• The European Commission has found that Italian abrasives producer Pometon S.p.A. breached Article 101 by participating in a cartel to coordinate steel abrasives prices in Europe. The Commission has imposed a fine of €6.2 million.  In April 2014, the Commission adopted a settlement decision concerning the participation in the same cartel of Ervin, Winoa, Metalltechnik Schmidt and Eisenwerk Würth.  Pometon chose not to settle and consequently the investigation continued under the normal cartel procedure.  Click here.