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Technology Day 2023– Ranchi, India

November 21, 2023

The event, uniting over 110 delegates from SAIL, proved a triumph in knowledge exchange and collaboration for the steel giant's expansion plans. Thirteen Executive Directors inaugurated the event, complemented by a virtual address from SAIL Chairman Mr. Amarendu Prakash. Global technology experts delved into topics from sustainability to Industry 4.0, underscoring a comprehensive approach to innovation. Beyond presentations, the day facilitated valuable networking opportunities, reinforcing the spirit of collaboration in the steel industry.

Read more about Automation.

ISA Steel Conclave – New Delhi, India

November 7-8, 2023

The 4th iteration of the Indian Steel Association (ISA) Steel Conclave garnered support from the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, and the World Steel Association. The focal point of this year's proceedings centered on the theme "Steel - Shaping the Sustainable Future." The conclave witnessed the active participation of over 250 delegates from the Iron & Steel and allied industries. Among the contributors was Biswadeep Bhattacharjee, Vice President of Sales and Head of Green Steel India, who played a pivotal role in the panel discussion addressing "Capital Goods Suppliers Involved in Green Technology".

Read more about Green Steel.

Symposium on Green Steel with Electrical Steelmaking & ERT – Fuding, China

October 19-20, 2023

The Symposium on Green Steel with Electrical Steelmaking and Endless Rolling Technology, organized by Primetals Technologies and co-organized by the Chinese Society for Metals, successfully took place in Fuding on Oct. 19-20. The event featured discussions on the development of electric steelmaking, thin-slab casting and rolling technologies, and showcased innovative solutions for achieving green and sustainable steel production. Participants included industry leaders, experts, and representatives from steel companies, emphasizing the collective commitment to advancing environmentally friendly practices in the steel industry.

Read more about Electric Steelmaking.

STEEL TECH Seminar – Kolkata, India

October 16, 2023

STEEL TECH organized a seminar in Kolkata, India, focused on "Strategies for Sustainable Growth and Profit Maximization for Steel Plants." Approximately 100 delegates from the iron and steel industry, academic institutes, R&D labs, and bureaucrats attended. Our representatives participated in a panel discussion on the future readiness of the steel industry, and presented a paper on "endless Hot Rolled Coils (eHRC) from Arvedi ESP". 

Read more about Arvedi ESP.

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The 12th China International Steel Conference – Shanghai, China

October 14-15, 2023

The steel congress in Shanghai featured discussions on green steel and sustainability in the global metals industry. CEO Satoru Iijima and Tomislav Koledic, Head of Primetals Technologies China, discussed approaches to green steel, CO2 emissions, decarbonization, automation, and sustainable metals production.The event was visited by almost 500 participants from the World Steel Association and from Chinese and International companies.

Read more about Decarbonization.

AIST European Steel Forum – Leoben, Austria

October 17-19, 2023

The event sponsered by the Assciation for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) brought together around 200 attendees, with a majority originating from Europe, and others joining from all over the world to discuss technology adoption, sustainability, and workforce development. The conference put a spotlight on carbon-neutral steelmaking, energy optimization, digitalization, and innovative plant design, facilitating candid conversations about industry challenges and forward-thinking workforce strategies, such as digital innovation within the iron and steel sector. Head of Green Steel, Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, and Vice President of Converter Steelmaking, Gerald Wimmer, participated in panels to represent ours efforts in reforming the steel industry.

Read more about Green Steel.

The 5th Symposium on Iron Ore Pelletizing and its Sustainable Development – Quebec, Canada

September 24-27, 2023

The 5th Corem Symposium was visited by more than 280 specialists from over 21 countries in the mining and pelletizing sector. During the event, our process specialist Hans-Jörg Baumgartner delivered a presentation on "Evaluation, simulation & testing of pellet-based steel production routes in the light of transformation of the iron industry" which received significant attention from the audience. In addition to the presentation, the booth served as a central hub for engaging discussions with our valued customers and industry partners. 

Read more about Pelletizing Technology.

Future Steel Forum 2023 – Vienna, Austria

September 20-21, 2023

Kurt Herzog, Head of Industry 4.0, and Dieter Bettinger, Product Manager for Ironmaking Automation, take the stage at the prestigious Future Steel Forum in Vienna, Austria. This exclusive event, hosted by Steel Times International, spotlights cutting-edge developments in the steel industry. Amidst the conference's prominent theme centered around artificial intelligence, Herzog and Bettinger delve into the challenges linked with implementing AI-driven decision-making processes within steel manufacturing facilities.

Read more about Metals Intelligence.

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Conference on Technology, Market & Applications for Long Products – Kolkata, India

August 18, 2023

Around 150 delegates from the Ministry of Steel, Iron and Steel industry, relevant academic institutes and R&D labs participated in the conference on “Technology, Market & Applications for Long Products” organized in Taj Vivanta, Kolkata to exchange opinions. Multiple highly interesting presentations were held among them the unveiling of our papers on “Hybrid Fine Grain Rolling” and “High-Speed Rebar Mill” which were also very well received by the audience.

Read more about Hot Rolling Long.

ABM Week 2023 – São Paulo, Brazil

August 1-3, 2023

This year's Brazilian Association of Metallurgy, Materials and Mining (ABM) Week marked a historic milestone with over 2500 participants, including industry executives, professionals, students, researchers, and experts coming together to exchange valuable information about the steel industry. This event stands as the foremost technical and scientific gathering in Latin America dedicated to metallurgy, materials, and mining. Throughout the conference, visitors witnessed the delivery of more than 570 presentations, facilitating valuable technological exchange and promoting industrial development.

Read more about Steelmaking.

Aluminium China 2023 – Shanghai, China

July 5-7, 2023

With over 26,000 visitors from 70 different countries, this outstanding event in Shanghai brought together the global aluminium industry. The key message of the event, "Pioneers in Aluminium Rolling Technologies," resonated throughout the exhibition and presentations. Aluminium China 2023 was a remarkable event, where we had the privilege of showcasing our expertise in aluminium hot mills, aluminium cold mills, and aluminium foil mills through engaging presentations and films.

Read more about Non Ferrous Rolling.

Global Steel Dynamics Forum – New York, U.S.A.

June 26-28, 2023

World Steel Dynamics and the AIST - Association for Iron & Steel Technology have partnered to present the Global Steel Dynamics Forum. This event was dedicated to industry dynamics, critical insights, and essential strategic outlooks. In a panel entitled "Steel plant concepts for 2030 and beyond," our global Chief Strategy Officer, Aashish Gupta, delivered a presentation and participated in a moderated question and answer session. The discussion covered several topics, including the transition to Green Steel, the role of EAF production in reducing carbon emissions and smelting technology.

Read more about Green Steel.

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METEC & ESTAD 2023 – Düsseldorf, Germany

June 12-26, 2023

After four long years, Primetals Technologies returned to Düsseldorf at METEC 2023 and the 6th ESTAD. At METEC 2023, the focus remained on four key topics: Green Steel, Automation and Digital Plants, Asset Optimization, and Strategic Development. At METEC, visitors could experience our technologies in a unique 3D Showroom, get hands-on with experts in the Orange Lab, featuring the Central Operations Cockpit, and hear discussions with industry leaders and experts at the Green Lounge. Meanwhile, at ESTAD,  Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, Head of Green Steel, spoke in a keynote address about "Climate Neutral Steelmaking." After that, specialists from Primetals Technologies presented no fewer than 46 papers on the latest technological innovations and solutions redefining the metals industry. 

Read more about METEC 2023.

SEAISI 2023 – Manila, Philippines

May 22-25, 2023

This year the South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) held their informative conference in Manila, Philippines. Around 500 experts from 24 countries attended this meeting to participate in knowledge exchange and expand their networks. More than 70 presentations were discussing the newest trends and developments in the steel industry. At our booth, information and news were shared and potential future projects were discussed with interested visitors.

Read more about Steelmaking

AISTech 2023 – Detroit, U.S.A.

May 8-10, 2023

This thrilling event brought together over 7000 attendees who were eager to witness multiple technical presentations presented by Primetals Technologies. The exhibits at the Primetals Technologies booth featured cutting-edge technologies such as TPQC and ALEX for quality control and automation, m.space and MAT for optimized material tracking, and the Digital Caliper for precise measurements. However, the highlight of the event was the Arvedi ESP 3-D printed model and simulator, providing an immersive experience of this revolutionary process.

Read more about Arvedi ESP

International Iron Ore Conference 2023 – Stockholm, Sweden

May 3-5, 2023

The event took place in Stockholm and has brought together iron ore miners, pellet producers, consumers, as well as trading companies to discuss the greening of the steel industry and meet prospective customers. In total there were 120-150 participants, including Mr. Bernhard Hiebl, Head of Technology Benefication, Agglomeration and Direct Reduction, participated in the panel discussion “Iron Ore pellets: A Route to Decarbonization”.

Read more about Agglomeration

European Green Steel Summit 2023 – Frankfurt, Germany

March 22-23, 2023

"How to Build a Holistic Green Steel Industry" was the discussion topic that brought together 300 participants covering the whole range of the steel value chain. The Head of Green Steel and CTO Upstream, Alexander Fleischanderl, presented our company in the panel to discuss how to use emerging technologies of Green Steel. The increasing demand for green steelmaking has highlighted the importance of adapting low-carbon steel production routes to stay ahead of the game.

