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20.12.2006
December 2006 updates of the Simdex Publishing CD-ROMs.


Simdex Publishing has issued new updates of December 2006 for The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide and The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROMs.

1. In comparison with previous June 2006 release of The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide information on more than 300 manufacturers has been modified and 30 new manufacturers have been included.

2. There are 63 new projects of 22 000 km length since September 2006 update in The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide database. The most of new pipelines will be built in Middle East and Asia (37) and in North America (12). Eight new pipelines will be built in Africa, four new pipelines will be built in Europe and two ones in Latin America. Information on pipelines moved during 2006 to the construction phase have been deleted from the database. Data on majority of existing projects have been updated.


04.12.2006
Our booth at Metal-Expo'2006 Fair.

 
We thank all visitors who visited our booth during Metal-Expo Show on November 14th - 17th. Sincere gratitude to users who bought our software during the exhibition.


31.10.2006
We invite you to visit our stand at 12th Metal-Expo Fair in Moscow on November 14-17th.


Metal-Expo is the largest CIS steel and metal event. The fair will be held in three halls of Russian Exhibition Center (VVTs) No. 57 (steel products), No. 20 (non-ferrous products) and No. 69 (equipment, ferro-alloys, scrap, refractory products).

More than 700 companies will take part in the event as exhibitors. The most of Russian and Ukrainian mills will be among them. Last year more than 30,000 visitors from CIS and foreign countries visited the fair.

    On our stand F5730 in the hall 57 you will have possibility (see the draft here):
    • to see new releases of our programs WinSteel, WinAlloy, WinPlant. BLACK and WinPlant. RED;
    • to purchase the software with discount of 20%;
    • to see The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worlwide Guide and The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROMs of our partner Simdex Publishing;
    • to learn about new information and consulting services of our company.
For more details on the fair please contact Alexey Yakovenko yakovenko@metal-expo.ru, phone/fax +7 095 901 9966.

For hotel booking and visa support please contact Reisebuero WELT info@welt.ru, phone +7 095 933 7878, fax +7 095 933 7877.



10.10.2006
New releases of 3rd quarter of 2006 of WinSteel, WinAlloy and WinPlant.


WinPlant. BLACK. Information on 24 new mills and managing companies has been included in the database. New South African asset of EvrazHolding Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corporation Limited, new asset of Severstal Group Izhora Pipe Plant, producers of drill and casing tubes ZBO Drill Industries and Serov Mechanical Plant, producers of finned tubes OctyabrskHimMash and Escort as well as Joint venture of Arkada Group and Firstalpine Corp. FirstalpineArkada-Profil company are among them. Besides this list inludes CIS producers of roll-formed profiles Eurokrovlya, MontazhStalConstructsiya, Krona, LadaProf, Lasar, StalKrov-NN, Steelmaster, producers of wire Dnepropetrovsk Wire Works and Ukrgazpromservice, producers of welded tubes Arinoi and Stroyprofil, production division of Stalepromyshlennaya Company Production Group "StroyProfil", Industrial Firm "Vivat" (forgings), Samara Reservoir Plant (galvanized sheets), StankoMash (round pipe casting), VOSTOK Building Industrial Company (welded I-beams) and new managing company of VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation Rosoboronexport.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Dneprospetsstal (included in InterPipe Group), Oskol Electric Steel Works (included in Metalloinvest Holding), Verkh - Isetsky Steel Works (purchased by NLMK), St.-Petersburg Tube and Pipe Works "Trubostal`" (purchased by Comtech), VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (controlled by Rosoboronexport). Name of Romanian asset of Pipe Metallurgical Company SC Resita SA has been changed to SC TMK-Resita SA as well as name of VEST-MD tube plant has been changed to Volgograd Small-Diameter Pipe Works.

We have added information on new equipment, i.e. continuous caster installed at Taganrog Metallurgical Works as well as data on flat and long products manufactured by Mittal Steel Contrecoeur, Mittal Steel Ostrava and Mittal Steel Poland. Also we have added information on new steel products developed by 4 plants. Information on the 68 mills included in the database earlier and their products has been updated.

