Constellium and Linde joint development
This announcement follows a long-term partnership with Linde in the area of energy-efficient re-melting technologies.
The joint development agreement will build on the recent implementation of Linde's technology in Constellium's finishing and recycling aluminium facility of Neuf-Brisach, France, where two of the four rotary tilting furnaces have been converted to low-temperature oxy-fuel combustion technology.
Following this implementation, Constellium was able to achieve greater productivity and to accelerate progress on its sustainability roadmap. The conversion of the remaining furnaces at the France plant is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.
"With the adoption of the oxy-fuel technology, Constellium is strengthening its commitment to sustainability by promoting energy consumption savings that are compatible with overall performance improvement," said Catherine Athenes, Sustainability Council Leader at Constellium. "This cooperation will also allow us to continue developing, producing and selling sustainable products that meet our customers' needs for innovative and recyclable solutions."
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