Read more about Green Steel.

Tata Steel Environment Management 7th International Annual Meet +EMPACT – Kolkata, India

March 16, 2023

The theme for this year's meet was "Rise to Resilience". In this event, government research institutes and the council related to energy, environment and climate resilience as well as technology and equipment suppliers presented some highly interesting papers. On invitation from Tata Steel, Biswadeep Bhattacharjee, Vice President Sales & Head of Green Steel India represented Primetals Technologies and showed Green Solutions for decarbonising steel and iron ore agglomeration. 

Read more about Decarbonization.

Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry 2023 – Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

March 7–8, 2023

Organized by the Digitalization Applications Technology Committee of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), this conference attracted more than 130 experts to discuss the steel industry’s digital transformation journey. Anil Kanagala served as a Session Chair and represented our company during the Expert Panel Discussion. The panel addressed the current state of technology underlying the digital transformation of the steel industry as well as the digital transformations governance and organizational change management. The panelists also emphasized that the future includes OEMs playing an important role as the steel industry evolves in a more digital direction.

Read more about our Digitalization.

International Conference on Sintering & Pelletizing 2023 – Jamshedpur, India

January 18-19, 2023

Around 230 delegates from the Iron & Steel Industry, relevant academic institutes and R&D lab participated in the conference that was organized by Tata Steel in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Metals - Jamshedpur Chapter, and the Pellet Manufacturers Association of India. Several theses were presented on Sintering and Pelletizing during the 2 days of the event, among them our paper on “Enhanced Sinter raw mix and Product control combined with solid fuel and Emission Freight reduction”.

Read more about our technologies on Agglomeration.

MEIS 2022 – Dubai, U.A.E.

December 12-14, 2022

More than 900 visitors attended the annual Middle East Iron & Steel (MEIS) Conference 2022 in Dubai. MEIS is the largest annual meeting of the iron and steel industry in the MENA region. With three days of unbeatable content – delivered by senior and respected regional executives – covering raw materials dynamics, iron and steel production fundamentals, and consumption drivers in the Middle East and North African countries. Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, Head of Green Steel at Primetals Technologies, took part in the panel discussion about "Steel technology Innovation" and did a presentation on "The steel industry and climate change". 

Read more about Green Steel

Technology Day on Green Steel – Jamshedpur, India

December 9, 2022

In cooperation with Tata Steel, the "Technology Day on Green Steel" took place on December 9, 2022 in Jamshedpur, India. Over 40 delegates including Senior Management participated in the day-long session. The morning was all about the global situation, trends, pathways and roadblocks for the Green Steel transformation. In the afternoon different approaches were discussed on the case specific scenario for transforming integrated plants like the Tata Steel Jamshedpur.

Read more about Green Steel.

Seminar 'Green Steelmaking' – Kolkata, India

October 21, 2022

Around 120 delegates from Iron & Steel Industry, relevant academic institutes, and labs participated in the seminar to exchange their view on the focus topic of the event Sustainable Technology for Indian Steel Industry & Sourcing of Steel Plant Equipment in India. Various papers were presented in different sessions – such as Adopting latest technologies to remain cost competitive & sustainable. 
It was a pleasure to participate in this highly engaging convention. Thank you to the organizer Steel Tech for making this possible.

Read more about Green Steel.

Aluminium 2022 – Duesseldorf, Germany

September 27-29, 2022

After a four-year break, we returned to Duesseldorf and the World’s leading Aluminum trade fair Aluminium 2022. Despite some travel restrictions still being in place the show exceeded many expectations and was exceptionally well attended with over 20,000 trade visitors from 100 nations. The demonstration rig of the Air Bearing ShapeMeter (ABSM) connected to a Primetals Technologies Technical Control System (TCS), as well as the presentation of the full-scale Edgewipe display unit were very popular attractions and talking points for visitors. The event was a great opportunity to once again meeting customers face-to-face. It was a pleasure to participate and we are looking forward to returning in 2024.

Read more about Alumiunium 2022.

Stainless & Special Steel Conference – Hamburg, Germany

September 20-22, 2022

More than 300 visitors came together in Hamburg to discuss the burning topic of the industry: More sustainable steel. Emerging questions like how to decrease energy consumption with short term measures, how to reduce CO2 emissions with the right scrap composition for EAF premelts, and the recycling of by-products attracted many participants to the panel discussion as well as to the presentation held by Bernhard Voraberger, Head of Technology Steelmaking.

A big thank you to all the participants for the engaging discussions and a special thanks to the host SMR for the organization.

Read more about Green Steel.

8th ECIC & ICSTI – Bremen, Germany

August 29-September 2, 2022

For the first time, the 8th European Coke and Ironmaking Congress (ECIC) and the 9th International Conference on Science and Technology of Ironmaking (ICSTI) took place together in Bremen, Germany. While highlighting the latest technologies in cokemaking, sintering, pelletizing, and ironmaking, a clear focus on the future of the blast furnace and a transition toward direct reduction emerged with with an emphasis on eco-friendly production in many of the 114 talks. Presentations from Primetals Technologies included a keynote speech from Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl and papers from 7 other experts, covering the hot topics related to ironmaking.

Read more about Decarbonization.

ABM Week 6 edition – São Paulo, Brazil

June 7-9, 2022

After a two-year break, we returned to Latin America’s largest technical and scientific event in the fields of metallurgy, materials, and mining. Our experts engaged in discussions after they held their technical presentations e. g. about product quality at continuous casting using XXL bearing units or a best practice example of equipment and process innovations already incorporated into the new mill design of our Chinese customer YongXing Special Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. Additionally, our innovators Franz Kolmbauer and Bojan Jozic exchanged knowledge and opinions at the round tables. 

Read more about ABM week 2022.

Steel Success Strategies 2022 – Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

June 5-7, 2022

More than 300 leaders from across the steel industry participated in the event that features keynote speeches and panel discussions about topics including global steel markets, trade, and raw materials pricing. Like last year, the major theme centered on the efforts of steel producers to transition to zero-carbon production. Primetals Technologies’ Joerg Buttler, Senior Director – Mechanical Business – Upstream US, participated in one of the 2 panels about decarbonization. In a speech titled “Decarbonizing Strategies for the Steel Industry to Meet Net-zero by Mid-century,” Mr. Buttler reviewed steel producer CO2 reduction targets as well as the main considerations for reducing carbon emissions.

Read more about Decarbonization.


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EFRS'08 – İzmir, Turkey

May 26-27, 2022

Over 1.800 participants visited the 8th International Iron and Steel Symposium where 4 panel discussions, 7 interactive sessions, 26 oral presentations and 69 poster presentations engaged the visitors to step into conversation. In keeping with the event’s motto “New Horizons”, the main focus was on Green Steel and Digitalization. In the Panel Discussion “Zero Carbon”, where Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl participated, but also in the presentations from Deniz Çatan and Dieter Bettinger, it could be seen that the participation and the degree of people participating from the integrated iron- and steelworks increased significantly compared to previous EFRS symposiums. We want to quote one of our customers when thanking the host for making this great event possible: It was “just awesome”.

Read more about EFRS 2022.

AISTech 2022 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

May 16-18, 2022

AISTech 2022 returned to Pittsburgh more successful than ever. This year 8.068 visitors attended the fair to get to know more about the header topics Decarbonization and Digitalization. At the Primetals Technologies booth, which measured 100ft2, experts from all over the world exchanged knowledge and informed themselves about the latest technology trends such as low-carbon steel production, advanced process optimization, and the digitalization of all production-related processes. Thank you for coming to our booth and enriching this fair with great conversations. We would also like to thank the audience of our 16 presentations, who showed great interest in the different sessions, and the host, the AIST, for enabling to bring back this great event.

Read more about Decarbonization and Digitalization.

PIONEERS TALK “How crafted scrap supports the production of quality steel and reduces CO2” – Live on LinkedIn

May 3, 2022

More than 110 steel experts from Canada to India attended this live-streamed expert interview on LinkedIn. Heiner Guschall, CEO of SICON Germany, and Andreas Melcher, Scrap Yard Automation Expert at Primetals Technologies, shared insights how “crafted scrap” enables the production of high-quality steel and reduces CO2 emissions, how “conventional scrap” can be converted into “crafted scrap”, and how essential the automation of production and logistics processes is in a steel factory. The moderator Christoph Stangl, Marketing Manager EA at Primetals Technologies, handed over questions from the participants to the two speakers. We would like to thank all participants for their interest and their ambitious engagement. This was by far the most successful live-streamed PIONEERS TALK so far – and more will come.

Read more about the scrap yard digitalization project at SICON.

Digital Transformation in Steel Manufacturing – Burnpur, India

December 10-11, 2021

The conclave on Digital Transformation in Steel Manufacturing in Burnpur, West Bengal was a great success. Around 300 visitors participated in this great event to discuss how to leverage digital transformation in the steel industry for value maximization. Delegates from some of the major steel plants in India, as well as premiere technological and research institutes/ consultants, plant builders/technology suppliers and equipment manufacturers/integrators/startups attended the conclave. In only 2 days 35 papers were presented, among these “Applied Digitization in BOF Steel Meltshop” from Primetals Technologies.  A big thank you goes to the organizer SAIL, IISCO Steel Plant for hosting this great event. It was a pleasure to participate.

