• Blast furnace in Duisburg uses new oxygen technology SIP
  • Process increases furnace efficiency and reduces costs
  • Technology to be marketed worldwide

thyssenkrupp has equipped the "Schwelgern 1" blast furnace in Duisburg with a new technology: The so-called SIP process ("sequence pulse process with induced shock waves") helps increase efficiency in the furnace – both within the company and worldwide by marketing the technology.

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  • Process optimization from Primetals Technologies will replace the existing Level 2 systems on four BOF converters
  • Greater computational accuracy, highly automated converter operation and fewer additives
  • Smooth project execution through local and remote support via the Internet

In July 2020, EVRAZ NTMK, a Russian steel producer, awarded Primetals Technologies an order to upgrade process optimization of the four BOF converters in its Nizhnij Tagil plant in Russia.

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HBIS Laoting successfully commissions high-performance hot strip mill supplied by SMS group

The new high-performance hot strip mill supplied by SMS group has successfully started production at HBIS Laoting Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. in China. With this facility, HBIS Group, a leading steel producer in China, has set up a new, ultra-modern production facility for flat products at the Laoting location.

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  • Automated measurement/sample taking process, no manual handling of heavy lances
  • Improved reproducibility of temperature measurements and sample taking
  • Improved safety by minimized residence time of operator in front of doghouse door during measurements/sample taking
  • Highest availability of 98% in three-shift operation
  • Improved automation

Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for two semi-automatic horizontal temperature and sample-taking manipulator systems installed at the two BOF converters at the steel plant of Dillinger Hütte (AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke) in Germany.

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The company expects that the CE marking will enhance accessibility for personalized devices to become even more readily available

Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS), a leading company in 3D technology solutions in the industrial and medical markets, announces it obtained the CE Marking Certification for most of its personalized orthopaedic and cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) solutions. This includes 3D-printed anatomical models and patient-matched surgical guides and implants. Materialise is a pioneer and world leader of personalized solutions, helping patients and surgeons in six continents with the production of over 350,000 personalized devices. The company became one of the first to acquire this kind of certification for a large, personalized, 3D-printed medical device portfolio. This certification will make the technology more accessible for surgeons.

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Primobius enters into MoU with InoBat to operate a commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Eastern Europe

Primobius GmbH, a joint venture company owned 50:50 by Neometals Ltd, West Perth, Australia, and SMS group GmbH, Germany, is pleased to announce the execution of a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the Slovakian battery manufacturing company, InoBat Auto j.s.a, Bratislava. The agreement represents the first steps to Primobius’ commercial roll-out in Europe and should secure a source for significant volumes of critical plant feed.

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