Standards in the European steel industry take a number of forms, from regulatory requirements through to opt-in technical norms used to facilitate production processes or end-user manipulation of the steel sent to them by producers.
Examples of regulatory requirements include the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Documents (BREFs). These are needed as part of the exchange of information to determine EU policies, such as the Industrial Emissions Directive.
By building a framework for the deployment of recognised standards for products and processes, the steel industry can ensure that its output is created as efficiently as possible and to the highest quality levels.
The European Steel Association (EUROFER) has just published its Annual Report for 2020.
EUROFER's Annual Report 2020 looks back at the work of the Association and the performance of the European steel industry over the past year.
Brussels, 23 January 2019 – The Quality Tracking System for steel coils project governed by the European Steel Association (EUROFER) closed today after three successful years of development and deployment. The project has contributed to the further digitalisation of the sector and has helped support the ambition to achieve the ‘zero defect vision’ for users of flat steel products.