Issue 23


2 Consultancy workshop on the development of Vietnam steel and iron industry

3 Nguyen Manh Quan: The implement of the long-term program of steel industry development for period (2007-2015) and year 2025

9 Phung Viet Ngu: Requests on development of Vietnam steel and iron industry

10 Suggestion on the bauxite projects in Tay Nguyen region

13 The 5th meeting of the standing committee of Vietnam Union of STAs

16 News of steel industry


21 Pham Chi Cuong: FINEX – a future technology for iron making

25 Nguyen Van Chien, Ngo Ngoc Dinh, Do Hong Nga, Quan Van Dung and Nguyen Hong Quan: Deep processing of ilmenite mineral sand of Cay Cham – Thai Nguyen ore by refining Ti slag


30 Pham Thao: On the surface treatment of reinforcement phase for metal matrix composite processing

35 Nguyen Dac Trung, Le Trung Kien, Nguyen Trung Kien, Pham Tien Trung, Nguyen Van Thanh: A new research method on sheet metal forming technology

39 Nguyen Khac Xuong, Nguyen Duc Van, Do Thi Duyen, Nguyen Thanh Dat: Optimization of two-step ageing treatment for Al-Zn-Mg alloys contained small amount of transition metal

Industrial Environment

44 Nguyen Duc Khien: Steel and iron making confronts with environmental pollution

Metals and life

48 Zinc and health

49 The oldest bell of Vietnam

50 The highest Buddha statue