more information, visit https://www.seadrill.com/

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release includes forward looking statements. Such statements are generally not historical in nature, and specifically include statements about the Company’s plans, strategies, business prospects, changes and trends in its business, the markets in which it operates and its restructuring efforts. These statements are made based upon management’s current plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and therefore involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risks described from time to time in the Company’s regulatory filings and periodical reporting. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of these factors. Further, the Company cannot assess the impact of each such factor on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to be materially different from those contained in any forward-looking statement.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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Aluminum Welding Wires Market in Europe from Aluminum Industry|Discover Company Insights in Technavio

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The report on the aluminum welding wires market in Europe provides a holistic update, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis.

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario and the overall market environment. The market is driven by factors such as the increasing demand for lightweight vehicles, the increase in demand for welding wires for repair and maintenance, and the rising demand for power infrastructure.

The aluminum welding wires market in Europe analysis includes the end-user by volume segment. This study identifies the innovations in welding technologies as one of the prime reasons driving the aluminum welding wires market growth in Europe during the next few years.

This report presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters.

The aluminum welding wires market in Europe covers the following areas:

Aluminum Welding Wires Market In Europe Sizing
Aluminum Welding Wires Market In Europe Forecast
Aluminum Welding Wires Market In Europe Analysis

Companies Mentioned

  • Colfax Corp.
  • CTP Srl
  • DRAHTWERK ELISENTAL W. Erdmann GmbH & Co.
  • EWM AG
  • Gedik Kaynak AS
  • Hilarius Haarlem Holland BV
  • Hi-Tech Wire Industries
  • LAIR LIQUIDE SA
  • Novametal SA
  • The Lincoln Electric Co.

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Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Market Landscape

  • Market ecosystem
  • Value chain analysis

Market Sizing

  • Market definition
  • Market segment analysis
  • Market size 2020
  • Market outlook: Forecast for 2020 – 2025

Five Forces Analysis

  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

Market Segmentation by End-user by Volume

  • Market segments
  • Comparison by End-user by volume
  • Automotive and transportation – Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ millions)
  • Construction – Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ millions)
  • Others – Market size and forecast 2020-2025 ($ millions)
  • Market opportunity by End-user by volume
  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends

Vendor Landscape

  • Overview
  • Vendor landscape
  • Landscape disruption

Vendor Analysis

  • Vendors covered
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Colfax Corp.
  • CTP Srl
  • DRAHTWERK ELISENTAL W. Erdmann GmbH & Co.
  • EWM AG
  • Gedik Kaynak AS
  • Hilarius Haarlem Holland BV
  • Hi-Tech Wire Industries
  • LAIR LIQUIDE SA
  • Novametal SA
  • The Lincoln Electric Co.

Appendix

  • Scope of the report
  • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Research methodology
  • List of abbreviations

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SI Group firma un acuerdo para vender el negocio de resinas industriales a ASK Chemicals

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SCHENECTADY, Nueva York, 23 de julio de 2021 /PRNewswire/ –SI Group, empresa líder en aditivos de desempeño, anunció hoy que planea completar un acuerdo para vender la mayoría de su negocio global de resinas industriales a ASK Chemicals, una empresa de cartera de capital privado, Rhône Group, LLC

La transacción incluye los productos de resinas industriales y las plantas de fabricación asociadas de SI Group en Río Claro, Brasil; Ranjangaon, India; y Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, así como la tecnología con licencia y los múltiples acuerdos de peaje a nivel mundial. ASK Chemicals, con sede en Hilden, Alemania, es líder del mercado en el sector de materiales de fundición y fabrica aglomerantes, revestimientos, alimentadores, filtros y agentes de liberación, así como productos metalúrgicos como inoculantes, cables de inoculación y aleaciones maestras para fundición de hierro.

“Estamos confiados de que esta es la medida estratégica correcta para nuestros empleados y nuestra empresa. ASK Chemical tiene una experiencia comprobada en la industria que agregará un valor significativo y mejorará continuamente estos negocios”, afirmó David Bradley, presidente y director ejecutivo de SI Group. “El acuerdo también nos permite enfocarnos más intencionalmente en la construcción y el crecimiento de nuestra cartera como una potencia de aditivos de rendimiento”.

SI Group tendrá negocios relacionados en estas plantas, incluida la fabricación de caucho y adhesivos, yacimientos petrolíferos y surfactantes, así como productos de fundición en Brasil y operará acuerdos de peaje con ASK. La empresa también conservará las empresas de resinas industriales en los Estados Unidos y China.

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SI Group es líder global en la tecnología innovadora de aditivos de rendimiento, soluciones de procesos, ingredientes farmacéuticos activos e intermediarios químicos. Las soluciones de SI Group son esenciales para mejorar la calidad y el rendimiento de innumerables bienes industriales y de consumo dentro de las industrias de plásticos, caucho y adhesivos, combustibles y lubricantes, yacimientos petrolíferos, productos farmacéuticos y resinas industriales. Con sede en Schenectady, Nueva York, la presencia de producción global de SI Group incluye 24 plantas en cinco continentes, que atienden a clientes en 90 países con 2.800 empleados en todo el mundo. SI Group innova e impulsa el cambio para crear valor con pasión por la seguridad, la química y los resultados extraordinarios. Conozca más en www.barings.com.

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Global Blister Packaging Machinery Market in Metal & Glass Containers Industry|Discover Company Insights in Technavio

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The report on the blister packaging machinery market provides a holistic update, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis.

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario and the overall market environment. The market is driven by factors such as the increased demand for unit-dose/single-unit packaging, the increased demand for modular blister packaging machinery, and the growth in global pharmaceutical sales.

The blister packaging machinery market analysis includes application and geography landscape segments. This study identifies the use of robotic blister packaging machinery as one of the prime reasons driving the blister packaging machinery market growth during the next few years.

This report presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters.

The blister packaging machinery market covers the following areas:

Blister Packaging Machinery Market Sizing
Blister Packaging Machinery Market Forecast
Blister Packaging Machinery Market Analysis

Companies Mentioned

  • ACG
  • Barry-Wehmiller Group Inc.
  • Fabrima
  • ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
  • KOCH Pac Systeme GmbH
  • Marchesini Group Spa
  • MDC Engineering Inc.
  • Syntegon Technology GmbH
  • Thomas Packaging LLC
  • Zed Industries Inc.

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Global Cosmetic Packaging Market– The cosmetic packaging market is segmented by material (plastic, glass, metal, and others) and geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA).
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Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Market Landscape

  • Market ecosystem
  • Value chain analysis

Market Sizing

  • Market definition
  • Market segment analysis
  • Market size 2020
  • Market outlook: Forecast for 2020 – 2025

Five Forces Analysis

  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

Market Segmentation by Application

  • Market segments
  • Comparison by Application
  • Pharmaceutical – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Food – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Others – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Market opportunity by Application

Customer landscape

Geographic Landscape

  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • APAC – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Europe – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • North America – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • South America – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • MEA – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity by geography
  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends

Vendor Landscape

  • Overview
  • Vendor landscape
  • Landscape disruption

Vendor Analysis

  • Vendors covered
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • ACG
  • Barry-Wehmiller Group Inc.
  • Fabrima
  • ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
  • KOCH Pac Systeme GmbH
  • Marchesini Group Spa
  • MDC Engineering Inc.
  • Syntegon Technology GmbH
  • Thomas Packaging LLC
  • Zed Industries Inc.

Appendix

  • Scope of the report
  • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Research methodology
  • List of abbreviations

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