WinPlant. RED. Information on 14 new plants has been included in the database. Producers of secondary Al alloys BeLiS and Oryol Metals and its managing company "Mtsensky Aluminium", producers of drill and casing tubes of light alloys ZBO Drill Industries and Serov Mechanical Plant, producers of hollow bronze casting Bummash, Metallist and StankoMash, Klimovsk Money Billets Works GURT (special profiles of Cu alloys), Mednogorsk Copper-Sulphuric Works (blister copper), OctyabrskHimMash (finned tubes), Industrial Firm "Vivat" (forgings), Svelen (bars, rods and wire of Cu alloys) as well as new managing company of VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation Rosoboronexport are among them.

Because of reorganization VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation is controlled by Rosoboronexport and former Verkh-Neyvinsky Non-Ferrous Works is called Non-Ferrous Alloys Works now.

We have added information on new products developed by 2 plants. Information on the 29 plants included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been updated.

WinSteel. Since the last quarter we have added more than 3800 new grades in the database. For the most part these are Chinese grades (including their alternative numerical specifications), American grades by ASTM, ESAB filler materials, special steels and alloys of Sumitomo, Sandvik, Behler, Carpenter and other companies, offshore grades by Det Norske Veritas as well as Russian and International (by ISO) ferro-alloys. The total quantity of grades in the WinSteel database is 70308 now.

WinAlloy. Since the last quarter we have added more than 700 new grades in the database. In most they are Chinese, Italian and European copper alloys, special alloys by ASTM, commercial grades of Carpenter and Sumitomo as well as Russian ferro-alloys. The total quantity of grades in the WinAlloy database is 34535 now.


05.10.2006
September 2006 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide.


Simdex Publishing has issued new update of September 2006 for The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROM.

In comparison with previous release information on 47 new projects of 16 000 km length has been added. The most of new pipelines will be built in North America (21) and in Middle East and Asia (12). Six new pipelines will be built in Europe, five new pipelines will be built in Latin America and three ones in Africa. Data on majority of existing projects have been updated.


04.09.2006
New publication of Metal Bulletin - Metal & Steel Traders of the World Directory 2006 - 3rd Edition


Our partner Metal Bulletin has issued new 3rd edition of 2006 of Metal & Steel Traders of the World Directory.

Fully updated and revised for 2006, the 3rd edition of the Metal & Steel Traders of the World Directory, is an invaluable guide for anyone wishing to source metals or metal products anywhere in the globe, locate trading contacts old and new, or identify new buisness opportunities in steel, metals or ferro-alloys spectrum. In a handy, user-friendly A4 format, it guides you through trading companies around of the world active in the whole range of metals: from iron, steel and ferro-alloys to base, precious, light and speciality metals.

The directory section lists trading companies by country, giving contact details and products handled, while a Buyer's Guide enables you to identify suppliers of any particular product, from aluminium ingots to steel reinforcing bars. Metal & Steel Traders of the World 2006 is the ultimate guide to the world's trading community and "must-have" for anyone who is in anyway involvet in metal trading.

    For more information on the directory please visit Metal Bulletin's Web-site. Pricing:
    • book - €397 + delivery €40;
    • CD-ROM - €537 + delivery €40;
    • book + CD-ROM - €747 + delivery €40.
You can order the book here.


06.07.2006
New releases of 2nd quarter of 2006 of WinSteel, WinAlloy and WinPlant.


WinPlant. BLACK. Information on 18 new mills has been included in the database. New British asset of Severstal-Metiz company Carrington Wire Limited, Canadian and Czech Mittal Steel assets Mittal Steel Contrecoeur and Mittal Steel Ostrava respectively, frustrated new asset of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works Pakistan Steel Mills, Joint Venture of Severstal and Arcelor Group Severgal are among them. Besides this list inludes CIS producers of welded I-beams 149 Mechanical Plant, Metal constructions Plant "Orion" and Ryazan Metal Constructions Plant SAK, producers of roll-formed profiles Baltic Metallurgical Company, Bolokhovo Building Construction Plant, Volgastal, Stalepromyshlennaya Company and Building Firm "EGO" as well as Abay foundry mechanical works (steel balls), GAZ (welded tubes), Zavod "Continent" (galvanized wire), Nikopol Thin-Walled Tube Plant (thin-walled tubes) and Uola (wire).