Read about digitalizing your steel plant.

Middle East Iron & Steel Conference – Dubai, U.A.E

December 6-8, 2021

Primetals Technologies presented its portfolio at the Middle East Iron and Steel (MEIS) in Dubai. Organized as hybrid event visitors had the opportunity to meet in person or participate virtually. Many customers seized the chance to personally meet with the experts from Primetals Technologies at MEIS 2021. "Our motto – green steel for a zero-carbon world – proved to be a real icebreaker and many visitors wanted to learn more about our decarbonization solutions," explains Andreas Rathhuber, Head of Sales Middle East & Africa (SM MEA). Accordingly, Alexander Fleischanderl, Technology Officer Upstream, presented the latest developments in green steel at the "Steel Technology Innovation Workshop" and during the panel "Sustainability and Mitigation of Carbon Emissions".

Read more about Decarbonization.

10th Austria Connect Gulf Conference & Austrian National Day – Dubai, U.A.E.

Primetals Technologies joined the celebration of the successful business relationship between Austria and the U.A.E. region at the 10th Austria Connect Gulf Conference combined with the Austrian National Day as gold sponsor. Top-level representatives of the Austrian government as well as leading Austrian businesses, high-ranking U.A.E. officials, key decision makers from the Gulf Cooperation Council, and senior business partners attended the event. Primetals Technologies had the honor of being part of the jubilee book "Austria and the United Arab Emirates – 45 Year of Partnership" highlighting the long history of close cooperation between both countries and their successful projects in the region.

Read more about the 10th Austrian Gulf Conference & National Day.

Steel Success Strategies 2021 – Florida, U.S.A.

November 7-9, 2021

Hundreds of leaders from across the steel industry gathered in Miami, Florida, for the Steel Success Strategies conference at the beginning of November. Through keynote speeches and panel discussions, attendees learned about topics ranging from global steel markets and trade to raw materials pricing and technology breakthroughs. This year, decarbonization was the main technology theme. Primetals Technologies brought tremendous value to this topic with a speech by Aashish Gupta, Executive VP and Head of Upstream business. In the Key Technologies for Industry Sustainability panel discussion, his presentation “Decarbonizing the Steel Industry” covered the main drivers of decarbonization. He also used several technologies from the Primetals Technologies decarbonization portfolio as examples that support the steel industry’s continued efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Read more about Decarbonization.

ISRS'2021 – Iskenderun, Turkey  

September 23-24, 2021

The International Steel Rolling Symposium took place for the first time in the Anemon Hotel in Iskenderun, Turkey and attracted more than 1.000 iron and steel professionals. During the excellent cocktail and gala dinner metals experts could exchange knowledge and establish new contacts in the industry. Aside from Digitalization, the Primetals Technologies´ Centers of Competence (COCs) also debated different mill types such as Pair Cross Mills, Bar and Wire Rod Mills. In addition, Primetals Technologies employees discussed the digitalization, technology, and service portfolio with interested visitors. Thank you to the Chamber of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers for hosting this great event.

Read more about Digitalization.

Aluminum USA 2021 – Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

August 31-September 2, 2021

Every two years, end-users, producers, suppliers, and other industry professionals attend Aluminum USA to learn more about the latest trends and technologies for aluminum production, processing, and finishing. Numerous visitors to the Primetals Technologies booth asked about the Edgewipe display unit and discovered how this technology removes excess coolant fluid from the extreme vertical edges of aluminum strip. Attendees also saw a simulation of EdgeMon software and learned how it manages side trimming inspection to improve edge quality on both sides of the strip. Additionally, a display showing a cut-away view of an ISV spray bar provided a more thorough understanding of the coolant spray system installed in more than 350 plants worldwide.

Read more about Aluminium USA 2021.

5th ESTAD – Hybrid event: Stockholm, Sweden & Virtual  

August 30-September 2, 2021

The fifth ESTAD took place in Stockholm Sweden, where it got visited by more than 100 on-site-attendees. Further, 300 visitors participated in the event virtually. Primetals Technologies prepared 20 pre-recorded videos featuring topics like Decarbonization, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In addition, Alexander Fleischanderl, Head of Eco Solutions, delivered a presentation on „Decarbonizing steel - a global perspective“, and was available to engage in live dialog with visitors.

Read more about the 5th ESTAD.

AISTech – Hybrid event: Nashville, U.S.A. & Virtual

June 29-July 1, 2021

Approximately 4.000 visitors attended AISTech 2021. For the first time, a virtual platform was offered additionally and visited by more than 1.000 online attendees. Although the numbers of visitors were only about half the usual amount due to the pandemic, the event was a great success. Another highlight was the award ceremony of the 2021 James Farrington Award. Congratulations to Tim Burttram of Big River Steel, and Hiranya Pathak and Ramesh Khajjayam of Primetals Technologies. Their thesis titled “Digital Substations and Process Bus for Steel Mills – Overview and Quantitative Assessment” was judged by the AIST Electrical Applications Technology Committee to be the best technical paper submitted for technical sessions or specialty conferences held throughout the year. This is the second year in a row that authors from Primetals Technologies have won this award.

Read more about AISTech 2021.

Gerdau Powwow "EAF Control & Safety" – Virtual event

April 27, 2021

Electric steelmaking experts from different locations of Gerdau in Latin America and from Primetals Technologies virtually met in the Primetals Technologies Virtual Conference Center (VCC) to discuss how to improve EAF control and safety. The event offered inspiring keynote presentations and live demonstrations of state-of-the-art automation solutions at virtual booths at the “EAF Lab”. During networking breaks, participants could socialize with their avatars – like in a “Powwow” held by many North American indigenous communities. More Powwows will be organized by Gerdau and Primetals Technologies complementing their strategic partnership, which was signed at METEC in 2019.

Read more about the strategic partnership of Gerdau and Primetals Technologies.


International Steel Symposium – Virtual event

April 15-16, 2021

Visited by more than 1.800 iron & steel professionals, ISS, the first digital symposium by the Chamber of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers in Turkey, was a great success. The digital booths of every exhibitor were visited by at least 600 users and provided excellent networking opportunities by facilitating direct communication and networking opportunities. Primetals Technologies’ participation not only included the display of its comprehensive digitalization, technology, product and service portfolio at the booth, but also two presentations by our experts Thomas Steinparzer and Can Ergun. 

Read more about ISS 2021.

Pioneers Connect 21 – Virtual event

April 13-14, 2021

Many metals industry professionals have two things at the top of their mind these days: sustainable production and digital transformation. This is why Primetals Technologies put the two topics at the center of its first self-hosted virtual conference: Pioneers Connect 21. Two parallel conference tracks featured expert presentations, panel discussions, and a virtual plant tour — while offering plenty of opportunity for networking and chatting among peers in the industry.

Watch the entire conference program on-demand.

Electric Steelmaking Process Optimization User Conference – Virtual event

February 2-4, 2021

With the help of the brand-new Primetals Technologies Virtual Conference Center (VCC) – a communication, collaboration and co-creation space for the metals industry - the very first “Electric Steelmaking Process Optimization User Conference” took place to discuss the future of electric steelmaking. The program was divided into keynotes and presentations as well as interactive sessions such as the “Optimization Lab” and the “EAF World Café”, making full use of the features provided by the VCC. Despite the conference being a virtual event, the participants were able to socialize and chat by having their avatars sit down between and after presentations in specially designed networking spaces.

Read more about Electric Steelmaking.

Customer Connect Program – New Delhi, India

February 27, 2020

As an interactive and knowledge sharing symposium, the Customer Connect Program allowed our technology experts to share their know-how with attending customers and consultants. A 3D demonstration of EAF Quantum technology, presented by Mr. Martin Selzer, provided insights into a real-life project and an extensive view of a plant in operation. Further topics included New Generation Billet Caster, Smart Solutions for Small Capacity Rebar Mills, WinLink Solution and Metallurgical Services for Long Rolling.

Read more about the event here

Read more about EAF Quantum.

Digitals Metals AI Hackathon – Vienna, Austria

January 16-17, 2020

More than a dozen teams from all over Europe competed in the Digital Metals AI Hackathon on four use cases contributed by Primetals Technologies and Voestalpine. Organized by Pioneers, the goal of the event was to develop innovative solutions for the topics Digital Twin Interaction & Visualization, AI-based Information Crawler, Automatic Generation of Requisitions, and Measuring Steel Pieces with a Mobil App. The teams of LocLabs (for VR & AR applications for metal production) and thinkers.ai (for crawling technology for technology scouting) each took home €3000 in prize money as winners of the Hackathon in the Primetals Technologies categories.  

Read more about Digitalization.

23rd Middle East Iron and Steel Conference – Dubai, U.A.E.

December 9 - 11, 2019

The largest annual meeting of the steel industry in the Middle East featured 750 attendees from 351 companies representing 37 countries. Primetals Technologies participated with a pre-conference workshop centered around topics like digitalization and services in the iron & steel production, the trade-off between EAF and IF, producing API grades in flat rolling mills and more, a panel discussion on technology and innovation developments, and a technology presentation on the minimill flat of the future. Additionally, a team of experts was available to visitors for answering questions and providing further information about our comprehensive technology, modernization, product and service portfolio in one-on-one sessions.

