Distinction for research on aluminium recycling: TRIMET receives TMS Award

Jan Steglich with the TMS AwardJan Steglich with the TMS Award

May 3, 2019 | TRIMET Aluminium SE’s Research & Development division has received an award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). At this year’s International Conference on Powder Metallurgy in San Antonio, Texas, TRIMET researchers Jan Steglich, Christiane Matthies and Marcel Rosefort, as well as Bernd Friedrich, Head of the Institute IME Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling at RWTH Aachen University, received the TMS Award for their outstanding scientific contribution in the recycling field.

At the TMS Conference in 2018, the team under Jan Steglich, which conducts research on aluminium recycling and the development of casting alloys for the materials specialist, presented a research paper on the recycling of aluminium cans. The research makes a significant contribution to improving the industrial recycling process. TRIMET researchers investigated parameters for the thermal pretreatment of can scrap and outlined a previously neglected oxidation mechanism in the remelting process.

The award-winning TRIMET entry grew out of preliminary scientific work for the development of a new furnace model for aluminium recycling in the Advanced Metals and Processes (AMAP) research cluster at RWTH Aachen University. TRIMET is conducting research in the field of non-ferrous materials here with 13 other industrial companies and six university institutes.

About 14,000 scientists and engineers worldwide are members of the renowned research association TMS. At its annual multi-day specialist conferences, some 4,000 participants discuss new research results and application processes in the metallurgy and material technology fields in symposia and working groups.  

By: Wolfgang Nübold

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