Conference Programme

The conference sessions are on Monday 19 June (14.30-17.30) and Tuesday 20 June (09.00 – 17.30).

Simultaneous interpretation: English/German/French/Italian/Spanish

Monday 19 June

14.30    Opening of Assembly 2023– Matteo Bisol (Italy), EGGA President

              Welcome – Martin Kopf (Austria), Chairman, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Oberflächentechnik 
              & Vice-President, EGGA


14.40    Sabine Hesse, Managing Director, Association of Metal Technology Industries (Austria)

              The metal technology industry in Austria

15.00    Georg Matzner, Österreichischer Stahlbauverband & Chair of the Executive Board of the
              European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS)

               Perspectives from the steel construction sector

15.20    Martin Kopf, Zinkpower, Chairman, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Oberflächentechnik & Vice-President, EGGA

               The Race to Zero for the Galvanizing Industry


16.05    EU Policy Overview – Green Deal, Energy and Product Sustainability

               Valerio Mazzone, European General Galvanizers Association

16.25     Net Zero Plans for the Industry - short national reports

               Panel Discussion

17.05      Zinc: Low carbon, responsible, credible 
               Sabina Grund, International Zinc Association

17.30     CLOSE

17.30     EGGA Annual General Meeting (nominated representatives of national associations only)

EVENING – Gala Dinner

Tuesday 20 June

09.00   Decarbonisation in the Galvanizing Industry

               Angela Curtis, Hasco-Thermic Ltd

09.25    Electric heated furnaces – An Update

               Nil Erik Faulhaber, CH Evensen

09.50   Electric and Hybrid Thermal Groups: Effective CO2 Savings per Working Shift 

               Domenico Balascio, Gimeco Impianti s.r.l. (Italy) 

10.15     Discussion


10.55    Environmental Product Declarations in Context

               Chiara Urbani, Life Cycle Engineering Srl (Italy)

11.20     Fire engineering with galvanized steel – worked examples

               Dr Gisele Bihina, Centre Technique Industriel de la Construction Métallique (France)

11.45      A novel approach to determine the adhesion of hot dip galvanized coatings

               Dr.-Ing. Holger Hoche, TU Darmstadt (Germany)

12.10     New zincophobic coatings for hooks/jigs: a way to reduce cost and environmental impact in
              batch hot-dip galvanizing

               Prof. David Balloy & Aleksandra Cieplak, University of Lille (France)

12.35     Discussion

12.45     LUNCH

14.00    Thermodynamics of zinc evaporation in dross recovery

               Katarína Pauerová, Institute of Recycling Technologies, Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and
              Recycling, Technical University in Košice (Slovakia)

14.25     Sustainable small-scale zinc thermal spraying for repair of galvanized coatings

               Tomáš Dáňa, COREZINC s.r.o. (Czech Republic)

14.45     Implementing the EU BAT Conclusions in Environmental Permitting of Galvanizing Plants

               Murray Cook, European General Galvanizers Association

15.10      Discussion


15.40    Performance of batch galvanized steel in solar structure applications

               Javier Tundidor, ATEG (Spain)

16.05      The Importance of the Correct Specification of Metallic Coatings for Steel – an EGGA White

               Vasile Rus, European General Galvanizers Association

16.35    A view from the Asia-Pacific region

               Peter Golding, Galvanizers Association of Australia 

17.00     Intergalva 2024 Bruges - Announcement and Exhibitor Briefing


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