Read more about the 23rd Middle East Iron and Steel Conference.

Technology Day – Moscow, Russia

November 13, 2019

Primetals Technologies organized a conference dedicated to Industry 4.0 solutions for 50 invited top customers during Metal-Expo 2019 in Moscow, Russia. The main target was to discuss the digital transformation of the steel industry and the possibilities of switching to smart production. Taking place at the Metal-Expo 2019, the agenda not only included topics on digitalization, but also Metals Orchestra, Smart Solutions and the latest developments for Endless Strip Production. To top of the event, Primetals Technologies and CROC signed a strategic partnership in order to jointly develop solutions and special products for the digitalization of the metals industry.

Read more about Metals Orchestra.

Metal-Expo 2019 – Moscow, Russia

November 12 - 15, 2019

The most important annual trade fair for metals and mining in Russia took place for the 25th time. Primetals Technologies participated for the third time since 2017 and was able to present its extensive product and service portfolio to more than 28000 visitors from Russia and all around the world. More than 60 events such as seminars, conferences, roundtables and master classes were held during the four-day exhibition, focusing on production processes and technologies as well as scientific and technical developments in the field of metal processing.

Read more about Steelmaking.

Alacero-60 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 11 - 13, 2019

This year, one of the most important events for the Metals business in Latin America, Alacero-60, took place in Buenos Aires at Hotel Hilton. Attended by more than 600 participants and more than 200 companies, Primetals Technologies used the opportunity to meet new and existing business partners and present its newest technologies and innovations. During the event 17 presentations were held, including topics like Global Steel Industry and its Inputs, Industry 4.0, and Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about our Innovation process.

FHS Technology Day – Ha Tinh, Vietnam

October 30, 2019

More than 110 delegates from Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation visited this event organized by Primetals Technologies in Ha Tinh, Vietnam. At the workshop, attendees were able to gain comprehensive understanding of Primetals Technologies' latest innovations, technologies and performance covering diverse topics such as Ironmaking, Continuous Casting, ECO Solutions and many more, which can be considered for future expansion projects. Moreover, this event also offered a forum for best practices, technology sharing and answers to customer issues related to current operation and production.

Read more about ECO Solutions.

Hyundai Steel Tech Show – Dangjin, South Korea

October 22 - 24, 2019

Under the slogan “Technology, One Way to Success” the Hyundai Steel Tech Show promoted outstanding technologies in Dangjin, South Korea. The three-day event provided Primetals Technologies, invited as VIP member of the opening ceremony, with the opportunity to introduce key developments and innovations focused on Digitalization – Industry 4.0 to 5000 visitors, including the CEO of Hyundai Steel, Tong-Il An. Various auxiliary events such as technical seminars, purchase counseling sessions and a tour of the Dangjin steel mill complemented the program.

Read more about Digitalization.

2019 Midrex Operation Seminar in Dublin

October 14 - 17, 2019

Together with more than 100 attendees, Primetals Technologies was invited as sponsor and participant to the 2019 Midrex Operation Seminar to provide first-hand expertise to attending plant operators. At the event, Mr. Johannes Rothberger delivered a very well-received presentation on “Improving efficiency and effectiveness” with key topics such as Product Quality Conservation System and Waste Heat Recovery System for Top Gas and Reformer Flue Gas. Each year, Midrex organizes the week-long event for plant operators to meet with their counterparts and to interact and share their experience with engineers and technologists.

Watch this to learn more about the largest Midrex plant in the world.

Customer Day by Primetals Technologies – Savigneux, France

October 10, 2019

Under the slogan “Products of the Future” Primetals Technologies organized a Customer Day at its workshop in Savigneux, France. After the opening address by Alfred Piesinger, CEO of Primetals Technologies , customers from fifteen different companies and seven countries had the opportunity to learn more about our latest key production equipment for Cold Rolling and Strip Processing Lines. Other presentations provided insight into Product Lifecycle through Services and products for a new generation of steel.

Additionally, the attendees took a close look at our latest products and technologies displayed at specifically prepared stands and various machines from Primetals Technologies France’s products portfolio including the new LW21H Heavy Laser Welder. There the customers were able to exchange thoughts with our attending experts, specialists and product managers about requirements and needs as well as the most recent developments and solutions.

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ABM Week 2019 – São Paulo, Brazil

October 1 - 4, 2019

Latin America’s largest event in the fields of metallurgy, materials, and mining, ABM Week 2019 attracted a record number of attendees with 1800 in São Paulo, Brazil. Primetals Technologies had the opportunity to present 15 papers and host a round table on “Robotics applied to the Mining and Metallurgical Industry.” Mr. Martin Hirschmanner, Head of Mechatronics in Linz, acted as keynote speaker for an audience of 200 visitors and invited them to visit the booth to discuss technologies in greater detail. During the event, which took place for the fifth time, Primetals Technologies gave the Automation and IT award to this year’s winning paper “Increased Maintenance Productivity at ArcelorMittal Tubarão” written by Alexandre Vellozo Santos, Antonio Carlos de Aguiar Gagno, Fabio Feu Rosa Valente and Igor Borlot Borba.

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EFRS2019 International Iron & Steel Symposium – Izmir, Turkey

September 26 - 27, 2019

The EFRS 2019 International Iron & Steel Symposium took place for the seventh time at Tepekule Congress & Exhibition Centre in Izmir, Turkey. Organized by the Chamber of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers, the fair focused on topics such as Digitalization, Green Production Technologies, EAF Quantum, Arvedi ESP, and Bar & Wire Rod Mills and attracted more than 1250 visitors and 330 companies. Primetals Technologies joined the event as its main sponsor for the second consecutive time and shared the latest developments on several topics at its booth and in ten presentations, covering Mini Mills for Flat Products, Industry 4.0, Emission Comparison between conventional and shaft-based Electric Arc Furnaces and much more. Dr. Martin Fleischer, Managing Director of Primetals Technologies , participated as one of three speakers at the events’ opening panel, which discussed worldwide trends in the metal industry, sustainability, and the global iron and steel industry compared to local conditions in Turkey.

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Live-Presentation of Sinter Raw Mix Analyzer – Leoben, Austria

September 25, 2019

Several global plant operators had the chance to visit the sinter plant at voestalpine Stahl Donawitz in Leoben, Austria, and its newly developed Sinter Raw Mix Analyzer. The event was especially interesting to plant operators who wanted to optimize the productivity of their sinter plant and gain more flexibility in the selection of sinter raw materials - and the visitors were impressed by the benefits the Sinter Raw Mix Analyzer provides after seeing it first-hand. The robotic system was constructed by Primetals Technologies in close cooperation with voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH and Eirich Maschinenbau and follows a standardized and fully automated routine to analyze the sinter raw mix by taking sinter samples from the material discharge of the reciprocating belt conveyor.

Watch this to find out more about the Sinter Raw Mix Analyzer.

Aluminum USA 2019 – Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

September 11 - 13, 2019

This event is the only trade show and conference in the US to cover the entire value chain from upstream (mining, smelting) via midstream (casting, rolling, extrusions) to downstream (finishing, fabrication). More than 1,900 aluminum industry professionals attended it. Visitors to the Primetals Technologies booth learned about the benefits of in-line shape measurement with the Air Bearing Shapemeter. This display unit demonstrated the advantages of this technology, including its accuracy and modular design. Attendees could also see a Technical Conference presentation by David Parkin about the benefits of removing excess coolant fluid from the extreme vertical edges of the strip.

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Technology Day by Primetals Technologies at JSW Steel – Vijayanagar, India 

July 12, 2019

The program at the Technology Day was inaugurated by Rajashekhar Pattanasetty, President JSW Vijayanagar Works, Umesh Rai, Sr. VP (Steel & Mills) JSW Vijayanagar Works, Vishwanath Suryanarayan, Sr. VP (Steel Making) JSW Vijayanagar Works and Subodh Kunte, CFO & ED Primetals Technologies . 103 delegates from JSW Steel in Vijayanagar, Dolvi and Salem participated in the Technology Day. The interactive and knowledge sharing sessions at the event were presented by experts from Primetals Technologies who came from Linz, Stockton, Hiroshima, Mumbai and Kolkata. They bring the experience and knowledge which JSW Steel requires. Next to presentations about sustainability, environmentally friendly solutions, digitalization and automation, also summed up by the term "Industry 4.0," the topics focused on robotics and mechatronics, as well as developments in ironmaking, steelmaking and many more.

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Aluminium China 2019 – Shanghai, China  

July 10 - 12, 2019

As the largest Aluminium exhibition in China, this is a must-attend industry event, which once again lived up to expectations. The event provided Primetals Technologies with the opportunity for existing and potential customers to meet our knowledgeable staff and learn more about Primetals Technologies’ comprehensive product and service portfolio for the aluminium industry. At the booth visitors were able to enjoy several interactive exhibits including a full size, working Air Bearing Shapemeter (ABSM) which provides accurate on-line shape measurement of flat rolled sheet and foil materials. Also popular was a Virtual Reality mill tour which gave visitors the opportunity to experience up-close our 4 stand hot finishing mill. Another eye-catcher was the holographic display of our 6 hi cold mill technology.

