Symposium 2023

Symposium 2023

Tribologie in Industry and Research –
Sustainable production with a focus on current and future challenges

23. November 2023

voestalpine Stahl GmbH
4020 Linz, Austria


Tribological challenges and approaches to solutions along the process chain

Tribology plays an essential role in the production of semi-finished products and their further processing. Assuming a corresponding understanding, processes can be better modelled, stabilised and optimised. This article shows in which areas of product manufacturing tribology plays a role and which open questions still need to be clarified in terms of input materials and processing.

Werner Fragner

Werner Fragner
AMAG Austria Metall AG

Transformation in the steel industry

The presentation will focus on the particular challenges of reducing CO2 emissions in the steel industry. In order to achieve the goal of decarbonisation and climate neutrality, voestalpine Stahl set the course for hydrogen technology at an early stage. The future use of innovative electric furnaces with downstream processes represents the prerequisite for climate-friendly steel production.

Lehner Joachim

Joachim Lehner
voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Emission reduction potentials in the metals processing industry

In the metal processing industry – such as cold rolling, galvanising and heat treatment – the corresponding process emissions are lower compared to the upstream processes of primary and secondary metallurgy, but they are not negligible. Responsible management of CO2 emissions from processes and the exploitation of available technologies to reduce these have the highest priority in view of the framework conditions of the global climate targets and the European Green Deal. Achieving the climate targets in the steel processing industry requires a step-by-step plan for the subsitution and ultimately complete avoidance of fossil energy sources. The potentials for reducing direct, site-related emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2) will be highlighted in this presentation. ANDRITZ offers its customers in the metalworking industry smart solutions to reduce process emissions and thus ensure sustainable production.

Oliver Jantschner

Oliver Jantschner
Andritz Metals, Andritz AG

Previous Symposium

Symposium 2022

Tribologie in Industry and Research – Trendsetting tribometry & analytics

15. September 2022


Proceedings of the previous annual meeting for participants


Media of the previous symposium for participants