METAFO fair is the largest fair of IRAN. This has been the twelfth edition. In 2014 doubled participation and designated space for the this Fair. FUNDIGEX has participated, on behalf of the ICEX in a grouped stand with Basque companies.INSERTEC, had its own stand.
Since 15 years ago in Iran, The foundry has been growing, espacially the sector of steel and aluminium parts:
The production of casting can be decomposed into:
- 70% Iron Casting
- 8% steel parts.
- 10% aluminium
- 12% are castings of other non-ferrous materials.
70% of Iron castings goes to the automotive sector, which is growing in Iran and moves a significant volume of business.
In 2013, a reduction of iron furnace was located in Galdakao (Bizkaia-Spain). This building,is the largest in Europe, with 5.5 meters tall and 4 wide, this large furnace that was based on the manual work against others later which were helped from the force of the water was really great.
Before the revolution industrial, at the beginning of the 19th century, this metal (Iron) also was very importan in Basque country life. The iron was good, had little phosphorus, for this reason they could manufacture more flexible tools. They obtaining the Iron through these funaces drilled on the slopes. They pouring the mineral into the furnace and with the heat were obtained iron in one side and slag on the other.
Researchers have given them the name of “BASQUE FURNACE”. In fact, compared with other structures, the zone have walls curved – the European are straight- and channel which gives air is located on one side rather than in the center of the bottom.
We consider an interesting news, because we can see that this town has its history very linked to the iron, also seemed a curosity that one of the locations of INSERTEC was in this town.
INSERTEC returns this year to the 23rd International Recycled Aluminum Conference, managed by Metal Bulletin Events. The conference took place in Madrid (Hotel Meliá) from16th of November to 18th .
Victor, Enrique, Alfonso and Oscar along the stand
The main value of the congress has been once more the networking possibilities.
Insertec participates as a Bronce Sponsor
The evaluation this year has been very positive, because of the number and quality of the contacts that we have done.
The main sponsor of the event has been Hydro.
Other participant firms include Hencon (NL), Redwave (AT), SciAps, Inc. (USA), Thermo Scientific (USA) and Tomra Sorting Recycling (NO).