Read more about Cold Rolling.

Technology Day by Primetals Technologies at Tata Steel – Jamshedpur, India  

July 9, 2019

This event, organized by Primetals Technologies, was attended by 70 delegates from Tata Steel Jamshedpur as well as Tata Steel BSL. In addition, 9 delegates from Jamshedpur Continuous Annealing & Processing Co. Private Limited participated in the Technology Day. The presentations were in line with Primetals Technologies’ latest focus areas such as sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions, the digitalization of all production-related processes, advanced automation as summed up by the term “Industry 4.0,” and many more. The sessions at the Technology Day were presented by technology experts from different locations of Primetals Technologies such as Linz, Stockton, Hiroshima, Mumbai and Kolkata. The experts have extensive knowledge in these fields which meets the specific requirements of Tata Steel. 

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Emerging Technologies in Blast Furnaces & its Auxiliary Systems – Ranchi, India 

June 28 - 29, 2019

This international conference was organized by TCASP in Ranchi, India. TCASP, standing for Technical Consultancy & Support Services Private Limited, is a new consulting group consisting of experienced professionals. Next to Primetals Technologies, SAIL CET, RDCIS, MECON and SAIL plants participated in the conference. During the event Partha Pratim Das presented a paper on the “Advantages and Disadvantages of the Installation of a 4th Stove within an existing Blast Furnace System” for Primetals Technologies. Overall, the conference provided a good outlook for the future of Ironmaking and the route that Blast Furnace Systems will take in the Indian steel industry.

Watch this to learn more about the Blast Furnace at Dragon Steel.

METEC 2019 – Düsseldorf, Germany 

June 25 - 29, 2019

Every four years, a “who’s who” of the metals industry gathers in Düsseldorf, Germany, for its most significant event: the METEC - International Metallurgical Trade Fair with Congresses. Thousands of visitors entered our booth in hall 4 each day to experience the Steel City, our interactive, animated object, which conveyed a detailed vision of the steel plant of the future. The Future Lab, a set of workstations manned with experts of various fields, attracted visitors interested in the specifics. And finally, the Pioneers Lounge proved to be a great venue for Primetals Technologies’ press briefing, as well as a host of talks and panel discussions. At the ESTAD 2019 conference, which runs alongside the trade fair, Primetals Technologies presented 46 papers

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7th World DRI & Pellet Congress – Dubai, U.A.E.

June 18 - 19, 2019

This yearly event in Dubai was very well attended with around 90 participants, all of them specialists in the field of pelletizing and direct reduction in the Middle East. One of the main discussions during this event was the increased iron ore and pellet price and the resulting effect on the producers of iron for which Primetals Technologies offers the suitable technical solutions. Besides being a sponsor of this event and having a booth, Primetals Technologies also held two presentations – one about the direct reduction called “Are your direct reduction plants fit for the future?“ by Johannes Rothberger and a speech about “Pelletizing technology at its prime” done by Christoph Aichinger. The response of the audience was very positive and a lot of technical discussions were held with our specialists afterwards at the booth.

Read more about Circular Pelletizing Technology and Direct Reduction Solutions.

Steel Success Strategies Conference 2019 – New York, U.S.A. 

June 17 - 19, 2019

Hundreds of leaders from across the global steel industry annually gather in New York City to make new contacts, strengthen existing relationships, and learn about the latest industry updates and insights. This year, expert panels presented and discussed issues including global steel markets, trade, raw materials pricing and technology breakthroughs. From Primetals Technologies, Dr. Thomas Pfatschbacher, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Casting, ESP & Rolling and Digitalization, participated in a panel discussion titled “Plant Designs: Innovation in Steel Manufacturing.” Dr. Pfatschbacher presented information about Arvedi ESP (Endless Strip Production) and the plant digitalization solution Through-Process Optimization. He explained how such innovations are helping steel producers remain competitive in a rapidly evolving market.

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SEAISI Conference and Exhibition – Bangkok, Thailand 

June 17 - 20, 2019

More than 540 delegates from 29 countries seized the opportunity to learn more about the latest trends and reliable technologies for steel production at this year's SEAISI Conference and Exhibition. Primetals Technologies introduced its comprehensive technology, product, and service portfolio to customers and other representatives of the global steel industry. The booth was well visited during the event and our stand team managed to strengthen existing business relationships but also to investigate further business opportunities. In addition, Alexander Fleischanderl presented the paper "Sustainable and competitive steelmaking will require transformation in several directions," Klaus Frauenhuber talked about the "Next Level Services: How new metals services in the age of Industry 4.0 will support industry transformation," and Carmelo Pante presented "The new plant for special steel long products at Hyundai Steel Company."

Read more about ECO Solutions and Lifecycle Services.

The Second Electric Steelmaking Forum – Beijing, China

May 24 - 25, 2019

Over 525 representatives from the government, steelmaking corporations, electric furnace manufacturers, research institutes, and media participated in the forum. Our experts held a presentation on the “Comparison of Emissions between Conventional and Shaft-Type EAFs” in the plenary session, where Hannes Beile presented the solutions for emission reduction and compared the emissions of different Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) types. Moreover, he also held a speech in the parallel sessions on high-efficient minimills.

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Key Technologies of Energy Saving and Emission Reduction of Sinter Plants – Wu Han, China

May 21 - 22, 2019

More than 100 representatives from local steel companies, research institutes, universities and related engineering companies participated in this 2019 National Symposium. Peter Puschitz from Primetals Technologies held a presentation on the sinter shaft cooler. In detail, he introduced the unique advantages of the new sinter shaft cooler solution, such as higher energy efficiency and significant environmental improvements.

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8th Made in Steel Conference and Exhibition – Rho, Italy

May 14 - 16, 2019

Held every other year, Made in Steel has grown to become the Southern Europe’s premier trade show dedicated to the steel supply chain. The title of the 8th edition was Steel Human - Sustainability and Innovation. More than 300 companies were represented at the exhibition and the number of participants topped 16,000. Primetals Technologies had its own booth designed and built on a 110 sqm footprint, with large monitors featuring project and image videos. A virtual reality unit was set up along with a demo station with OsciChecker and Billet Mold Checker (long / slab) devices. Italian-localized versions of Primetals Technologies’ Image and Metals Orchestra brochures had been prepared for the occasion and made available at the booth, where Primetals Technologies representatives greeted visitors, entertained existing and prospective customers and delivered some technical presentations.

Read more about the Future of Metals.

Berliner Konferenz Mineralische Nebenprodukte und Abfälle – Berlin, Germany 

May 13 - 14, 2019

This yearly conference is a major event for the German-speaking community for mineral by-products such as the steel, cement, and waste incineration industries and governmental organizations. About 350 participants joined this two day event. Primetals Technologies, together with its partners voestalpine and Loesche, was invited to hold a keynote lecture of one hour. The lecture held by Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl, Technology Officer & Head of ECO Solutions at Primetals Technologies, was focusing on innovations around the steel industry. The main points were the Blast Furnace Dry Slag Granulation, the ZEWA slag valorization approach and the mobilization of hydraulic active phases in BOF slags for the cement industry. 

Watch this to learn more about Dry Slag Granulation.

AISTech 2019 Conference and Exposition – Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

May 6 - 8, 2019

More than 8,000 metals industry professionals from 38 countries attended AISTech 2019 to learn about the latest trends in iron- and steel-making. At the technical conference, Primetals Technologies presented 30 papers on the pioneering technologies that are moving the metals industry forward. At the exposition, the Primetals Technologies booth featured a scale model of the Arvedi ESP (Endless Strip Production) line that will be supplied to the United States Steel Corporation for its Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Read more about the Arvedi ESP project.

15th Minisymposium Verfahrenstechnik – Leoben, Austria

April 29 - 30, 2019

With a long tradition and its aim to connect chemical engineers all over Austria, the Montanuniversity Leoben organized the 15th Minisymposium Verfahrenstechnik and invited Primetals Technologies to contribute by presenting its research work from academia. Dr. Thomas Steinparzer, Head of Technology & Innovation of ECO Solutions, started his presentation with a short overview of Primetals Technologies and then introduced our pioneering new technology Dry Sag Granulation on that recovers lost heat energy of blast furnace slag. In addition, Primetals Technologies also sponsored this conference and was present with a small booth on the first day of the conference.

Read more about Tapping Hot Slag for Energy.

International High-end Forum – Wu Han, China

April 23 - 25, 2019

2019 High-end international forum on near-net shape manufacturing technology, jointly organized by the Chinese Society for Metals, Hubei Society for Metals, China BaoWu Steel Group and Chinese Academy of Engineering, was successfully convened from April 23rd – 25th, 2019 in Wuhan. More than 300 experts and scholars from Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and domestic metallurgical industry attended the meeting, and focused on “Green Manufacturing and Ecological Development” to discuss near-net shape manufacturing technology represented by TSCR, thin strip casting and rolling. At the event, Mr. Andreas Jungbauer delivered a keynote speech “Arvedi ESP’s maturity Real Endless Strip Production” at the plenary session.