Moreover we have added in the database information on 3 new managing companies, i.e. Dneprmetallurgobespechenie Ltd. (managing company of Nikopol Thin-Walled Tube Plant), Ukrpodshipnik Corporation (managing company of Artyomovsk Machine-Building Plant VISTEC) and Metinvest Holding (managing company of mining and steel assets of System Capital Management)

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of AZST-Color and Ventall (purchased by Ruukki), Amurstal - Profil (consolidated with Amurmetal), Artyomovsk Machine-Building Plant VISTEC (included in Ukrpodshipnik Corporation), Borsky Tube Manufacturing Plant (included in Russial Coal holding - managing company Estar), ZiO-Podolsk - Machine Works (included in TVEL Corporation), Mining and Chemical Combine and TVEL Corporation (controlled by Russian Federal Agency of Atomic Energy - RosAtom now). Name of Romanian asset of Pipe Metallurgical Company Artrom SA has been changed to SC TMK-Artrom SA as weel as name of CETAB Nikopol tube plant has been changed to Tube Works VSMPO-AVISMA. Former Rodakovoresursy company is called PTK Metallion now.

We have added information on new equipment, i.e. new 170 mill and line for producing of welded tubes installed at MMK and at Severstallat respectively. Mills 250-2 of MMK, 320/250 of Serp i Molot as well as 550 on Seversky Tube Works have been shutdown so information on their products has been deleted from the database. Also we have added information on new steel products developed by 5 plants. Information on the 81 mills included in the database earlier and their products has been corrected.

WinPlant. RED. Information on 10 new plants has been included in the database. Producers of secondary Al alloys SeverSplav Company, Olvia AG and Rusinnovatsiya, producers of spun castings and cast rods MetalLitMash and Ural Spun Casting Works, producers of Cu-alloys NTC Brass and OHTAlit as well as Aluminium of Kazakhstan (producer of metal gallium), Pobedit (producer of wire and rods of Mo and W alloys) and Nikopol Thin-Walled Tube Plant are among them.

Besides we have added in the database information on 2 new managing companies, i.e. Dneprmetallurgobespechenie Ltd. (managing company of Nikopol Thin-Walled Tube Plant) and Ukrpodshipnik Corporation (managing company of Artyomovsk Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant).

Because of reorganization Artyomovsk Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant is included in Ukrpodshipnik Corporation, Precision Alloys Plant is included in Russian Copper Company and ZiO-Podolsk - Machine Works is included in TVEL Corporation. TVEL Corporation is controlled by Russian Federal Agency of Atomic Energy - RosAtom now. Former CETAB Nikopol tube plant is called Tube Works VSMPO-AVISMA now.

We have added information on new products developed by 4 plants. Information on the 24 plants included in the database earlier and their products and traders has been corrected.

WinSteel. Since the last quarter we have added more than 170 new grades in the database. For the most part these are American and British cast steels, Russian tube steels, international ferro-alloys as well as Canadian Weatherford and German CARBODUR, NITRODUR, THYROFORT, ULTRAFORT and THERMON commercial grades. The total quantity of grades in the WinSteel database is 66498 now.

WinAlloy. Since the last quarter we have added near 350 new grades in the database. In most they are international ferro-alloys and European copper alloys as well as copper alloys of China, Italy, Hungary and Switzerland. The total quantity of grades in the WinAlloy database is 33799 now.


26.06.2006
June 2006 update of the The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide.


Simdex Publishing has issued new update of June 2006 for The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide CD-ROM.

