Cronimet wins German environmental award

Company’s Envirotec business recognized for metallic sludge recovery process.

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February 5, 2018

The Cronimet Envirotec GmbH subsidiary of Germany-based Cronimet Holding GmbH has been recognized with a 2017 German Resource Efficiency Prize. The prize was announced by Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) State Secretary Matthias Machnig in late January 2018.

At a conference titled “Using raw materials efficiently - successfully on the market,” Cronimet Envirotec GmbH was honored for its system for the treatment of metallic sludges. The German Resource Efficiency Prize has been created by the Federal Ministry of Economics to honor “outstanding examples of raw material and material-efficient products, processes or services as well as application-oriented research results.”

Cronimet Envirotec competed with other technologies and processes that were nominated by companies and research institutes involved in the recycling of metals, plastics, magnets and car and aircraft parts. Fourteen representatives from science, industry and society declared Cronimet Envirotec as the prize winner in the corporate category.

In the Envirotec recycling process, industrial sludges are treated without chemical modification, yielding raw materials that can be reused in the industry.

“The award is a great tribute to our raw materials security services and strong motivation for the future,” remarks Cronimet Envirotec CEO Filipe Costa. He also predicted additional capacity expansions and the commissioning of a briquetting plant by CRONIMET Envirotec “in the coming months.”

The Karlsruhe, Germany-based based Cronimet describes itself as a specialist in stainless steel scrap, ferroalloys and primary metals, supplying raw materials for the stainless steel producing industry. The company has more than 5,000 employees at more than 60 locations worldwide.