Read more about Green Steel.

Implementation of Industry Standard 4.0 in the Steel Industry – Ranchi, India

April 16, 2019

Nearly 100 delegates from various manufacturing and consulting companies in India participated in this workshop. The event was jointly organized by Primetals Technologies and MECON Limited, a government owned metals consultancy firm.  It was a significant opportunity for us to show the last developments on solutions for Smart Plants as well as share the Indian steel producers expertise and point of view about the future of the metallurgical industry. Our participation focused mainly on two topics: “The Digitalization of the Metals Industry” presented by Dr Peter Juza and “Through Process Optimization" presented by Dr Jan Friedemann Plaul. The audience showed their interest with active questions. The workshop concluded with a panel discussion among Primetals Technologies delegates and the Senior Management of MECON. We thank the representatives of MECON Limited, SAIL-ISP, Tata Steel, NISP (formerly NMDC), and customers who participated and contributed in creating  the future of metals with us!

Read more about Digitalization and Through Process Optimization.

Prolong 2019 – Vizag, India

April 4 - 5, 2019

The Seminar Technological Advancements and Development of New grades in Long Products – Prolong 2019 was successfully held in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh In India. The seminar was organised by  Indian Institue of Metals, Vizag Chpater in association with Visakhapatnam Steel Plant in Vizag, India. More than 90 representatives from more than 20 metallurgical enterprises gathered here to disseminate the recent advances in long products, examine the emerging technologies and new frontiers, innovation efforts and outcomes, as well as their implications for productivity in the long product segment. From Primetals Technologies,  Anup Gupta General Manager – Marketing - Electrics and Automation, Rolling Mills and Processing Lines presented a Technical Paper on - Rolling into the future by Digitalization of Long Rolling Control systems from Primetals Technologies. The following other Primetals Technologies employees participatedSharad Budhia – Senior Vice President – Metallurgical Services, N Balaji – Technical Sales, AP Ashokan – Senior Specialist General Manager Electrics & Automation Installation, DL Anand, Asst General Manager, MS.

Read more about Hot Rolling Long.

CCCME Annual Meeting – Hanzhong, China

March 30 - April 1, 2019

The Session Four of the Third China Chamber of Commerce for Metallurgical Enterprises was successfully held in Hanzhong, Shannxi  Province. More than 200 representatives from more than 80 metallurgical enterprises gathered here to focus on the current development situation of the iron and steel industry, exchange the experience of strengthening enterprise management, analyze the situation of metals market, and share the results of new technologies. At the conference, Mr. Chen Jian Zhong, senior sales manager of PTCN delivered a speech on “Arvedi ESP – Real Endless Strip Production”.

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22nd Middle East Iron and Steel Conference – Dubai, U.A.E.

December 10 - 12, 2018

Primetals Technologies joined this year’s grand regional iron and steel conference in Dubai as Gold sponsor and shared market developments and new technologies amongst 800 professionals from the industry. Our complimentary pre-conference workshop enjoyed a very good attendance with around 100 visitors and covered our innovative solutions like ESP, smart products for rolling mills, predictive maintenance, eServices and intelligent meltshop automation. Primetals Technologies also participated in a panel discussion about “Technology and Innovation Developments”, hold a technical presentation about “Automated Steelmaking 4.0” and was present with a booth.

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Primetals Technologies Symposium 2018 – Xiamen, China

November 28 - 30, 2018

Primetals Technologies Symposium 2018 was successfully convened at Seaview Resort hotel in Xiamen, China. More than 100 customer representatives, industry experts were invited to attend, and enjoyed the great event together. Twelve presentations were given by experts from Primetals Technologies and a broad range of important topics and technical developments in the world of iron and steel making were discussed during the symposium. These solutions fully demonstrate Primetals Technologies' strong innovation capabilities in metallurgical technology and help our customers to continue to create the future.

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VAiron BF Process Optimization – Linz, Austria

November 21 - 22, 2018

The first Primetals Technologies user conference on VAiron blast furnace process optimization was held in Linz this year. 17 blast furnace specialists from companies using the VAiron blast furnace process optimization system (Level 2 automation) participated in the meeting: Process specialists, automation experts, blast furnace and ironmaking managers. Target of the meeting was to collect feedback how our process optimization system is used in the different plants and to jointly develop ideas for improvement of the system.

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National Metallurgists' Day and Annual Technical Meeting 2018 – Kolkata, India

November 14 - 16, 2018

In mid-November Primetals Technologies participated in the 56th National Metallurgists' Day (NMD) and the 72nd Annual Technical Meeting (ATM) in Kolkata, India. NMD-ATM is an annual mega event of the Indian Institute of Metals where metallurgists and material engineers from the industry and academia participate and share their experience of various aspects of metallurgical and materials engineering.  Primetals Technologies’ CEO Satoru Iijima together with colleagues from Europe and India participated in the event. Primetals Technologies presented two technical papers featuring the topics “Metals Orchestra - Instruments for the Digital Era of Steel” and “Blast furnace modernization and rebuild – Solutions from Primetals Technologies”. In addition, two e-posters introduced the “Latest Improvements in Shaft Based Scrap Preheating Furnaces (Quantum)” and “WGR and MEROS system – Integrated state of the art sinter gas cleaning” in the event.

Read more about Blast Furnace.


Metal-Expo 2018 – Moscow, Russia

November 13 - 16, 2018

The Metal-Expo 2018 – 24th Industrial Exhibition is an important event for the Russian and CIS Steel Industry and its related business fields. All leading Russian Steel companies as well as steel products manufacturers and equipment suppliers from Russia, Europe and Asia exhibited on the fairgrounds in Moscow. Primetals Technologies participated at the Metal-Expo for the 2nd time since 2017 as this fair is an excellent platform to meet Top Level management and decision-makers. Main topics of discussion were general Russian and global market trends and new project ideas which are mainly driven by the good financial results of the Russian steel industry in 2017/18.

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China International Import Expo – Shanghai, China

November 5 - 10, 2018

With the theme of “Pioneers at heart”,  Primetals Technologies participated in the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai. During the fair, guests from government, customers, business partners and media were invited to visit Primetals Technologies’ booth for a friendly exchange of their perspectives on the hot topics in the metal industry and to explore business opportunities. With Mill 360°, visitors could experience the latest technologies and reference plants in a 360-degree virtual-reality environment.

Read more about The Future Of Metals.


Alacero-59 – Cartagena, Colombia

November 5 - 7, 2018

The main theme discussed throughout the Alacero-59 Congress was the concern about increased imports and declining exports in the region, despite the prospect of ending 2018 growing slightly in crude steel production in Latin America in comparison to 2017. Among the topics discussed in the Congress are the challenges and opportunities of automation. Rizwan Janjua, Chief Technology Officer from World Steel, shared the advantages of industry 4.0 and reflected about things that cannot be automated, such as human skills: critical thinking and creativity.

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Hyundai Steel – Dangjin, Korea

October 17 - 18, 2018

The 2nd Tech Forum together with Hyundai Steel, 2nd steel player in S. Korea, was held at Hyundai Steel Dangjin works R&D center in October. At the Tech Forum Primetals Technologies presented the latest developed solutions in all portfolios and specially Primetals Technologies’ Digitalization to Hyundai Steel researchers and operators in the following areas: “Iron making, BOF steel making, Electric steel making, Continuous casting, Hot rolling, cold rolling, Processing line and Industrie 4.0” at the first day of event. On second day, Hyundai Steel and Primetals discussed the current operation and facilities status in-depth and shared the vision to be a strategic partner in the area of iron & steel production.

Read more about Eletric Steekmaking.


8th European Oxygen Steelmaking Conference (EOSC) – Taranto, Italy

October 10 - 12, 2018

The European Oxygen Steelmaking Conference (EOSC) series is organized in turn by one of the European Metallurgical Societies and Associations. This year’s conference was organized in Italy, Taranto by AIM. The conference focused on the latest development in oxygen steelmaking, secondary metallurgy, plant operation experience improving steel quality and environmental protection. 200 participants from Europe and Asia joined the conference, where 55 papers were presented. Primetals Technologies speakers presented 7 lectures on several BOF topics, including BOF revamp projects, innovations, gas cleaning, robotics, automation and eco solutions. The topics presented and the discussions held clearly showed an upward trend for BOF operators resulting in good plant utilization, reasonable profitability and an increase in investment volume.

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Aluminium 2018 – Düsseldorf, Germany

October 9 - 11 , 2018

Aluminium 2018, once again took place in Düsseldorf and organizers report that the event was close to breaking records with 24,148 trade visitors from 123 nations attending.  Perhaps reflecting increasing developments in the international Aluminium markets, the fair featured 971 exhibitors from 54 nations. The event theme was digitalization and this provided Primetals Technologies with the opportunity for existing and potential customers to learn more about its Industry 4.0 solutions and comprehensive technologies. Knowledgeable staff were on hand to inform visitors of Primetals Technologies’ full product and service portfolio for the aluminium industry. A big attraction on the Primetals Technologies exhibition stand was a full size working Air Bearing Shapemeter (ABSM) connected to a Primetals Technologies Technical Control System (TCS) which together provide accurate on-line shape measurement of flat rolled sheet and foil materials.

