Newsletter HOT TOPICS rwf 4/2020

ceramitec conference and exhibition Already Again on 22–23 June 2021

The ceramics industry and above all the sectors with short innovation cycles, need personal contact, exchange and presentation opportunities. After the need to postpone ceramitec to 2022, the possibility was given for the industry to meet again in 2021. Messe München/DE and the partners of CERAMIC APPLICATIONS use together this possibility and offer the optimal platform for meeting and exchange organising the ceramitec conference. The in-person event is planned for 22–23 June 2021 in Munich/DE and takes place simultaneously with “automatica sprint” and “Laser World of PHOTONICS”.

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ceramitec Postponed to June 2022

ceramitec 2021 is postponed to 21–24 June 2022. The postponement was decided at the proposal of the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board of ceramitec/DE in October and is due to trade fair policy reasons.

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First Hydrogen Based ENERGIRON DRI Plant for Tenova in China

Tenova/IT, a leading company specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, has signed a contract with the HBIS Group/CN for the implementation of the Paradigm Project, a High Tech Hydrogen Energy Development and Utilization Plant. The project includes a 600 000 kt/a ENERGIRON DRI plant.

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Magnesia-Chrome Brick Market Research Report until 2025

The global Magnesia chrome brick market is estimated to be USD 2,2 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 2,6 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 3 % from 2020 to 2025. 

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Start-up of a Tenova EAF at the Arvedi Plant

Tenova/IT, started up the most productive Electric Arc Furnace in history, a Tenova Consteel® EAF, at Acciaieria Arvedi, Cremona/IT, on September 2020. This melting unit replaces the existing Consteel® furnace, originally installed in 2008. The furnace has a tapping size of 300 t and is designed to reach a power-ON time of 37 min with a charge mix including up to 30 % HBI or other scrap substitutes.

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Made in Steel Postponed until May 2021

The 9th edition of Made in Steel, the main Conference & Exhibition in Southern Europe dedicated to the steel industry, organized by Siderweb -– The Italian steel community, has been postponed from March to the end of May 2021. The event will be held from 26–28 May 2021 in Fiera Milano Rho, pavilions 22 and 24.

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Global Steel Refractory Materials Market with COVID-19 Impact (2020–2025) 

The Global Steel Refractory Materials was valued at USD 22 110,32 million in the year 2019. The growth in steel refractory materials market is mainly driven by growing urbanization and industrialization, especially in emerging economies such as India and China, which has led to significant investment in the construction of residential and commercial buildings. China is one of the fastest-growing economies with rising travel demand requiring constant development of railways and roadways in the country. The increased pace of infrastructure development in these emerging countries has led to an increase in the construction of residential and commercial buildings, which is expected to drive the demand for refractories in the iron and steel and cement industries.

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New Partnership Provides Value for Refractory Customers in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Furthering its commitment to providing value to refractory customers, the Plibrico Company, a global leader in monolithic refractory technology, announced its new partnership with Fire Brick Engineers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin/US. Fire Brick Engineers is a single-source refractory provider dedicated to supplying customers with innovative, high-temperature refractory solutions. Fire Brick Engineers will be the Plibrico Company’s exclusive distributor in the Minnesota and Wisconsin regions.

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Vesuvius plc: Non-Executive Director Appointment and Succession

Vesuvius plc/GB, a global leader in molten metal flow engineering and technology, announced the appointment of Kath Durrant as a Non-Executive Director of the company with effect from 1 December 2020.

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