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Exploding energy costs are putting more and more companies under considerable economic pressure and are becoming a question of existence. Entrepreneurs need to keep a cool head in these turbulent times. Energy is now so expensive that the question arises as to whether energy-intensive production can still be carried out in Germany. Most recently, ArcelorMittal shut down two plants at its Hamburg and Bremen sites and is temporarily closing one of its two blast furnaces. The direct reduction plant will also be taken out of operation from the fourth quarter.
Short-time working is already in place at both plants and will have to be extended as a result of the upcoming measures. Germany is threatened with de-industrialization in the energy-intensive sector.
René Branders, President of CECOF, describes how the world has changed in the interview starting on page 24. René Branders says that many thermoprocessing companies must reinvent a part of their business model as the increasing energy prices have an impact on the whole value chain of products.
In the technical articles in the current issue of heat processing, you can read about the innovative approaches companies are taking to work in an energy-efficient manner.
We wish you an inspiring read!
Your Heat Processing Editorial team
heat processing in numbers
In heat processing 01_02/2022, we focus on the topics hydrogen and digitalization. We round the issue off with a special on the wire & Tube trade fair.
"Many thermprocessing companies must reinvent their business model”"
Interview with René Branders, President of CECOF
Points of view
Shift of perspectives: The Heat Treat Shop 2050
September 27-29 2022, Düsseldorf
“The path of generalizing the production and the use of hydrogen will be a very long winding road.”
President of CECOF (European Committee of Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Associations)
“Aluminium International Today is a leading global publication covering the entire value chain, but over the past few years we have worked to create more content highlighting the challenges of implementing Industry 4.0 and digital manufacturing solutions."
Nadine Bloxsome, Editor & Content Director ALUMINIUM
“We have been chasing customers for years to convince to modernize. Many hesitated until recently.”
Dipl.-Ing. Jörn Ludewig
Managing Director of Jasper Gesellschaft für Energiewirtschaft und Kybernetik m.b.H.
"By 2030, CO2 emissions in Germany are to be reduced by at least 65 % compared to 1990 levels in order to limit climate change."
Dr.-Ing. Hansjochen Oertel
Gesellschaft für industrielle Wärme, Energie- und Prozesstechnik
What's new in the industry?
An approach to improve the efficiency of flux concentrator materials 2
report by Christian Krause, et al.
Induction Hardening of Rotor Shafts for E-Mobility
report by Michael Dawidowic
Air-hardening ductile forging steels
report by Alexander Gramlich, Ulrich Krupp
Commissioning of an Integrated Process Model for Inductive Billet Heating
report by Simon Künne
Development of a modular thermal storage system for industrial waste heat
report by Michael Ehring, et al.