NLMK partners up with K1-MET

05 April 2021

NLMK Group has become an industrial partner with K1-MET. In cooperation with the shareholders of K1-MET —voestalpine Stahl, Primetals Technologies Austria, Montanuniversität Leoben, and Johannes Kepler University Linz — NLMK is going to implement projects aimed at ensuring the efficient use and processing of recyclables in steelmaking operations. 

NLMK‘s first joint project with Voestalpine and K1-MET aims to develop a technology for processing zinc-containing waste. The new technology will make it possible to separate zinc from iron-containing materials, enabling NLMK to return thousands of tonnes of iron to the production cycle.

An important environmental impact of using this technology is the replacement of primary raw materials with secondary resources, which reduces the volume of accumulated waste and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

K1-MET collaborates with global companies in the steel sector to address such issues as energy efficiency, circular economy, and climate impact reduction.