Environment

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Breitenfeld takes central role in recycling!

Citizens of the European Union generate over 25 million tons of plastic waste each year, but unfortunately less than 30% of it is recycled. Worldwide, plastic accounts for 85% of all the waste found on beaches. Plastic prevention strategies that have been drafted over the past years did lead to improvements, but for sustainably recovering our environment the new “Plastics Strategy Universalis 2021” has been published in Brussels today. According to these plans, all plastic bags will be banned from the retail market in Europe, starting 2022! As a replacement, Europe is going to count on high-quality stainless steel that […]

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Recycling management & conservation of resources

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism has laid down the necessity of ­waste avoidance, recycling management and resource conservation.  We at Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG contribute significantly to the issue of recycling management by processing metallic waste (scrap). The waste generated during steel production is to a large extent reintroduced into the production process through processing measures. To name a few examples of our recycling management and resource conservation measures in Breitenfeld: Smelting waste: The smelting waste consists mainly of waste from the casting areas. This includes sands, casting ceramics, casting powder and dusts, as well as a metallic […]

From old to new

Recycling is a very touchy subject in the production of stainless steel. In the electric arc furnace at Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG (the biggest in Austria), electricity is used to recycle scrap. A large part (up to 90%) of the raw material we use for the production are materials that are recycled. This makes topics like environment and sustainability very important for our production and in other areas of our company, as well. For this reason and because of our desire to strengthen cooperation projects with local companies in our region, we bring our IT hardware to re.use-electro. pro mente steiermark […]

Sustainability, environment, industry

The aim of every manufacturing company must be the production in the requested quality with minimum use of resources and time – this is in the company’s own interest and is also its responsibility towards the environment and fellow human beings. The biggest challenges in the steel industry are ensuring resource- and thus cost-efficient production in order to compete on the global scene in the long run. This includes the efficient use of raw materials and energy as well as making sure there is a constructive and positive corporate culture which makes employees commit themselves to the company for a […]

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We receive the coveted sustainability award TRIGOS Styria 2019

TRIGOS is Austria’s award for a responsible management and has since 2004 been presented to companies that assume a leading role and set an example for responsible management and sustainability. TRIGOS stands for projects that contribute to sustainability of the Austrian economy, society and environment. Several Austrian companies have worked on, submitted and been nominated for innovative and trendsetting projects, initiatives and strategies in the past fourteen years. This year, we received the renowned TRIGOS Styria 2019 award for our project Recycling economy in the steel industry at the TRIGOS gala in the former university of Graz. The Breitenfeld family […]

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A statement for climate protection

With energy efficiency and recycling we are a making a statement for climate protection 🌍 Article in “Obersteirische Nachrichten”, issued May 29./31. on page 31 (in German) In order to preserve a planet worth living for future generations it is necessary to use energy and resources as sparingly as possible. Everybody needs to take action – from citizens to industrial plants. In the electric arc furnace at Breitenfeld Edelstahl AG (the biggest in Austria), electricity is used to recycle scrap. Efficiency is a top priority there: As little energy as possible should be used to produce each ton of steel. Time […]

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Nomination for the TRIGOS Styria Award

We are nominated for the TRIGOS Styria Award in the category Exemplary projects! 🍀 All TRIGOS Styria 2019 nominees (in German) The aim of every manufacturing company must be the production in the requested quality with minimum use of resources and time – this is in the company’s own interest and also its responsibility towards the environment and fellow human beings. The biggest challenges in the steel industry are ensuring resource- and thus cost-efficient production in order to compete on the global scene in the long run. This includes the efficient use of raw materials and energy as well as […]