Erasteel is one of the world’s leading producers of high-speed steels, and the top producer of powder metallurgy high-speed steels. Alongside its traditional activity, Erasteel has set itself a new challenge: to become a major European player in the recycling of strategic metals. This involves 3 families of recycled materials: catalysts from oil refineries, batteries and cells, and by-products from the metallurgy (oxides, millscales, etc.) and chemical industries (metal hydroxides).
The aims of developing this complementary activity, which is being conducted by Erasteel Recycling, are threefold:
- To produce 100 per cent of its high-speed steels from recycled metals
- To bring to market recycled alloys containing high levels of strategic metals
- To offer its customers the opportunity to consume in a “greener” way, thanks to recycling processes that generate zero waste and the use of low-carbon energy with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world