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Hot Briquetted Iron: trials in progress

Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is one of the priorities of the steel industry in the world. One of the fastest decarbonisation option is to switch steel production from conventional converters to electric arc furnaces. This will involve the increase of scrap demand and the potential scarcity of such valuable raw material. Železiarne Podbrezová (ZP)…

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Conflict and expensive energy: interview with Luigi Cuzzolin

The impacts of the conflict on the steel industry and possible solutions to expensive energy including hydrogen for which Pipex Italia, Snam and Corinth Pipeworks have collaborated and already built thousands of km of pipeline for its transport. These are the issues addressed in March on Siderweb TV. Our CEO Luigi Cuzzolin then made more…

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EPD. ZP’s Environmental Product Declaration document

Železiarne Podbrezová (ZP) is pleased to announce the publication of its first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The document reports the environmental performance of our seamless hot rolled pipes. These products today are employed in areas such as power production, fluid transport, mechanical and construction processing. The EPD certification is an essential tool that allows the…

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Hydrogen pipes: an all mediterranean collaboration among SNAM, Corinth Pipeworks, Pipex Italia

“This great milestone would have been impossible to achieve without the great contribution of Pipex literally from Day 1 of this concept. Thank you Luigi (CEO @Pipex Italia) and the whole team in Pipex that worked on this!” It is a great pride the collaboration with SNAM and CORINTH PIPEWORKS on the next challenge for…

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ZP: a virtual example of an increasingly attentive steel production

Steel production is undoubtedly associated with unclean and polluting activities, affecting the environment and the neighbouring communities. In recent years, however, this conjecture proved to be no longer valid. In fact, more and more steel mills are now capable of complying with strict environmental regulations and integrate themselves with local communities. Our steelmaking plant, Zeleziarne…

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Continuous casting billets: high quality, high yield

Continuous casting is an important and an indispensable product, necessary for extracting pieces that will be used in various sectors. The greatest consumption of the parts obtained from continuous casting material is present in the petrochemical industry. In this specific industry, the protagonist is the flange: a part used to connect pipes and valves. Sectors…

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A roadmap toward Net Zero by 2050

A large number of nations and companies are expressing their intention or commitment to achieve climate neutrality within a few decades. The awareness of the risks associated with inaction with respect to climate change is supporting this drive. Moreover, there is a clear trend in the market to privilege and valorise products and services that…

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A timeline of ZP history in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Last December the European Council agreed to reduce the net greenhouse gas emissions of at least 55% by 2030 in respect to 1990, thus to enhance the previous goal to drop emissions by 40% during the same time frame.This new challenge follows the wake of the European Green Deal, it is coherent with the Paris…

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