To optimize the service we provide for our customers, our R&D team is split into four departments, each dealing with a specific market segment:
The Metallurgy and Recycling Department focuses on productivity and sustainability in the key areas of product/process optimization and product/process development.
The raw materials market is highly dynamic and product quality requirements are becoming stricter all the time. Our main challenge, therefore, is the technical and economic development of our production processes. The ongoing increase in our know-how is based on decades of experience in the field of pyrometallurgy.
This benefits not only the primary metallurgical process routes for making ferro- and master alloys, but also our recycling activities for residues containing valuable metals.
The focus on developing synthesis technologies helps make the transition from product idea to economically successful production – from the laboratory to the pilot plant and on to industrial-scale production at our facilities. This development is supported by state-of-the-art simulation and calculation methods.