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ELG Haniel receives Queens Award for Enterprise

Archiv – In its 25th year, ELG Haniel Metals Ltd of the UK has received the Queens Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. The honour was confirmed on the occasion of the Queen’s 80th birthday on April 21.
ELG is the largest recycler of stainless steel secondary raw materials in the UK and supplies high-quality raw material feedstock to both domestic and overseas stainless steel mills. The company handles over 150 000 tonnes per annum, generates a turnover in excess of £160 million, and employs over 125 people.
In its 25th year, ELG Haniel Metals Ltd of the UK has received the Queens Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. The honour was confirmed on the occasion of the Queen’s 80th birthday on April 21.
ELG is the largest recycler of stainless steel secondary raw materials in the UK and supplies high-quality raw material feedstock to both domestic and overseas stainless steel mills. The company handles over 150 000 tonnes per annum, generates a turnover in excess of £160 million, and employs over 125 people.
The Queen’s Award is in recognition of the company’s innovation in adopting a method for the densification of secondary stainless steel material that yields a much-improved product ideal for electric arc furnace melting. This new product overcomes the disadvantages previously associated with secondary raw material – namely that it is bulky, awkward to handle and non-homogeneous. The product has already been used in the UK and mainland Europe, as well as further afield – including in Taiwan, Japan and China.
According to ELG, utilisation of a densified product can: save storage, haulage and overall production costs; reduce electrode damage and the risk of explosions; and prolong the life of furnace linings. Considerable environmental benefits can also be achieved, it adds, through significant reductions in both energy costs and the use of scarce natural prime resources such as chrome, nickel and iron ore.
ELG’s Managing Director Jeremy Edmiston expressed his delight that ’the economic and environmental importance of the stainless steel recycling industry has finally received state recognition with the receipt of the Queens Award’.

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