Electron Beam Line Inaugurated
09.10.2023 - News

ArcelorMittal Construction has launched its groundbreaking Electron Beam Technology (EBT) project at the Contrisson site in France, supported by the EU Innovation Fund.

Breaking new ground in the industry and thanks to the support of the EU Innovation Fund, ArcelorMittal Construction has seamlessly integrated this technology into the coil-coating process. This revolutionary integration involves replacing traditional gas-fired paint film curing ovens and solvent incinerators with a nonthermal radiation curing EB alternative. This transformation results in net savings of over 35,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions over a decade by shifting away from natural gas. Additionally, it ensures the utilization of solvent-free paint, eliminating VOC emissions during paint curing and cross-linking.

The inauguration event featured the attendance of distinguished dignitaries and prominent industry leaders who had the unique privilege of seeing first-hand the incorporation of Electron Beam Technology into the coil-coating process.

In his keynote speech, Cédric Bouzar, CEO of ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions underscored the remarkable progress made by the company and the ever-increasing demand for steel. He also emphasized the critical role of attracting top talent to drive future success and highlighted ArcelorMittal Construction’s commitment to sustainability, with aspirations to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The event concluded with heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated teams and supporters whose invaluable contributions were instrumental in realizing this crucial project in our road towards carbon neutrality.