The World Steel Association celebrates its 50th Anniversary

While mankind has been producing steel for thousands of years, mass production of steel received a boost when Bessemer designed a new way of purifying iron into steel. This was in 1857. Almost 100 years later, the market for steel was deemed global enough to need a global industry association. This led to the creation of the International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) in 1967. The name was changed to World Steel Association (worldsteel) in 2008.

Read the full story on the new worldsteel blog: http://www.worldsteel.org/media-centre/Blog/worldsteel-is-50-years-old.html

Published 26/01/2017 10:54:39 Last Modified 26/01/2017 10:55:48

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