Eurometal invests in energy-efficient melting furnace from Hertwich

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Eurometal S.A. has placed an order with Hertwich Engineering for the supply of an Ecomelt-PR100 multi-chamber melting furnace. The furnace with a capacity of 30.000 tonnes a year will be installed at the Eurometal aluminium casthouse in Klomnice, Poland. Start of operation is scheduled for spring 2021.

Eurometal produces high-precision rolled aluminium products (coils, strips, sheets), extrusion profiles, tubes, machined components and foundry alloys for the automotive industry. The company operates three locations in Poland. The placement of the order for the new Ecomelt PR-100 furnace is part of an extensive investment strategy aimed to increase the production capacity at the existing casthouse in Klomnice.

The low energy consumption values (450 to 550 kWh/t) and the low emissions of this new melting furnace will reduce the ecological footprint of the Eurometal Group. The furnace will mainly process clean and painted extrusion and sheet scrap as well as smaller amounts of briquetted sawing and machining chips. To achieve the required alloy composition, charged material will be supplemented by clean primary and secondary aluminium as needed. Also liquid metal from crucibles can be added.

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