The Advanced Materials Division, recently hosted Mr Kirill Pershin, Head of production division at EVRAZ in Russia to discuss a potential collaboration on advanced alloy development and forging technology for producing mining products with advanced properties.
The potential collaboration will foster the development and expansion of steel industries and will harness Mintek’s position as a research and technology organisation, and industry-focused research institution.
Pershin said “EVRAZ is a global company and a fully vertically integrated steel producer. It is looking into expanding in the African region in the mining and processing industry:”
“From that perspective, it would be logical to enter a collaboration with leading technology process and material development company like Mintek,” he said.
Mintek has provided technical assistant services to local and international manufacturing, foundry industry, mining and engineering firms over the past years. Joseph Moema, Head: Physical Metallurgy in the Advanced Materials has visited international foundries for technical intervention, conduct quality control test works of the steel and cast products supplied to the mines.
He said, “The engagement with Evraz is part of Mintek Physical Metallurgy Strategy of providing metallurgical services to and collaborate with industries in Europe and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region as part of Product and Services offerings.”
The two parties have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for sharing information on the advanced alloy development to be used in the mining industry.