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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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