High-quality steels from Buderus Edelstahl prove their reliability in plastic moulds for the automotive industry, marine gear units and kitchen knives, as well as in power plant generator shafts. At the Wetzlar site, they produce tool steel, special engineering steel, open die forgings, drop forged components, hot strip, cold strip and rolled semi-finished products. Buderus Edelstahl is part of the Austrian voestalpine group and employs around 1,430 workers.
PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES SUPPLIES NEW DEDUSTING SYSTEM TO BUDERUS EDELSTAHL IN GERMANY
The new combined primary and secondary dedusting system from Primetals Technologies has been in full operation at Buderus Edelstahl GmbH in Wetzlar, Germany since February 2015. Following the original acceptance test in the fall of 2014, the system is now also cleaning the off-gases from two new ingot casting plants. With a cleaning capacity of 2.4 million working cubic meters per hour, the dedusting system is among the largest of its kind in the world.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 350000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
Iron processing around Wetzlar was commenced by industrialist Johann Wilhelm Buderus I. in 1751 already. His descendants successfully continued with this tradition and Buderus became one of the most important and together the longest-running mills in Europe.
Nevertheless the steel production started here much later, in 1920. First of all the steel making shop, hot rolling and heat treatment facility were commissioned. Production was expanded with forge and new steel plant was built in 1939. The company was then known as “Stahlwerk Buderus Röchling – Aktiengesellschaft” .
The mill was heavily damaged during the Second world war and put back into operation in 1945. Steelworks were equipped with three electric arc furnaces and 30 tons open-hearth furnace.
Strip and billet rolling mill was commissioned in 1973.
Buderus Edelstahl is currently owned by Austrian company Voestalpine AG, which took over former Böhler – Uddeholm AG.
Buderus consists of a steel mill with a focus on ingots production, stainless strips and billet rolling mill and a forge.