15 Jan 2019

British Steel driving innovation with the Materials Processing Institute

British Steel is continuing to drive innovation in partnership with the Materials Processing Institute.

The company has worked with the Institute since 2016 when we engaged in a partnership programme to support the development of new and advanced steel grades, improve production processes and create plant efficiencies.

And on a visit to the Institute, British Steel Technical Director Chris Vaughan was given a comprehensive tour of facilities, and an update on each of the research projects being undertaken on behalf of British Steel. The projects include process improvement for all the major ironmaking plants, BOS steelmaking and all Continuous Casting machines.

Chris said: “British Steel has a long standing relationship with the Materials Processing Institute which has assisted in the development and enhancement of our iron and steelmaking products and manufacturing processes.

“We look forward to continuing to work in partnership to meet the future challenges of the UK steel sector, and to complement our R&D team’s efforts to drive sustainability through innovation.”

Chris McDonald, Chief Executive of the Materials Processing Institute, said: “The Institute is celebrating 75 years as a leading steel research centre, built on our extensive research capabilities, expertise and longstanding global partnerships with market leading steel companies.

“Through our partnership programmes, we integrate with clients to deliver a comprehensive, long-term plan of research and innovation projects. We initially adopted this approach for our UK clients, but are increasingly developing a portfolio of international clients benefiting from the programme.

“It was a pleasure to update Chris on our ongoing projects to deliver improvements to British Steel, as well as discuss future research priorities and opportunities.”

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