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The DRI & pellets market continues to be one of the most exciting areas in iron ore and steel making. The World DRI & Pellet Congress answers your questions on the latest technological innovations to lower costs and drive efficiency, as well as network with the major market participants in the DRI & pellet supply chain.Read more
The Future Steel Forum 2020 takes place 2-3 June in Prague and promises to address all the big questions being asked about Industry 4.0 and ultra-high-tech steelmaking.
Augmented reality, robotics, cyber security, the Internet of Things, cloud-based design, deep machine learning, knowledge engineering and much more will be discussed by leading experts in the field and the steelmakers themselves.
The ECCC is a unique forum for the European continuous casting community to exchange views on the status and the future development of the continuous casting process. The Conference program is abreast of the latest developments in control and automation, advanced continuous casting technologies, application of electromagnetic technologies and mechanical devices to improve the core microstructure, the lubrication issues for improving the surface qualities. Steel metallurgical issues will be addressed as well as their physical and numerical simulation. The exchange of experience in operational practice, maintenance and first results from the recently commissioned plants will integrate the program.Read more
Lighter, Stronger, Durable: Advances in Zn-Coated Sheet Steel: The International Conference on Zinc and Zinc Alloy Coated Steel Sheet (Galvatech) is the premier international conference on cutting-edge technologies for the processing and performance of coated steel sheets for automotive, electrical appliance and construction applications.Read more
ALUMINIUM is the world's leading trade show and B2B-platform for the aluminium industry and its most important application areas. All significant players of the sector get together: The trade show connects producers, processors, technology suppliers and users along the entire valu chain. It is the the perfect place to get in touch with and develop new target groups, especially with engineers and designers from the application areas.Read more
This Conference will bring together decision makers, technological, trade and economic experts as well as researchers in the area of DRI (Direct Reduced Iron) and alternative ironmaking.Read more
A look back
23rd Middle East Iron and Steel Conference – Dubai, UAE
December 9th – 11th, 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 event here.
Technology Day – Moscow, Russia
November 13th, 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 by Primetals Technologies here.
Read more about Arvedi ESP by Primetals Technologies here.
Metal-Expo 2019 – Moscow, Russia
November 12th – 15th, 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.
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FHS Technology Day - Ha Tinh, Vietnam
October 30th, 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.
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Hyundai Steel Tech Show - Dangjin, South Korea
October 22nd-24th, 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 – Industry 4.0 by Primetals Technologies here.
2019 Midrex Operation Seminar in Dublin
October 14th – 17th, 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.
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Customer Day by Primetals Technologies - Savigneux, France
October 10th, 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 France, 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.
Learn more about the focus topics of this event here.
ABM Week 2019 – São Paulo, Brazil
October 1st – 4th, 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.
Learn more about the focus topics of ABM Week 2019 here.
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EFRS2019 International Iron & Steel Symposium – Izmir, Turkey
September 26th – 27th, 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 Germany, 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.
Live-Presentation of Sinter Raw Mix Analyzer - Loeben, Austria
September 25th, 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 video to find out more about the Sinter Raw Mix Analyzer.
Aluminum USA 2019 – Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
September 11th – 13th, 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.
Read more about the event and aluminum rolling here.
Technology Day by Primetals Technologies at JSW Steel – Vijayanagar, India
July 12th, 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 India. 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.
Aluminium China 2019 – Shanghai, China
July 10th – 12th, 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.
Technology Day by Primetals Technologies at Tata Steel – Jamshedpur, India
July 9th, 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.
Emerging Technologies in Blast Furnaces & its Auxiliary Systems – Ranchi, India
June 28th – 29th, 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.
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Watch this video about the Blast Furnace at Dragon Steel by Primetals Technologies.
METEC 2019 – Düsseldorf, Germany
June 25th – 29th, 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.
Watch this video with some impressions from METEC 2019.
Learn more about Primetals Technologies’ presence and focus topics at METEC 2019 here.
7th World DRI & Pellet Congress – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
June 18th – 19th, 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.
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Steel Success Strategies Conference 2019 – New York, USA
June 17th – 19th, 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.
SEAISI Conference and Exhibition – Bangkok, Thailand
June 17th – 20th, 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."
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The Second Electric Steelmaking Forum – Beijing, China
May 24th – 25th, 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 21st – 22nd, 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 14th – 16th, 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 Italy 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.
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Berliner Konferenz Mineralische Nebenprodukte und Abfälle – Berlin, Germany
May, 13th – 14th, 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.
For more information watch the video about Dry Slag Granulation by Primetals Technologies.
AISTech 2019 Conference and Exposition – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
May 6th – 8th, 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.
