Aluminium is a relatively young metal in that two hundred years ago no one knew that it existed. It was not until 1825 that Hans Christian Oersted, professer of phisics at the University of Copenhagen managed to produce the first few milligrams of pure aluminium in his laboratory.
It took a further thirty years after Oersted´s original research effors for H. Saint-Claire Deville to produce a slightly larger sample of the pure metal and this was exhibited as a small bar at the Paris Exhibition of 1855 next to crown jewels of France.
Two members of INSERTEC R&D Team will attend the most important worldwide Congres on refractories, UNITECR (TEchnical Conference on Refractories).Event board is composed by main refractories associations, GRA (Germany), TARJ (japón), ACERS (US & Canadá), ALAFAR (Latin-América), and recently CCS from (China), PRE from (UE) and IRMA from (India).
Its celebration every two years takes place in America, Europa and Asia, alternatively. After last congress in Victoria, Canada in 2013, Vienna has been selected as place for current event.
From 15th to 18th of September.