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Harsco to recycle slag from Austrian steel mills

Archiv – United States / Austria | Worldwide industrial services company Harsco Corporation says its Harsco Minerals division, and two of Austria’s leading stainless and specialty steel producers have agreed to recycle their metalmaking slags. The 10-year agreements have a combined revenue potential of up to US$100 million over their duration, says the US company, and both automatically renew for successive 5-year periods. The new facility is expected to be operational toward the end of 2010.United States / Austria | Worldwide industrial services company Harsco Corporation says its Harsco Minerals division, and two of Austria’s leading stainless and specialty steel producers have agreed to recycle their metalmaking slags. The 10-year agreements have a combined revenue potential of up to US$100 million over their duration, says the US company, and both automatically renew for successive 5-year periods. The new facility is expected to be operational toward the end of 2010.
’These substantial new relationships demonstrate Harsco’s broad international scalability in the integrated metals and minerals sector,’ said Harsco Chairman and CEO Salvatore D. Fazzolari. Working in collaboration with Germany-based Scholz Recycling AG, the well-known European recycling conglomerate, Harsco will process the existing stockpiles and future slag outputs of two of the leading mills in Austria, Böhler Edelstahl and Breitenfeld Edelstahl.
Harsco will assume full responsibility for recovering the slag’s high-value metallic content for re-sale to commercial markets while also generating aggregate materials for use in a broad range of external applications, from road construction to civil works. Böhler Edelstahl is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high speed steels, tool steels and specialty materials while Breitenfeld produces corrosion-resistant and other specialty steels for the offshore engineering, aerospace and automotive industries.
According to Harsco, the project is expected to be a major contributor to Austrian environmental sustainability. The processing of slag and slag stockpiles is taking on increasing importance for major metal producers, both to recapture the slag’s valuable metallic content and to address the increasingly stringent regulatory demands being placed on producers for the environmentally-responsible disposition of their slag stockpiles.

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