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Aluminium and heat treatment - Our latest heat processing issue

"Aluminium is a sustainable material essential to Europe’s green transition. It is used in solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles, transmission cables for renewable electricity, etc. The endless recyclability of aluminium further contributes to decarbonisation and the circular economy. However, we need the support of European policymakers to establish the policy foundations and ‘free and fair-trade’ framework necessary for our industry to recover and grow so that we can realise our full potential as a key enabler of Europe’s green transition. [...] Now is the time to turn sustainability commitments into long-term actions," says Dr. Gerd Götz, Director General at European Aluminium, in his editorial.

In this issue, you will find a short preview on the ALUMINIUM Business Summit, which will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 28 and 29 September. We're looking forward to the discussions there on topics such as mobility, digitalisation, sustainability or market development.

Moreover, this issue contains several interesting reports in the field of induction technology and heat treatment, which is the key topic of heat processing. We wish you a good and inspiring read!



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ALUMINIUM Business Summit

“Shaping a new Industrial Era” – this is the title of the first ALUMINIUM Business Summit on 28 and 29 September 2021 at the Altes Stahlwerk in Düsseldorf. The new, hybrid format is the result of collaboration between ALUMINIUM, Aluminium Deutschland, the CRU Group and European Aluminium. In our heat processing issue, we provide you with a short preview on the Summit. Looking forward to meeting you!

Further and faster with the European aluminium value chain

Editorial by Dr. Gerd Götz, European Aluminium

ALUMINIUM Business Summit: Start of a new era

Short preview and key topics of the Summit

“We want to enable dialog across the entire value chain”

Interview with Project Manager Malte Seifert

What's going on in our industry?


Benefits of direct converter technology for inductive heating tasks

Report by Christian Löbbe, Christina Bäcker, Marco Passoni and Jan Weckes (IAS)

Endothermic gas generation using natural gas with increasingly volatile consistency

Report by Helmut Egger (Egger Consulting)

Induction heating solutions for electromobility

Report by Andreas Seitzer and Daniel Schulte (Himmelwerk Hoch- und Mittelfrequenzanlagen)

Approach to improve the efficiency of flux concentrator materials

Report by Christian Krause, Simone Schrempp, Hans-Georg Enkler, Alexander Filbert, Dirk Schlesselmann, Maximilian Schaudig and Tobias Lorenz (Furtwangen University, EMAG eldec)

Silicon carbide devices for improving induction heating converters

Report by Enrique Dede, Vicente Esteve, José Jordán (SiCtech Induction, University of Valencia)

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