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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)/DE and undertaken by the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS/DE, ISI/DE and UMSICHT/DE as well as Salzgitter AG/DE. Fraunhofer IKTS in Dresden contributed its expertise in process simulation and high-temperature electrolysis and coordinated the project.
The General Meeting of the Association of the German Refractories Industry (VDFFI, Höhr-Grenzhausen) has elected Ulf Frohneberg, Steuler-KCH Materials GmbH/DE, as its new Board Chairman. In this office, he succeeds Thomas Seger, RHI Magnesita/AT, who had headed the Association since 2009 and stood down from the Board after 18 years in total.
COVID-19 has changed the way we conduct business, exchange information, share ideas, but above all, how we meet. This year’s edition of Ceramics Expo, the leading North American trade show for the technical ceramics and glass industries, had been scheduled to take place in September, in Cleveland, Ohio. Once it became impossible to go ahead with a large scale event, and a decision was made to postpone, the organizers were faced with a challenge; how can we continue to serve the advanced ceramics and glass industries, how can we continue to facilitate trade and business and how can we help people interact with one another? The solution was Connect, a large-scale virtual conference and meetings program, delivered through a digital event platform.
Now that the sector’s leading trade fair Tecnargilla will be held in 2021 rather than at the end of September this year, the industry will come together for an alternative appointment called Tecna Next. Due to be launched on 26 October 2020, Tecna Next will be a unique meeting point for ceramic industry professionals from all over the world.
A niche technology is gaining ground: Ceramic Injection Moulding (CIM) is becoming increasingly popular and convincing more and more users. As a result, the demand for ceramic feedstock has grown rapidly in recent years. INMATEC Technologies GmbH has significantly expanded its production capacities and adapted them to the increased order volume. The company from Rheinbach/DE was able to strengthen its worldwide market leadership in development and production of feedstock for the CIM process.