Dec 2, 2015

German-French Economy Award

Kelvion, Technip and Wieland win the German-French Economy Award in the category for Innovation and New Technologies

On Wednesday, 2 December 2015, the German-French Economy Award was granted for the third time in Paris for exemplary German-French cooperation in activities involving industry, environment, innovation, human resources and startups. The award was established in 2011 through an initiative of the German-French Chamber of Industry and Commerce under the patronage of the German and French ministries of economy. Every two years, German and French companies are presented with this award for exemplary cooperation projects between both countries.

More than 400 leading French and German personalities from business and politics were invited to the award ceremony at the Pavillon Gabriel, including Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for SMEs and Tourism, and Matthias Feikl, State Secretary of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the category for innovation and new technologies besides the consortium consisting of Kelvion, Technip and Wieland also , BASF France SAS applied for the award within the category Innovation with an agricultural project and CANSON SAS with an application from the chemical engineering field. Kelvion had applied with the DIESTA joint project. DIESTA has been developed under the R&D partnership between Kelvion, Technip and Wieland.

DIESTA, short for “dual internally and externally structured tube for air coolers,” is an innovative finned tube technology that applies enhanced surfaces. It was developed for dedicated applications in air-cooled heat exchangers, especially in the field of natural gas liquefaction. For use in LNG plants, it offers improvement in heat exchange efficiency of up to 20 %, reduction in CO2 emissions by lowering specific fuel gas consumption, and increase in LNG production as a result of power savings achieved.

This award acknowledges the excellence and innovation of this consortium, as well as close French-German collaboration.

Press Release from Kelvion

More about the Diesta technology

Nov 24, 2015

Metal premiums 2016

The current situation on the market as well as the forecasts for 2016 concerning the demand for industrial metals and the development of the overall world economy require an adjustment of the metal premiums.

For deliveries as of 1 January 2016, we will therefore change the premiums as follows:

Copper - 18 US dollars per ton
Nickel unchanged
Tin unchanged
Zinc unchanged
Lead + 10 US dollars per ton
Aluminum - 125 US dollars per ton

The Wieland Group will continue to guarantee the physical supplies of metals with long-term contracts.

Press release
Nov 2, 2015

2.5 million euro investment: Wieland-Werke AG develops an energy-efficient casting line – funded by the Free State of Bavaria

Lost-foam casting enables more efficient production of complex copper components.

How can complex-shaped copper components be manufactured economically and energy-efficiently? And how can energy be saved along the entire process chain and particularly during casting? These questions are addressed by Wieland with the EnerGuss project. Based on lost-foam casting, Wieland, as a manufacturer of copper semi-finished products located at Vöhringen/Bavaria, has commissioned a new research facility in order to produce test components and small-series quantities.

To the press release
Oct 13, 2015

Blechexpo 2015 - International trade fair for sheet metal working

From 3 to 6 November 2015, Blechexpo together with the partner trade fair Schweisstec will take place at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. Approx. 1200 exhibitors from 36 countries will present the possibilities of sheet, tube and section processing, including thermal and mechanical joining technology.

Visit the Wieland stand No. 7416 in hall 7 and learn more about the capability of copper and copper-alloy strip.

In addition to high-performance alloys and plated surfaces for the electrical and automotive industries, Wieland will present a comprehensive range of rolled products in suitable alloys, surfaces and delivery formats.

more about Blechexpo