FB 23010, Primary metallurgy

A research block (FB) within Jernkontoret’s technical area 23, Metallurgy.

Committee Chairperson

Hanna Friberg, SSAB Special Steels AB, Oxelösund

Vice chairperson

Gunnar Lindstrand, Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta

Research Manager

Robert Vikman, Jernkontoret

Member companies

ABB AB, Västerås
Carbomax AB, Västerås
Höganäs Sweden AB, Halmstad
LKAB AB, Luleå
Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta
Ovako Bar AB, Smedjebacken
Ovako Sweden AB, Hofors
AB Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken
SSAB Europe AB, Luleå
SSAB Europe Oy, Brahestad
SSAB Special Steels AB, Oxelösund
Uddeholms AB, Hagfors

Co-opted members

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Swerim AB, Luleå

Purpose and general orientation 

This research block monitors developments in the area of scrap, scrap handling, electric arc furnace technology and its metallurgy, up to and including tapping into ladle.

  • Blast furnance
  • Scrap handling
  • Metal scrap and its quality
  • Electric arc furnace
  • Process control
  • Energy savings
  • Sustainability