In comparison with previous release information of more than 400 worldwide tube and pipe manufacturers has been updated.


05.06.2006
May 2006 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide.


Simdex Publishing has issued new update of May 2006 for The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROM.

In comparison with previous release information on 53 new projects of 22 500 km length has been added. The most of new pipelines will be built in North America (26) and in Middle East and Asia (17). Five new pipelines will be built in Australasia, three new pipelines will be built in Europe and two ones in Latin America. Data on majority of existing projects have been updated.


26.05.2006
New publication of Metal Bulletin - Metal Producers of the World Directory 2006 - 3rd Edition


Our partner Metal Bulletin has issued new 3rd edition of 2006 of Metal Producers of the World Directory.

The universal metal markets continue to converge and reshape and as they do so, you need to have the most up-to-date information on your industry is more important that ever. If you're involved at any stage of the metals supply chain: from miner through to end-consumer, or if you supply goods and services to the metal industry, then Metal Producers of the World Directory 2006 is an essential industry tool.

Producers of all metal commodities, from aluminium to molybdenium, nickel to zinc, including the whole range of ferro-alloys and their ores, are listed in this publication. With it's excellent indices, you'll be able pinpoint the company or person you need instantly, without the need for frustrating Internet searches. Metal Producers of the World Directory 2006 is also available on CD-ROM format, providing you an instantly accessible and fully searchable source of information on the world's metal producers.

    For more information on the directory please visit Metal Bulletin's Web-site. Pricing:
    • book - €397 + delivery €40;
    • CD-ROM - €537 + delivery €40;
    • book + CD-ROM - €747 + delivery €40.
You can order the book here.


17.04.2006
New versions 4.0 of WinPlant. BLACK and WinPlant. RED software are available now!


The main differences of WinPlant, ver. 4.0 in comparison with previous version 3.5 are in the following:
  • We changed the software style and included support of Windows XP themes.
  • We made over the tree of product types. Now the tree consists of two main branches, i.e. steel products and non-ferrous products and separate subbranches for each main branch. This allows us to divide more exactly products of plants, produce both steel and non-ferrous products. So in comparison with ver. 3.5 of the software steel products of such plants are included in WinPlant. BLACK only whereas non-ferrous products are included in WinPlant. RED.
  • Besides saving information on plants and search results in HTML files the new version provides you to save these data in XML and TXT files also.
  • New tool software allowed us to format (as in RTF files) contact data of plants and information on traders of their products for better perception.
  • Now you can print or save in HTML, TXT or XML file information on products manufactured by plants according to any standard selected by you.
  • We completely made over the Help. In version 4.0 we use up-to-date HTML Help. This in our appearance makes easier operation with the Help.
  • Because of use Security Devices (HASPs) of new generation we made changes in modules of data commmunication between the software and Security Device. This allows us to guarantee steady operation of the software under new Windows versions.
All users who are entitled to our support service will receive WinPlant. BLACK, ver. 4.0 and WinPlant. RED, ver. 4.0 free of charge. If your support period is over you can purchase the upgrade here.


12.04.2006
Visit our stand at Tube & Wire Fair 2006 in Duesseldorf.


If you plan to participate in the largest world fairs Tube & Wire in Duesseldorf from April 24th to 28th or visit this event we will be glad to invite you to visit stand of our partner Simdex Publishing.

On stand 7B25 in Hall 7 you will not only see products of the Simdex Publishing company but our software also.

    On our stand you will have possibility:
    • to see new versions 4.0 of WinPlant. BLACK and WinPlant. RED software;
    • to taste new releases of WinSteel and WinAlloy;
    • to purchase our software with discount of 20%.

