Over 170 delegates from 24 countries attended EGGA Assembly 2016 in Sevilla, 6-9 June 2016 to hear the latest developments in Europe’s batch hot dip galvanizing industry. The event was held in conjunction with the Spanish national association (ATEG) and delegates visited Spanish galvanizing plants operated by ATEG members.
Conference sessions covered market applications, process technology, regulatory issues and commercial aspects of the industry. Panel discussions on (i) market research into attitudes and motivations of coating specifiers and (ii) future demand from the solar power industry stimulated much debate amongst delegates. A detailed explanation of the ongoing revision of the EC BREF note for Ferrous Metal Processing and its importance in defining future environmental controls for galvanizing plants was given by Gabriele Klein of the EU JRC-IPPC Bureau.
Assembly 2016 also provided valuable networking opportunities for suppliers of plant, equipment and other services for the industry.
EGGA Assemblies are a benefit of membership of national galvanizing industry associations. EGGA Assembly 2017 will be held in the Nordic Countries – date and venue to be announced soon.
Sponsors of Assembly 2016 were: W. Pilling, Rezinal, Scheffer, Hasco-Thermic, Gimeco Impianti, Asturiana de Zinc S.A.U. and Zinco UK.