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Customer Connect Program – Jalna City, India

October 4, 2018

Primetals Technologies organized a Customer Connect Program on 4th of October 2018 at Jalna City in the Aurangabad Division, India to showcase Primetals Technologies’ portfolio, references  and  strength in the region and  to network with the customers in the Jalna area. 21 Customers from different companies (Kalika Steel Alloys Pvt. Ltd., Bhagyalaxmi Steel Alloy Pvt. Ltd., Jalna Siddhivinayak Alloys Pvt. Ltd., Metarolls Ispat Pvt. Ltd., etc.) participated in the interactive program where Primetals Technologies’ Developments and Achievements in Steel Making, Casting, Long Rolling, Electrics & Automation and Metallurgical Services were presented to them.

Read morea about Who We Are.

ABM WEEK 2018 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

October 2 - 4, 2018

The ABM WEEK  2018 Conference and Exposition, Latin America’s largest steel industry trade fair attracted nearly 1,700 producers, suppliers, corporate leaders, and academia from 23 countries. At the conference, technical sessions, paper presentations and panel discussions provided insight into the technologies and trends that are shaping the future of iron and steel production. Primetals Technologies gave 13 presentations and participated in a panel discussion (main  Plenary “Industry 4.0 : Big Data Analytics for Process Optimization” to an audience of more than 600 attendees). Keynote Speaker Kurt Herzog kept the audience engaged and invited them to visit the booth on the exposition side of the event to ask questions or discuss technologies in greater detail. During the event, Primetals Technologies awarded the 18th PT Automation Award for Automation and IT to this year’s winning Paper from Usiminas about “Development of a software for thermal balance of slab reheating furnaces integrated with control system.” by Cristóvão Nery Giacomin, Jean Viana Bahia,  Antônio Adel dos Santos and Arthur de Castro Souza.

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8th ICSTI – Vienna, Austria

September 25 - 28, 2018

Primetals Technologies was Gold Sponsor of the 8th International Congress on Science and Technology of Ironmaking  (ICSTI) 2018 with 300 participants from more than 25 nations all over the world. The Congress provided a forum for best practice and state-of-the-art technology in the field of ironmaking including environmental control & improvements as well as automation & digitalization. It also gave a look at developments in the foreseeable future. The ICSTI 2018 was a great congress with a very high scientific level. Primetals Technologies speakers presented 6 lectures in the field of blast furnace technology, direct reduction, energy efficiency, automation and process simulation. There were also several papers for this event co-authored by Primetals Technologies (eg. on Finex technology).

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SteelVia – Global Steel Innovation Forum – Dubai, U.A.E.

September 25 - 27, 2018

SteelVia – The Global Innovation Forum is a new conference and exhibition platform that took place for the first time in Dubai. Dr. Etsuro Hirai the Global CTO & President of Primetals Technologies Japan had the honor of welcoming the audience with his keynote speech “The Inevitability of Innovation — Sustainable Steel Production and Current Megatrends Shaping the Industry”. The two day event held from the 25th to the 27th of September was attended by 600 participants visiting about 57 exhibitors to get an insight on disruptive and cutting-edge technological innovations in the steel and associated sector. Primetals Technologies presented its portfolio and innovations in the fields of digitalization, minimills, converter steelmaking, long rolling, gas fermentation, FINEX® and ESP in 8 technical presentations and was also present with a booth.

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17th International Stainless and Special Steel Summit – Helsinki, Finland

September 18 - 20, 2018

The Conference was well attended by about 200 delegates with a good mixture of producers, distributors and consumers. All major European producers (Outokumpu, Aperam, Acerinox, Sandivk) as well as some Asian producers were present. The presented topics included Market growth and outlook, Nickel pig iron (NPI), Digitalization and Major risks for the Stainless Steel industry.

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MMMM 2018 at – Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

August 29 - 31, 2018

Primetals Technologies was awarded a commendation in Excellence Design & Concept – National Sector for the booth at the 12th International Exhibition & Conference on Minerals, Metals, Metallurgy & Materials – MMMM 2018 . A paper on “Energy and Eco Friendly Portfolios from Primetals Technologies" was presented in the concurrent conference. Several steel producers, technology suppliers and ancillary industry players participated in the exhibition cum conference to make the event successful.

Read more about ECO Solutions.

The seminar of Institute of Metal working under Chinese Society for Metals –Chongqing ,China

August 2 - 3, 2018

The seminar of Institute of Metals working under organized Chinese Society for Metals was held in Chongqing, China on August 2nd and 3rd. The topics advancement of technology materials including for automotive steel were presented and discussed. Primetals Technologies , Ltd. Takumi Fujimoto made a presentation HYPER UC-MILL Application for AHSS and High grade Silicon steel for new and revamping projects.

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Primetals Technologies Consultants Day – Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Kolkata, India

June 26 - 28, 2018

At the Consultants Day on Primetals Technologies Developments and Achievements in Agglomeration and Iron Making Primetals Technologies presented its portfolio and references to the consultants in India in the following areas: "Waste Gas Recirculation, new development & innovations on Sinter Plant, bringing focus on PT straight grate Pelletizing Technology", "Primetals Technologies Agglomeration Project references in India" and "COREX®, FINEX® and MIDREX® technology". Three sessions were held in three different cities in India, with many participants from Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, M N Dastur & Company (P) Limited, MECON Limited and Centre for Engineering & Technology (CET) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) present.

Read more about Ironmaking Technologies.



Steel Success Strategies 2018 Conference – New York, NY, U.S.A.

June 25 - 27, 2018

Nearly 700 business leaders from across the global steel industry attended North America’s largest steel conference to make new contacts, strengthen existing relationships, and hear the latest industry updates and insights. Panels of market experts covered key issues including global steel markets, trade, raw materials pricing, and technology breakthroughs. In a technology panel discussion titled “The Evolution of Steel Plant Design,” Ron Devoe, Vice President of Sale for Primetals Technologies, gave a presentation about Arvedi ESP technology  With a creative and memorable use of video, Mr. Devoe engaged the audience and heightened their understanding of this pioneering technology.

Read morea about Arvedi ESP.

SEAISI 2018 Conference and Exhibition – Jakarta, Indonesia

June 25 - 27, 2018

Primetals Technologies presented their comprehensive technology, product and service portfolio to customers and other members of the Steel Industry at the SEAISI 2018 Conference and Exhibition. The Primetals Technologies speakers Dr. Markus Ringhofer, Dr. Jan Friedemann Plaul, Cristiano Tercelli and Stephen Mark Shore presented papers at the conference. The conference was visited by over 550 delegates from 32 countries around the world. Primetals Technologies was present with a booth which was well visited during these 3 days.

Read more about Digitalization.

SMR's Asian Stainless Steel Forum – Shanghai, China

June 27 - 28, 2018

SMR Asia Stainless Steel Summit is a very important event in stainless steel and special steel industry in Asia with focus on China. This year’s conference was on “One Belt, One Road”, which indirectly impacts the stainless steel business landscape. More than 180 participants joined the conference ranging from stainless steel producers, distributors, raw material suppliers to technology providers. Many large stainless steel producers such as TISCO, Fuxin, ZPSS, Beihai Chengde, JISCO, ZPSS, Aperam, Outukumpo, Thyssen-Krupp, Cogne were present. Following the One Belt, One Road initiatives, many Chinese companies are making investments abroad, especially in Indonesia, due to the available valuable Ni-ore there. As stainless steelmaking market leader, Primetals Technologies used this event to promote company business. A presentation about our new solution - TPO (Through-Process Optimization for best quality and highest output at lowest cost of steel plants) was held by Dr. Y. Zhai to promote this innovation for stainless steel producers.

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The 98th Meeting of ISIJ / Plant Technology Committee – Hiroshima, Japan

June 21 - 22, 2018

Primetals Technologies, Ltd. was in preparation and operation as a host company for the event sponsored by the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ). Approximately 150 people from steel companies participated in the meeting, and presentations on transitions and challenges of the plant technologies related to ironmaking, steelmaking and rolling were presented on the first day. On the second day, as a special lecturer of the equipment supplier, Dr. Alexander Fleischanderl (Technology Officer Up-stream) from Primetals Technologies  delivered a lecture on energy conservation, environmental-friendly technologies and digitalization, corresponding to the sustainable future of the steel industry, under the title of "Creating a Sustainable Future for Steel".

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Invent Arena, International Inventors Exhibition – Třinec, Czech Republic

June 20 - 22, 2018

The event took place in Trinec which lies in the regional center of metal industry in Czech Republic. Primetals Technologies had a booth at Invent Arena  showing innovative solutions and smart applications, distributing Metals magazines  and  promotional  leaflets to  the visitors.  Most of the visitors came to the Primetals Technologies booth from the metal companies belonging to the group of Trinecke zelezarny-Moravia Steel, the largest metal group in Czech Republic. The biggest interest was shown to solutions as Dry Slag Granulation, WinLink, Process Expert software or Bio Fermentation technologies.

