Super-elastic alloys and bendable concrete composites have been used for a first-in-the-world application in downtown Seattle, USA.
Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (Sumitomo Metals) has revealed its estimate of the loss caused by the earthquake that hit eastern Japan on 11 March 2011. The impact on ordinary income was mainly caused by a decrease in sales as a result of production disruption in Kashima Steelworks. Sumitomo Metals’ consolidated ordinary income is estimated to be reduced by JPY 2 billion for the fiscal year ended 2011 March 31.
Sumitomo Metals Group will donate JPY 200 million to aid relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit the Tohoku District Pacific Offshore region of Japan on 11 March 2011.
BP has responded to requests from local authorities in Java for assistance after the devastating earthquake that struck the island on 27 May 2006.