06.04.2006
New releases of 1st quarter of 2006 of WinSteel, WinAlloy and WinPlant.


WinPlant. BLACK. Information on 9 new mills has been included in the database. New foreign assets of Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works - DanSteel A/S and Industrial Union of Donbass - Huta Stali Czestochowa Sp. z o.o., producers of roll-formed profiles BaltProfile, Kazan Steel Profiles, Klimovskiy profnastil, Metall-Product, Modul as well as Hardware Kulebaki Works (producer of welded I-beams) and Torez Filler Hard Alloys Plant (producer of cast rods of filler materials) are among them.

Besides we have added in the database information on 4 new managing companies, i.e. Byelorussian Steel Works, Production Association (managing company of Byelorussian Steel Works, Mogilev Metallurgical Works and Rechitsa Metizny Plant), Estar (managing company of Zlatoust Metallurgical Works, Novosibirsk metallurgical plant, Nytva Metallurgicall Works, Volgograd Tube & Pipe Works, Engels Tube and Pipe Works as well as Amurmetal and Steel Profile plants included in Russian Coal holding), Interregional Pipe Company (managing company of Uralrubmash plant) and Insajur (managing company of Lysva Steel Works).

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Dneprometiz (included in Severtal-Metiz holding), Metallist plant (included in Ukrainian Mining - Metallurgical Company) as well as Steel Profile (included in Russian Coal holding). Names of UralLuktrubmash plant and Metallurgical Holding have been changed to Uraltrubmash and Maxi-Group correspondently.

We have added information on new equipment, i.e. machine of sheet polymer coating installed at Mittal Steel Temirtau. Also we have added information on new steel products developed by 16 plants. Information on the 94 mills included in the database earlier and their products has been corrected.

WinPlant. RED. Information on 10 new plants has been included in the database. Producers of secondary Al alloys Alexin Non-Ferrous Metals Works, Sredneuralsky Metallurgical Works, BiK Foundry, producers of Cu- and Ni-based ingots and anodes AMG, Arsenal, Megalit, Evoluta, Non-Ferrous Castings Pilot Plant as well as Torez Filler Hard Alloys Plant (producer of cast rods of filler materials) and Silmet (producer of rare-earth metals) are among them.

Besides we have added in the database information on 2 new managing companies, i.e. Glencore International AG (managing company of Kazzinc) and Zimal SA (managing company of Silmet and Solikamsk Magnesium Works).

We have added information on new products developed by 3 plants. Information on the 42 plants included in the database earlier and their products has been corrected.

WinSteel. Since the last quarter we have added more than 1400 new grades in the database. For the most part these are American filler materials, European grades according to new issue of EN 10025-2004 standard (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), international grades by ISO 14172, Russian special grades for power machinery as well as magnetic grades by IEC standard and Japanese commercial grades. The total quantity of grades in the WinSteel database is 66322 now.

WinAlloy. Since the last quarter we have added near 900 new grades in the database. In most they are American Ni- and Zn-based alloys as well as refractory and filler materials. The total quantity of grades in the WinAlloy database is 33453 now.


20.03.2006
March 2006 update of The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide.


Simdex Publishing has issued new update of March 2006 for The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROM.

In comparison with previous release information on 47 new projects of 23 079 km length has been added. The most of new pipelines will be built in North America (30). Seven new pipelines will be built in Europe, four new pipelines in Africa, three ones in Middle East and Asia and the same in Latin America. Data on all other projects have been updated.


20.02.2006
New prices for the Simdex Publishing CD-ROMs


Simdex Publishing has fixed new rates and changed subscription conditions for its products The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide and The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide since February 1st.

Please see new subscription rates on the corresponding pages of our site:
- The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide
- The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide

Notice that 24 month subscription is now available for the both products.


24.01.2006
January 2006 updates of the Simdex Publishing CD-ROMs.


Simdex Publishing has issued new updates of January 2006 for The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide and The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide CD-ROMs.

1. The update of The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide is focused on the Chinese market. All Chinese manufacturers have been reviewed and 61 new Chinese manufacturers have been included. The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide now includes 142 Chinese manufacturers. Of these 142 manufacturers, 46 produce seamless tubes (32%) and 100 welded tubes (70%). In total The Simdex Steel Tube Manufacturers Worldwide Guide database now comprises 1,146 manufacturers in 82 countries.

