Refractories Worldforum - Hot Topics 3/2020
Colloquium on Refractories (ICR) 2020 Virtual still Available Online
The organizers of the 63rd international Colloquium on Refractories (ICR) 2020 had to decide for a virtual setting instead of the usual presence event in Aachen in September. The digital concept included not only a virtual conference with keynotes, technical sessions, the Gustav Eirich Award. Industry presentations and videos complemented the scientific program.
11th Freiberg Refractory Forum
Opening and Meeting of the DGM/DKG Technical Commitee „Refractories“ will be started on 9 November 2020 at 10 a.m. by Prof. Dr Christos G. Aneziris (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, IKFVW/DE). Highlights are 6 invited lectures, the Theodor-Haase-Award and a poster session.
CO2 Emissions in Steel Production: from 100 to 5 %!
How can CO2 emissions be reduced by up to 95 % as efficiently as possible in the production of crude steel? Answers are provided by the MACOR Project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and undertaken by the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS, ISI and UMSICHT as well as Salzgitter AG/DE. Fraunhofer IKTS in Dresden contributed its expertise in process simulation and high-temperature electrolysis and coordinated the project.
Professor Aneziris Receives Award from the German Materials Society (DGM)
Professor Christos Aneziris has been a professor at the Institute of Ceramics at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology/DE since 2001. In addition, the expert in modern refractory materials works actively on the Board of the Federation for International Refractory Research and Education (Canada), is Guest Professor at Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry Management, Henan (China) and Honorary Professor at Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Hubei (China). For his scientific work, which has been reflected in 424 listed publications, 135 patents, 53 completed doctorates and two post-doctoral theses, among other things, Professor Aneziris has already received internationally renowned honours, for example the Alfred W. Allen Award from the American Ceramic Society or the Fellowship of the European Ceramic Society.
Global Refractories Market – Forecast to 2025
The global Refractories market is estimated according to Research and Markets to be USD 23,2 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 27,4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3,4 % from 2020 to 2025. The market is witnessing moderate growth, owing to increasing application, technological advancements, and growing demand for these refractories in the Asia-Pacific and Europe. Refractories are largely used in the iron and steel industry. The increasing use of refractories and the rising construction activities is driving the refractories market. Strict environmental and government regulations is the restraints for the Refractories market.
Bauxite Recognized as Critical Raw Material
The inclusion of bauxite, the aluminium-rich ore that is used for primary aluminium production, on the European Commission’s Critical Raw Materials list recognizes the strategic importance of the aluminium industry in supporting Europe’s transition to a green and digital economy. Thanks to its unique properties, aluminium has become the material of choice for clean technology producers in applications like renewable energy, batteries, electricity systems, resource-efficient packaging, energy-efficient buildings, and clean mobility.
glasstech Virtual Replaces Live Event this Year
glasstech virtual 20–22 October 2020 aims to present three days of full power, knowledge transfer and networking at the new digital interactive format of the world's leading trade fair glasstec. In the Conference Area, top-class lectures by renowned speakers will inform about topics relating to glass production, processing and finishing as well as glass products and applications.
VDFFI General Meeting Elects Ulf Frohneberg as Chairman
The General Meeting of the Association of the German Refractories Industry (VDFFI, Höhr-Grenzhausen) has elected Ulf Frohneberg, Steuler-KCH Materials GmbH, as its new Board Chairman. In this office, he succeeds Thomas Seger, RHI Magnesita, who had headed the Association since 2009 and stood down from the Board after 18 years in total.
TRIMET Offers Alloy for 3D-Printing
TRIMET Aluminium SE is introducing a new aluminium alloy for Additive Manufacturing (AM). The alloy trimal®-05AM is suitable for ultra-high-strength serial parts without subsequent heat treatment process steps. In cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Material-Oriented Technologies, Bremen, TRIMET conducted a research project to determine the suitability of the new alloy for the SLM process used in 3D-printing. The new material enables the expansion of AM, particularly in the transport sector with its high demand for aluminium materials.back to newsletter overview