The congress was a resounding success, with 90 delegates representing 20 companies from 13 countries around the world. Outotec personnel, together with congress delegates, gave presentations covering the full portfolio of Ausmelt TSL smelting process applications, including copper, lead, tin, nickel, and zinc. The technology can process both primary and secondary feed materials, including zinc residues, slags, secondary copper, e-waste and lead battery paste.
The event was hosted by KCM 2000 AD, a leading producer of non-ferrous and precious metals in southeastern Europe and the Black Sea region. KCM 2000 AD was established in 2000 and manages a portfolio of companies operating in the field of non-ferrous metals production and trade, as well as industrial engineering and related services. As part of the congress, delegates had the opportunity to visit KCM’s new Ausmelt TSL lead smelter, which is one of Outotec’s newest Ausmelt smelters.
Congress delegates appreciated the opportunity to come together and are already looking forward to the next congress in 2021.
The Ausmelt TSL process was invented in the 1970s by Dr. John Floyd of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. It is a bath smelting technology that is suitable for a wide range of non-ferrous metal applications. Outotec acquired the technology in 2010 and continues to offer it from its office in Melbourne, Australia.