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Carbon Capture Firm MOF Technologies Rebrands to Nuada

2MOF Technologies, a Northern Ireland-based company whose technology efficiently captures CO2 directly from industrial sources, is rebranding to Nuada. The new name is an ode to the company’s Celtic origins and is inspired by the ancient mythical king, Nuada, whose name means “to capture”.

Heidelberg Materials to Buy Fly Ash Recycler SEFA Group

Germany-based Heidelberg Materials /DE has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire SEFA Group Inc., the largest fly ash recycling company in USA. Based in Lexington, South Carolina, the operations of the SEFA Group include five business units, five utility partners, 20 locations and more than 500 employees. The group currently supplies quality fly ash to more than 800 concrete plants in 13 states.

GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST 2023 as a Strong Platform for the Energy-Intensive Metallurgical Industry Offers a Strong Framework Program

From 12–16 June 2023, Dusseldorf/DE will become the centre for the international casting and metallurgical industries: the world’s leading trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST, which are held every four years and together cover the complete spectrum of foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermoprocess technology, are particularly in demand in the energy-intensive sectors this year as current challenges fuel digitalisation in the metal technology sector and its search for sustainable and forward-looking solutions. More than 2000 exhibitors from over 50 countries will pick up global trends and showcase the complete spectrum of current technologies and products in twelve exhibition halls. The Hot Topics of the Bright World of Metals read: decarbonisation of the metallurgical industry, ecoMetals, circular economy, digitalisation, Additive Manufacturing processes as well as e-mobility and lightweight automotive construction.

RHI Magnesita Announced the Acquisition of Seven Refractories

RHI Magnesita/AT announced in April 2023 the acquisition of the Europe, India and US operations of Seven Refractories; acquisition will complement RHI Magnesita’s existing non-basic refractories portfolio and open new opportunities in the development of low CO2 emitting manufacturing technologies.
Seven Refractories is a specialist supplier of non-basic monolithic refractory mixes with broad applications across all the company’s customer segments including iron and steel, cement, aluminium and non-ferrous metals. Non-basic refractory mixes are expected to become increasingly important with the development of new low CO2 emitting manufacturing technologies within RHI Magnesita’s key customer industries.

CEMBUREAU Statement on EU Green Deal Industrial Plan

CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association welcomes the objectives of the Green Deal Industrial Plan issued in February by the European Commission. The EU needs a strong response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), that allows to maintain the EU’s industrial leadership and deploy green technologies as soon as possible.


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Zschimmer & Schwarz Group Successfully Completed Management Change

Dr Christoph Riemer has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zschimmer & Schwarz Group as of 1 January 2023.

Trimet: Sophisticated Alloys with a High Level of Recycled Material

Next to energy-efficient drive systems, lightweight construction materials are a key technology in the transport sector when it comes to reducing the environmental impact through increased resource efficiency. Various aspects of sustainability in mobility and the minimizing of CO2 emissions during the entire product life cycle are of particular interest in the automotive industry. An increasing focus in this respect is the outlay during production of components where up to 95 % of emissions can be saved through the use of recycled aluminium when compared to primary material use. Consequently, the demand in the industry for aluminium alloys with a high level of recycled material has increased sharply. High-strength wrought and cast secondary aluminium alloys can make an important contribution to climate targets. Trimet Aluminium SE/DE is involved in a number of research projects endeavoring to make materials of this kind with a positive life cycle assessment available.

glasstec Update International Conference: “Carbon Neutrality with Glass”

In the International Year of Glass, the glass industry will celebrate a long-awaited reunion in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 20–23 September 2022. The sector had to wait four years to once again experience the wide range of exhibitors on the topics of glass production/manufacturing technology, glass processing and finishing, for numerous glass products and applications as well as a unique and extensive supporting programme from industry and science. On the basis of in-depth conversations with experts from all stages of the value chain, five global trend themes were identified. They are considered essential for the future development of the glass industry as well as for our society as a whole. These are:

Climate (emission reduction and renewable energies)
Urbanisation (future-proof architecture with glass)
Value (sustainable value chain)
Resources (efficient and sustainable use of resources)
Wellbeing (improved quality of life through glass).

Elkem Takes 100% Ownership of Salten Energy Recovery Plant

On 15 November 2021, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre opened the new energy recovery plant at Elkem Salten in the northern part of Norway. The energy recovery plant is closely integrated with the silicon production process at Elkem Salten, utilizing the excess heat from the silicon furnaces to produce electrical power. The plant recovers 28 % of the electrical energy used at Elkem Salten, equal to the power consumption of about 15 000 Norwegian households. 

Registration for Exhibitors for the Fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST in 2023 Started

The countdown is on – companies from all over the world can register for the four trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST. The leading international trade fairs with congress and high-calibre programme of side events for foundry technology, castings, metallurgy and thermo process technology will be held in Dusseldorf/DE from 12–16 June 2023.