rwf Newsletter Hot Topics 1/2021


ALUMINIUM 2021 Rescheduled to 28–30 September

ALUMINIUM, the world's leading trade fair for the aluminum industry, scheduled for 18–20 May 2021, in Dusseldorf, Germany, has been rescheduled to 28–30 September. Organizer Reed Exhibitions made this decision in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic after discussions with exhibitors and partners. Uncertainties surrounding travel restrictions were also a deciding factor due to the international nature of ALUMINIUM.

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Annual St. Louis Section/Refractory Ceramics Division Symposium on Refractories – Virtual Meeting, 24–25 March 2021

Join the 56th Annual Symposium on Refractories, hosted and organized by ACerS St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division, taking place 24–25 March 2021 from your home or workplace. This will be a virtual meeting with live sessions and presentations running over the course of the two-day conference.

This year's theme is Properties and Performance of Refractory Ceramics – A Tribute to Richard C. Bradt   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ceramitec conference 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 and takes place simultaneously with “automatica sprint".

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INTOCAST Ibérica Receives EU and Regional Government Funding for CO2 Emissions Capture Project

INTOCAST Ibérica investigates how to neutralize CO2 emissions of its tunnel kiln using in-plant by-products.

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REFRA PRAGUE 21 Postponed to May 2022

The 21st Conference on Modern Refractory Materials and Key Achievements in High-Temperature Technologies will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 18–20 May 2022.

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RHI Magnesita 2020 Results

RHI Magnesita declares a gross profit margin of 24,4 % (2019: 24,5 %) and adjusted EBITA of 11,5 % (2019: 14,0 %). Furthermore, the Company achieved a positive adjusted operating cash flow of EUR 290 million (2019: EUR 359 million), supported by strong working capital management leading to a reduction in net debt to EUR 582 million (2019: EUR 650 million). The Board has recommended a final dividend of EUR 1,00 per share, bringing the total dividend in respect of 2020 to EUR 1,50 per share.

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VELCO Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

VELCO GmbH is a medium-sized enterprise settled in Velbert/DE located in the tricity area Dusseldorf-Essen-Wuppertal. Its core competences are the machinery manufacturing for processing of gunning material, the wear-resistance conveyance of abrasive bulk materials and their injection into all kinds of processes.

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Next glasstec to be Held 20–23 September 2022

The glasstec trade fair will not be held as planned due to the sustained pandemic and continued global lockdown measures as well as international travel restrictions. In close coordination with associations and partners Messe Düsseldorf/DE has decided to cancel glasstec scheduled for 15–18 June 2021, which had already been postponed from 2020 to 2021. The next glasstec will be held in line with its accustomed scheduling for 20–23 September 2022.

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Magnesia and Refractories Major Kümas Acquired by Turkish Steel Leader Erdemir

One of the world’s leading magnesite producers, Kümas Manyezit Sanayi (Kümas) has been acquired by the country’s leading steel producer Erdemir for USD 340 million. Erdemir is part of the Mining Metallurgy Group of OYAK, Turkey’s largest complementary occupational pension fund with assets worth around USD 16 billion, headquartered in Ankara.

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Tata Steel and POSCO Join Forces to Develop Innovative High-Speed Travel

Steel maker Tata Steel in Europe and POSCO from South Korea will collaborate to develop and test cutting-edge steels and tube designs.

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CeramTec Launched 3D-Printed Components

CeramTec has implemented a 3D-printing process for the production of construction elements made from a new technical ceramics material. With ROCAR®3D, the internationally operating specialist for technical ceramics adds a new material to its portfolio and thereby combines the special material properties of silicon carbide (SiSiC) with the advantages of the fast, cost-effective 3D-printing process.

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