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ISSF Announces Winners of the Stainless Industry Awards

Steel News - Published on Thu, 21 May 2020

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International Stainless Steel Forum has announced the winners of their Awards in the New Technology, New Development, Safety and Sustainability categories during a webinar which replaced the traditional ceremony. Due to the global pandemic, the winners have not received their plaques personally, but they will be sent to them.

Best New Technology Award
In this Award category the Jury was looking to recognise original concepts that make significant contributions in either the production methods for stainless steels or for the application of stainless steels in service.
Gold AwardColumbus Stainless, for the Turnkey Modular factory
Silver AwardPOSCO, for the Baffle integrated stainless steel fuel tank for
Bronze AwardNippon Steel Stainless Steel Corporation, for the high performance stainless steel surface mounting technology (SMT)

Best New Development Award
In this category the jury is looking for highly original concepts that promote bespoke stainless grades, have a significant global market potential and offer strong environmental improvements in terms of preservation of scarce resources and/or reduction of GHGs and/or reduction in lifetime maintenance costs.
Gold AwardPOSCO, for the stainless steel airtight
Silver AwardAustralian Stainless Steel Development Association, for the Murray Irrigation PIIOP Round 3
Bronze AwardsPOSCO, for the stainless steel wave water
Bronze AwardsAperam, for the stainless steel anemometric tower for measuring wind

Safety Awards
For awarding companies in the safety section, the jury looked for practical innovations to reduce the number of safety incidents in the workplace, develop transferrable countermeasures to avoid specific types and develop workers skills to directly reduce the number of safety incidents.
Gold AwardOutokumpu, for the Hands are not tools
Silver AwardAperam, for the Think outside of your Chair
Bronze AwardsNippon Steel Stainless Steel Corporation, for the introduction of safety passages and blind spot cameras in their outdoor loading
Bronze AwardsJFE Steel Corporation, for the use of safety training

Sustainability Awards
In this final category, the jury was looking for new developments that delivered one or more of the following improvements: a clear reduction in operational emissions (GHGs), a clear reduction in production energy intensity, an improvement in material efficiency, an investment in new processes and/or products that have a positive environmental impact, the development or enhancement of the company environmental management system.
Gold AwardNorth American Stainless, for the Development of
Silver AwardOutokumpu, for the Recycled household plastics to improve slabs
Bronze AwardAcerinox, for the Emission reduction improving office lightning by applying new technologies

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 21 May 2020
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