For more details about the project read the press release here.
If you want to know more about the AISTech watch their recap video here.
15th Minisymposium Verfahrenstechnik – Leoben, Austria
April 29th – 30th, 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 slag granulation 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.
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International High-end Forum – Wu Han, China
April 23rd – 25th, 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.
Implementation of Industry Standard 4.0 in the Steel Industry – Ranchi, India
April 16th, 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!
Prolong 2019 – Vizag, India
April 4th- 5th, 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.
CCCME Annual Meeting – Hanzhong, China
March 30th- April 1st, 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”.
22nd Middle East Iron and Steel Conference – Dubai, UAE
December 10th- 12th, 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.
Primetals Technologies Symposium 2018 – Xiamen, China
November 28th – 30th, 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.
VAiron BF Process Optimization – Linz Austria
November 21st – 22nd, 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.
National Metallurgists' Day and Annual Technical Meeting 2018 – Kolkata, India
November 14th – 16th, 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.
Metal-Expo 2018 – Moscow, Russia
November 13th – 16th, 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 Russia 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.
China International Import Expo – Shanghai, China
November 5th – 10th, 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.
Alacero-59 – Cartagena, Colombia
November 5th – 7th, 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.
Hyundai Steel – Dangjin, Korea
October 17th – 18th, 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.
8th European Oxygen Steelmaking Conference (EOSC) – Taranto, Italy
October 10th – 12th, 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.
Aluminium 2018 – Düsseldorf, Germany
October 9th – 11th , 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.
Customer Connect Program – Jalna City, India
October 4th, 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.
ABM WEEK 2018 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
October 2nd – 4th, 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 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.
8th ICSTI – Vienna, Austria
September 25th – 28th, 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).
SteelVia – Global Steel Innovation Forum – Dubai, UAE
September 25th – 27th, 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.
17th International Stainless and Special Steel Summit – Helsinki, Finland
September 18th –20th, 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.
MMMM 2018 at – Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
August 29th – 31st, 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.
The seminar of Institute of Metal working under Chinese Society for Metals – Chongqing ,China
August 2nd – 3rd, 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 Japan, Ltd. Takumi Fujimoto made a presentation HYPER UC-MILL Application for AHSS and High grade Silicon steel for new and revamping projects.
Primetals Technologies Consultants Day – Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Kolkata, India
June 26th – 28th, 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.
Steel Success Strategies 2018 Conference – New York, NY, USA
June 25th – 27th, 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 USA LLC, 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.
SEAISI 2018 Conference and Exhibition – Jakarta, Indonesia
June 25th – 27th, 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.
SMR's Asian Stainless Steel Forum – Shanghai, China
June 27th – 28th, 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.
The 98th Meeting of ISIJ / Plant Technology Committee – Hiroshima, Japan
June 21st – 22nd , 2018
Primetals Technologies Japan, 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 Austria GmbH 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".
Invent Arena, International Inventors Exhibition – Třinec , Czech Republic
June 20th – 22th, 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.
MiningWorld Central Asia – Astana, Kazakhstan
June 19th – 21st, 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.
WMM’18 – 8th International Conference Magnetism and Metallurgy – Dresden, Germany
June 12th – 14th, 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”
HBIS-Primetals 3rd Technology Summit – Shijiazhuang City, China
June 12th – 13th, 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.
Future Steel Forum – Warsaw, Poland
June 6th – 7th, 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.
Russian & CIS Metals & Mining Summit – Moscow, Russia
May 22nd – 23rd, 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?".
10th China International Steel Congress (CISA) – Beijing, China
May 16th – 19th, 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”.
Metal + Metallurgy China – Beijing, China
May 16th - 19th, 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.
Technology Day at SIJ ACRONI d.o.o. – Slovenia, Jesenice
May 17th, 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.
AISTech 2018 Conference and Exposition – Philadelphia, PA, USA
May 7th – 9th, 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.
6th International Steel Industry & Production Technologies Conference – Istanbul, Turkey
May 9th, 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. Watch video
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.
2018 International Symposium on Thin Slab Casting and Direct Rolling – Wuhan, China
April 25th – 27th, 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.
Tube & Wire Düsseldorf 2018 – Düsseldorf, Germany
April 16th – 20th, 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.
The first China Electric Steelmaking Forum – Beijing, China
April 16th – 17th, 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 Germany and Mr. Yang Tao from Primetals Technologies China introduced the EAF Quantum - a quantum leap to the future of electric steelmaking technology.
X. International Industrial Forum Chelyabinsk – Chelyabinsk, Russia
April 10th – 12th, 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.