In what will become an ongoing series covering how key international suppliers view imminent technical advances and market conditions, WEVTU speaks with Yasushi Sawada, board member and head of Nippon Steel's flat Products Group. Q: What is the outlook for high-tensile steel in the coming 5 to 10 years? A: As you're aware, the Japanese auto industry is the world's biggest consumer of high-tensile steel. We predict that utilization will increase as pressure grows to protect the ...

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