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MIRECO: Secondary Refractory Raw Materials Platform in Europe

Together with Horn & Co. Group/DE, RHI Magnesita/AT launched in autumn 2022 MIRECO – a leading secondary refractory raw materials platform in Europe. The new team has also launched a new recycling centre in Austria. At the heart of MIRECO is the concept CERO (Continuous Economic Recycling Optimization) Waste, a customised concept that uses circular economy to enable the use of high-quality recycled raw materials and prevent expensive and environmentally harmful landfill as far as possible.

RHI Magnesita Announces to Acquire Leading Refractory Producer in China

RHI Magnesita/AT announced mid of January the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Jinan New Emei Industries Co. Ltd. (Jinan New Emei), a leading producer of refractories in China.

RHI Magnesita’ Acquired Dalmia Bharat Refractories Limited

RHI Magnesita/AT announced early in January 2023 the completion of the acquisition of the Indian refractory business of Dalmia Bharat Refractories Limited (DBRL) via a Share Swap Agreement. Consequently, Dalmia OCL Limited (DOCL), the Indian refractory business of DBRL, stands as a 100 % subsidiary of RHI Magnesita India Limited. DOCL is one of India’s leading refractory players and a long-term trusted partner to customers in the region.

Tandem Professorship at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences Master‘s Degree Refractory Engineering

The German refractory industry is a world leader in product quality and in the application areas of high-temperature processes. The processing of refractory materials is of particular importance. That is why the German refractory industry is supporting the establishment of a professorship Refractory Engineering“ as an industrial partner. Dr Amin El Gammal has been appointed on the tandem professorship.

Primetals Technologies Signed Agreement with RHI Magnesita to Develop a New Solution Specifically for Green Steelmaking

Primetals Technologies/GB and RHI Magnesita/AT have signed in November 2022 a cooperation contract to jointly develop a new technology for melting low grade Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) for green steelmaking.


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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.