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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 www.nbmosymposium.com/site along with registration instructions.

General information for media

IMOA is a non profit trade association, representing the majority of the molybdenum industry worldwide. It works to raise awareness about the unique properties of molybdenum, its beneficial effects on materials performance, its safety in use and its contribution to sustainable development.

Molybdenum is added to alloy steels 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.

IMOA has a strict antitrust compliance policy which delegates of all meetings are required to observe. All such meetings are observed by legal counsel.

For more information please email the communications team at media@imoa.info.
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