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Second international symposium on Mo and NB alloying


The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) and Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM) are organizing the 2nd International Symposium on Molybdenum and Niobium Alloying in High Performance Steels – Metallurgy for More Sustainable Steels, at Jeju Island, South Korea on April 25-26 2013.

Hosted by the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM), Posco and Hyundai Steel, the event will focus on high performance steel and will appeal to producers and users alike.High performance steels are the key to lighter, more durable and therefore more sustainable vehicles, machines, structures and pipelines.  Molybdenum and niobium are two of the most powerful alloying elements in helping to adapt microstructures and properties to downstream manufacturing processes for the production of these steels.

Dr Nicole Kinsman, IMOA’s Technical Director, explained:“Reducing energy consumption, conserving resources and limiting CO2 emissions have become global priorities.As one of the world’s most widely-used construction materials, steel has a big part to play in helping to meet these challenges to sustainable development.Increasing the strength of steelsaves weight, conserves resources and increases energy efficiency in a range of end-user applications.”

“The symposium will focus on alloy design, processing concepts and the final properties of high performance steel and will specifically address the potential and characteristics of niobium and molybdenum metallurgy.A number of the world’s leading steel experts have been invited to speak,” she added.

The full technical program with abstracts and speaker profiles can be found online at along with registration instructions.


Notes for editors

IMOA is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of most of the world’s molybdenum producers and converters, as well as consumers and traders.

Molybdenum is added to steels and cast irons to improve strength, toughness, hardenability and weldability for numerous applications in the automotive, shipbuilding, construction, mining, chemical, oil & gas and energy generation industries.

In stainless steels and superalloys, it improves corrosion resistance and high-temperature performance and finds uses in many industrial applications.It is also used in a variety of products from catalysts and lubricants to pigments and paint.

For more information contact:

Alan Hughes
T: +44 (0)1606 852011
M: +44 (0)7759 243969

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