Sustainability, CO2 reduction, Energy cost reduction are very hot themes, now and in the future. ` The situation is complex and the impact on a global scale is important with extensive variation between the continents. Europe will play an important role with the “Green deal” and even in Europe there exist differences between countries and regions. The themes are extremely important for the Heat Treaters, both independent and captive. Compared to other sectors, the heat treatment sector has a relative high cost of energy, labour and tooling. In many cases the processes are fixed or semi-fixed, so that the possibilities of action are restricted, and it makes the heat treatment sector extremely dependant of the evolution in the other sectors and the Customer base.
Therefore, the Association de Traitement Thermique et de Traitement de Surface (A3TS) and Vereniging voor Warmtebehandelingstechniek (VWT) took the decision to organize a full day on it. During that day, a coverage will be given on the different aspects with 7 presentations coming out of industry and research. They will highlight their approach and sharing some examples of solution. It is also a unique opportunity to share experiences between the participants.