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MiningWorld Central Asia – Astana, Kazakhstan

June 19 - 21, 2018

​Showcasing Primetals Technologies as the technology provider for the mining and ironmaking industry and engaging with potential new customers were the company's main goals for this year's World Mining Congress and affiliated tradeshow Mining World Central Asia. Booth visitors were especially interested in Primetals Technologies' hot briquetted iron direct reduction plants, beneficiation technologies such as the hybrid flotation cell, and pelletizing solutions. In addition, a paper was presented to promote the company's beneficiation and direct reduction technologies. Participating in this congress provided new insights into the dynamically developing central Asian region and a chance to check out potential business opportunities for the growing market of mining technology.

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WMM’18 – 8th International Conference Magnetism and Metallurgy – Dresden, Germany

June 12 - 14, 2018

WMM brings together electrical engineers, who are engaged in applications of magnetic materials, research groups working on the development of magnetic materials, experts from the producer of magnetic materials as well as scientists from universities. Primetals Technologies presented the latest developments in fields of Hot-rolling, Cold-rolling and ESP for production of modern Si Electrical steels. The topics of Primetals Technologies presentations were “Solutions for Plant & Performance Improvement for Thin and Ultrathin High-Si Electrical Steel” and “Status, achievements and outlooks of endless steel strip production with a focus on electrical steels”

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HBIS-Primetals 3rd Technology Summit – Shijiazhuang City, China

June 12 - 13, 2018

More than 200 management and technical experts from HBIS Group and subsidiaries participated in this event, while around 40 people from Primetals Technologies joined this Summit. Chairman Yu Yong of HBIS Group attended the opening session and delivered an opening speech. Mr. Aashish Gupta (Chief Sales Officer of Primetals Technologies) delivered an opening speech and a keynote speech. The theme of the Technology Summit was “Facing Made-in-China-2025”. There were 5 breakout sessions in parallel and experts from both Primetals Technologies and HBIS presented the latest technologies and developments, in total 58 papers were presented. Primetals Technologies and HBIS Group signed Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Framework Agreement in February, 2018 and the 3rd Technology Summit was held under the framework agreement.

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Future Steel Forum – Warsaw, Poland

June 6 - 7, 2018

The Future Steel Forum is a steel industry-specific conference that was focused entirely on the subject of Industry 4.0 and its relationship to steel production. During the two day program approximately 200 conference visitors listened to presentations covering artificial intelligence, cyber security and ideas how the steel industry is approaching digitalization. Primetals Technologies was present with a booth focusing on our digital portfolio and life demo systems for Through-Process Quality Control (TPQC) and the Process Expert for Long Rolling solutions. Besides different steel companies like Arcelor Mittal, US Steel, Tata Steel and others, also companies from the software business were attending in a considerable number (e.g. SAP, IBM, Accenture). Furthermore, Mr. Wolfgang Oberaigner (Head of TPQC) presented our new Through-Process Optimization solution in front of an interested audience. The conference was a successful platform to exchange different ideas and digitalization concepts for the steel industry.

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Russian & CIS Metals & Mining Summit – Moscow, Russia

May 22 - 23, 2018

150+ representatives from metallurgical, mining, logistics, engineering, finance, legal and many other companies have gathered in Moscow to participate in the Russian & CIS Metals & Mining Summit. Over 40 speakers have held interesting presentations and took part in discussions of the event.
Our own Johannes Rothberger (Technical Sales – Direct Reduction) held a very well-attended presentation on “LGOK III – One year of successful operation of the Midrex HBI plant” including topics such as "What was the start up curve of the LGOK 3 plant and how is the plant performance now?", "Trends in the steel industry and impact to the HBI market" and "How does the business case for an HBI producer in Russia look like?".

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10th China International Steel Congress (CISA) – Beijing, China

May 16 - 19, 2018

The 10th China International Steel Congress was successfully convened in Beijing. The representatives of Primetals Technologies participated in and discussed with technical experts and industry peers on the hot topics in the metal industry in the forums. As sponsor of the event, Mr. Aashish Gupta made a keynote speech with ”The Future of Steelmaking”.

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Metal + Metallurgy China – Beijing, China

May 16 - 19, 2018

With the theme of “Pioneers at heart”, Primetals Technologies participated in Metal + Metallurgy China 2018 in Beijing. During the fair, experts from Primetals Technologies answered visitors’ inquiries about the technological innovations and process solutions in the W1-B06 booth of the New China International Exhibition Center. With Mill 360°, visitors could experience the latest technologies and reference plants in a 360-degree virtual-reality environment.

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Technology Day at SIJ ACRONI d.o.o. – Slovenia, Jesenice

May 17, 2018

Primetals Technologies conducted a full day of technical presentations to Acroni’s experts in the field of steel meltshop including CCM, HRM, CRM, R&D, project management and process automation. Acroni, one of the world leading producers of stainless steel, wear resistant, high tensile, tool and other special steel quarto plates, showed big interest during the Industry 4.0 discussions as well as steckel mill automation, where the emphasize was put on specific benefits about neural network, multipoint setup, and camera systems for strip steering. With various video clips and simulations, different solutions related to SENDZIMIR rolling mill, EA upgrades, continuous casting upgrade packages and meltshop automation (incl. logistics and production planning) were also presented and discussed. Furthermore, the Primetals Technologies’ eService platform m.space and the current eServices in the areas of spare parts, document management, e-learning and condition monitoring were also presented in order to increase efficiency and productivity by spare part processing or predictive maintenance.

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AISTech 2018 Conference and Exposition – Philadelphia, U.S.A.

May 7 - 9, 2018

Nearly 6,000 attendees learned about the latest trends in iron- and steel-making. At the technical conference, the experts and management team from Primetals Technologies presented 27 papers on the technologies that are moving the metals industry forward. At the exposition, numerous visitors to the Primetals Technologies booth enjoyed demonstrations and presentations on topics like Arvedi ESP, Through-Process Quality Control and Air Bearing Shapemeter.

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6th International Steel Industry & Production Technologies Conference Istanbul, Turkey

May 9, 2018

The event had more than 80 participants, most of which were Turkish steel producers, component manufacturers, and from associated fields to the iron- and steelmaking industry such as logistics, trade, magazines and public governmental affairs. Primetals Technologies’ speech by Kurt Herzog on the topic ‘How Digitalization can boost Quality, Productivity and Flexibility in Steel Production’ was received with great interest by the audience. The presentation focused on ‘strategic goals’ of steel producers, such as cost competitiveness or new steel grade production. Different Industry 4.0 solutions in Production Management System, Through Process Automation, Computerized Maintenance Systems, continuous recording, supervision of quality parameters, were among others topics discussed. At the booth, Primetals Technologies visitors enjoyed several interactive exhibits such as 3-D animations of Quantum EAF, cold rolling facilities, pickling lines and the virtual visit to Brazil in one of the plants built by Primetals Technologies at Copacabana. Another eye-catcher were the 3-D effects on Primetals Technologies regular layout printouts which shows a plant being built right in front of the observer.

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2018 International Symposium on Thin Slab Casting and Direct Rolling – Wuhan, China

April 25 - 27, 2018

TSCR 2018, jointly organized by the Chinese Society for Metals, China BaoWu Steel Group and Chinese Academy of Engineering, was successfully convened from April 25th – 27th, 2018 in Wuhan. The technical experts and scholars from domestic and abroad discussed thin slab / strip casting and rolling technologies. As sponsor of the event, Mr. Andreas Jungbauer (PTAT) delivered a keynote speech “The History – Presence – and Future of Thin Slab  Casting and Rolling” at the plenary session and Mr. Thomas Lengauer (PTAT) made a technical presentation “Achievements at Rizhao Steels’s New ESP Complex Setting New Standards” at the parallel session.

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Tube & Wire Düsseldorf 2018 Düsseldorf, Germany

April 16  20, 2018

More than 71,500 visitors from 134 countries came to Düsseldorf, Germany to learn about trends and innovations in the Tube and Wire industries. The Primetals Technologies Long Rolling business shared their expertise in wire rod mills, while the Furnace Technologies team promoted its portfolio of heat-treat furnace solutions.

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The first China Electric Steelmaking Forum – Beijing, China

April 16 - 17, 2018

The first China Electric Steelmaking Forum was successfully convened on April 17th, 2018 in Beijing by the Chinese Society for Metals (CSM). Over 450 representatives from government, steelmaking corporations, electric furnace manufacturers, investment and financing institutes, colleges, research institutes and media, participated in this forum. As the sponsor of the event, Mr. Achim Winkhold from Primetals Technologies  and Mr. Yang Tao from Primetals Technologies in China introduced the EAF Quantum - a quantum leap to the future of electric steelmaking technology.

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X. International Industrial Forum Chelyabinsk – Chelyabinsk, Russia

April 10 - 12, 2018

The Tenth International Industrial Forum "Reconstruction of Industrial Enterprises – Breakthrough Technologies in Metallurgy and Machine Building" and the 18th International Exhibition "Ural Industrial and Economic Week" was held from the 10th to 12th of April in Chelyabinsk. Primetals Technologies was an official partner of this event. The following topics were presented: Industry 4.0 and Blast Furnace Production technology for the companies Mechel, MMK, Metalloinvest and ChelyabGipromez. We are grateful for the collaboration of our business partners who visited us at the event and to our speakers Markus Ringhofer, Paul Freeman, David Osborne and Dieter Bettinger for their great presentations.

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