ERAMET’s world-class R&D and engineering teams develop new processes to meet future needs, with a constant focus on performance and value creation.
Since 2013, ERAMET has taken part in collaborative European R&D projects with academic and industrial partners. For instance, the Group leads the SOLSA project in geology. R&D teams are contributing to another collaborative project, Go-4-0, with Arcelor Mittal. This work concerns the beneficiation of manganese and steel industry waste. Another major collaborative project in which ERAMET is a stakeholder is SoFIA, an applied research programme in metal additive manufacturing.
ERAMET makes its tools and know-how available to manufacturers in its areas of expertise. In 2016, ERAMET Research worked for the Luxembourg engineering firm, Paul Würth, which develops treatment and energy recovery processes for blast furnace dust (iron oxide and carbon materials) that separate out impurities (lead and zinc).
150 patents in the portfolio
220 employees dedicated to R&D
Working with external customers lets us tackle new subjects and work on other metals, interactively and responsively.
Yves Le Quesne, ERAMET Research Programmes Director
- Mineralogy/Mineralurgy/Hydrometallurgy and Pyrometallurgy
- Alloy making and processing metallurgy/Creation of new alloy grades
- Powder metallurgy
- Closed die forging
- Heat treatments
ERAMET benefits from several decades of industrial experience through the innovations it has set up in production plants. This is the foundation for the Groups’ reputation in process research. In 2016, some of the teams rallied round two critical projects for the Group : adapting the Sandouville plant to a new source of nickel matte and the Lithium project in Argentina.