2. There are 28 new projects since the November 2005 update in The Simdex Future Pipeline Projects Worldwide Guide database. 153 oil and gas pipeline projects moved to the construction phase during 2005, accounting for 35 000 km / 22 000 miles and 7,8 million tonnes of steel tube. 297 future pipeline projects are listed in the database now.


10.01.2006
New releases of 4th quarter of 2005 of WinSteel, WinAlloy and WinPlant.


WinPlant. BLACK. Information on 37 new mills and 5 new managing companies has been included in the database. Russian and Ukrainian manufacturers of roll-formed profiles, wire, tubes, forgings, strips, welded I-beams and foreign companies are among them.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of Krivorozhstal, Azovstal, Khartsyzsk Tube Works, Enakievo Iron and Steel Works, Zlatoust Metallurgical Works, Engels Tube and Pipe Works, Bryansk Machine-Building Plant, CETAB-Nikopol Plant, Kamensk-Uralsky Non-Ferrous Working Plant as well as change of the name of Krivorozhstal, VolgoMetiz, Orel Steel-Rolling Plant, Cherepovets Steel-Rolling Works, Donetsk Iron and Steel Works, Kulebaki Steel Works, Kalugatsvetmetobrabotka Company.

We have added information on new equipment installed at Severstal, Volzhsky Pipe Plant, Oskol Eleсtric Steel Works, Magnitogorsk Hardware-Kalibrovochny Zavod "MMK-METIZ". Information on bar rolling mills of Ural Non-Ferrous Metal-Processing Works as well as information on welding tube mills of Interprokat company have been excluded from the database because of of their dismantling. Also we have added information on new steel products developed by 10 plants. Information on the 153 plants included in the database earlier and their products has been corrected.

WinPlant. RED. Information on 31 new plants and 5 new managing companies has been included in the database. Russian and Ukrainian producers of extruded Al profiles, non-ferrous pigs and ingots, Ni and precision alloys strips, Pb sheets, Ti rolled products, tubes, long products, wire as well as secondary Al alloys are among them.

We have reflected in the database reorganization and owners change of CETAB-Nikopol Plant, SUAL Holding, Kamensk-Uralsky Non-Ferrous Working Plant, Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Plant, Kolchugino Non-Ferrous Metal Works, Solikamsk Magnesium Works, ZMZ - Slide bearings as well as change of the name of VSMPO, Kalugatsvetmetobrabotka, Kulebaki Steel Works, Kanaker Aluminium Factory.

We have added information on new products developed by 3 plants. Information on the 73 plants included in the database earlier and their products has been corrected.

WinSteel. Since the last quarter we have added more than 1700 new grades in the database. For the most part these are American tool ASTM and SAE grades as well as grades used in wire manufacture (including electrode wire) according to AWS standards. The total quantity of grades in the WinSteel database is 64912 now.

WinAlloy. Since the last quarter we have added more than 300 new grades in the database. In most they are Ni-based alloys of different countries. The total quantity of grades in the WinAlloy database is 32566 now.


05.01.2006
New publication of Metal Bulletin - Ferro-Alloy Directory 2005 - 8th Edition


Our partner Metal Bulletin has issued new 8th edition of 2005 of Ferro-Alloy Directory.

The Directory 2005 is an invaluable source of information for both the ferro-alloy industry itself and steel industry personnel sourcing ferro-alloys. Published in october 2005, the brand new 8th edition of the Directory brings you accurate, up-to-date information on all the major players in the industry.

The directory contains comprehensive listings of both traders and producers of ferro-alloys and of ores and concentrates of chromium, manganese, molybdenium, nickel, tungsten and vanadium as well as cobalt metal/poeder/oxides, ammonium paratungstate and vanadium pentoxide and slags.

Price is €347 + delivery €40. For more information on the directory please visit Metal Bulletin site. You can order the book here.


  
   

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