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Elkem Launches Global Climate Roadmap: Reducing Emissions towards Net Zero while Growing Supplies to the Green Transition

Elkem/NO, a global leader in silicon-based advanced materials, announces a new climate roadmap detailing how the company plans to develop its business in line with the aim of the Paris agreement of limiting global warming to well below 2 °C. The company aims to reduce its total fossil CO2-emissions by 28 % from 2020–2031 while growing its supplies to the green transition – thereby delivering a 39 % improvement of its product carbon footprint in the same period. Elkem’s long-term goal is net zero emissions by 2050.

Imerys to Increase Prices for the Refractory Market Effective 1 January 2022

For the last 18 months, the global supply chain crisis has created unique challenges across the manufacturing landscape globally. All industries have faced extraordinary events regarding raw material availability and supply. Accelerating over the lastest months, a host of market conditions have worsened, including most recently the force majeure events of key suppliers of Aaumina and zircon sand. These in combination have led to unprecedented cost pressures across logistics, raw material inputs, energy, packaging and chemicals.

Alteo Launches REal®, a New Range of Alumina Solutions for Refractories

As a major player in the alumina industry for over a century, Alteo strengthens its leadership by offering more efficient specialty aluminas to its customers.To support refractory producers in their growth, Alteo develops its new, dedicated range of products.

FLSmidth to Acquire thyssenkrupp’s Mining Business

FLSmidth/DK and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (a fully owned subsidiary of thyssenkrupp AG/DE) have reached an agreement that FLSmidth will acquire thyssenkrupp’s Mining business (TK Mining) for a total consideration (enterprise value) of EUR 325 million. Closing of the transaction is expected in H2 2022 and is subject to customary approvals from relevant authorities.

Lucchini Industries Steel Plant Uses Gunning Manipulator from VELCO

Lucchini Industries Steel Plant in Lovere/IT is using a new gunning manipulator at their electric arc furnace. It was supplied and installed by VELCO/DE and their Italian partner Sidertrading.


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New Start for Trade Fairs in Bavaria: Messe München Looks to the Future with Optimism

Trade fair events will once again be possible in the Free State of Bavaria/DE as of 1 September 2021. This new start is an important signal for the Bavarian economy and the events industry. As early as July, the TrendSet Symposium will take place in Munich as a pilot trade fair. The comprehensive hygiene and infection protection concept will be implemented there for the first time, with other events such as IAA MOBILITY, EXPO REAL, Outdoor by ISPO and productronica to follow in Munich in fall.

ceramitec conference + exhibition 2021: Now Postponed to 15–16 September

ceramitec, originally scheduled for May 2021, has been postponed to June 2022 on account of the reduced possibilities for worldwide travel. On a smaller scale, the ceramitec conference + exhibition will take place. Initially the ceramitec conference + exhibition was announced for 22–23 June 2021. But end of April, the Organizing Committee decided to approach all active participants to shift the date to 15–16 September 2021 to get more visitors to come to Munich. Working together with Fraunhofer HTL/DE, IAPK/DE and the Expert Group CIM/DE as partners, CERAMIC APPLICATIONS will organise a two-track conference in FORUM 1 and FORUM 2, which will be complemented by AM Ceramics organised by Lithoz/AT in FORUM 3.

REFRA PRAGUE 21 Postponed to May 2022

The 21st Conference on Modern Refractory Materials and Key Achievements in High-Temperature Technologies will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 18–20 May 2022.

CeramTec Launched 3D-Printed Components

CeramTec has implemented a 3D-printing process for the production of construction elements made from a new technical ceramics material. With ROCAR®3D, the internationally operating specialist for technical ceramics adds a new material to its portfolio and thereby combines the special material properties of silicon carbide (SiSiC) with the advantages of the fast, cost-effective 3D-printing process.

ALUMINIUM 2021 Rescheduled to 28–30 September

ALUMINIUM, the world's leading trade fair for the aluminum industry, scheduled for 18–20 May 2021, in Dusseldorf, Germany, has been rescheduled to 28–30 September. Organizer Reed Exhibitions made this decision in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic after discussions with exhibitors and partners. Uncertainties surrounding travel restrictions were also a deciding factor due to the international nature of ALUMINIUM.