Arrival Day

Tuesday, 31 August

Afternoon & Evening
Registration & Welcome

After registration at the conference hotel Clarion Tyholmen, a Welcome Event wil be arranged at the restaurants Castelle & Sportsbar which are located near the waterfront on the other side of Pollen.

The Sponsor of the Welcome Event is:

Silver Sponsor: Hoesch Metallurgie GmbH, Germany


Day 1

Wednesday, 1 September - Morning Session

Sections & Topics
08:00 - 08:10
Welcome Note

Mr. Stein A. Ytterdahl, County Governor
Agder County

08:10 - 08:20
Opening Remarks

Mr. Arne Schaathun,
Chairman & Coordinator

08:20 - 08:45
The Human Factor

Special Invitee
Dr Gerd Gøtz, Director General
European Aluminium, Brussels,

Aluminium Market in Asia - Virtual Presentation
08:45 - 09:10
Secondary Aluminium Alloy Market Situation in Asia

Mr. Masao Montani, Senior Executive Officer, Daiki Aluminium
Industry Co., Ltd.

09:10 - 09:30
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor: Otto Junker GmbH

DC-Casting Technology
09:30 - 09:55
VDC Casting of Rolling Sheet Ingot with Mold Shape Control Functionality.

Casting rolling sheet ingots by using molds with dynamic rolling face’s mold walls provides many benefits to casters, rolling mills and plate machining companies. Among those are higher casting speeds, reduced butt and head’s sawing scrap, scalp chip savings and more consistent ingot stacking. A newly developed casting system by Wagstaff Inc. (Spokane, WA, USA) operates with adjustable molds, which rolling face’s mold bores are dynamically controlled using 3 active and 2 passive points on each such face. Controlled by a PLC and being a function of alloy and casting parameters, the active points move the rolling face up to a predetermined position at any particular cast length. The operational principle, results and operational potentials are presented.

Dr Ing Manfred Lueck, Area Manager Europe, Germany
Wagstaff Inc, USA

Dross Treatment
09:55 - 10:20
Will participate virtually
An update of ALTEK’s Dross Management Developments & Introduction of new Technology.

Mr James Herbert, Global Sales Director
ALTEK / Harsco Cooperation, UK

Circular Economy
10:20 - 10:45
Efficient Recycling of Contaminated Scrap

With the high End of life Recycling rates, Aluminium is a Key Contributor to Circular Economy

Mr Tom Schmidt, Sales Manager
Otto Junker GmbH

10:45 - 11:05
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor: Otto Junker GmbH

Cyber Security
11:05 - 11:30
You are the target – Cyber-attacks are getting bigger and bolder. How do we position an active defense against these threats?

Mrs Karianne Myrvold,
Communications Manager, Norway, Denmark & Iceland
TREND Micro Inc.

Removal of Trace Elements
11:30 - 11:55
Behaviour of minor elements in Al melts with Time & Temperature

A laboratory study about the fading / oxidation of specific trace elements which are new in the recycling loop and potential removal strategies, but with a special focus on “natural removal” just by refilling of crucibles, fading with time etc. The actual elements in this presentation are the well-known Sr, Ca, P, Na, but also Li, Ag.

Dr rer. nat. Volker Ohm, Technical Director,
Hoesch Metallurgie GmbH, Germany

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch at the Conference Hotel

Silver Sponsor AluMetal S.A., Poland


Day 1

Wednesday, 1 September - Afternoon Session

Distinguished Guest Speaker
13:00 - 13:40

Dr Ing. Andreas Lutzerath, Board Director

Trimet Aluminium SE, Germany

Refractory Design for DC Table Top
13:40 - 14:05
Industrial Up-Scaling and Implementation of the Electro-Magnetic Filter Priming (EMFP) System

The Electro-Magnetic Filter Priming (EMFP) system is a novel method utilizing commercial grade Ceramic Foam Filter (CFFs) during light metal filtration. The EMFP system successfully proved to be a powerful filtration method, allowing the cast house to reproduce metals cleanliness levels comparable with Deep Bed Filtration (DBF) or Metal Cartridge (MCF) at reduced capital investment and increased flexibility, adjustability, and automation.

Dr Ing Robert Fritzsch, R&D Engineer,
Pyrotek Ltd, UK

14:05 - 14:25
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor: Wagstaff Inc

Green Aluminium – Recycled Material & Quality Issues
14:25 - 14:50
The Hydro Concept: “ Reduxa & Circal “

Mr Jean-Marc Moulin, Director of Sustainability
Hydro Extruded Solutions,
Hydro BeNeLux.

14:50 - 15:15
Constellium Ultrasonic Inclusion Detection in liguid Aluminium – “Batscan”.

The presentation will highlight the capabilities of the system developed by Constellium. The return of experience based on operation in 2 plants producing can stock, will be discussed.

Mr Pierre Yves-Menet, Casting & Recycling Manager
Constellium Technology Centre

15:15 - 15:40
Intergranular Corrosion Resistant Extrusion Alloy for Automotive Application.

Dr Ing Luisa Marzoli, Deputy Director – R&D,
Trimet Aluminium SE,

15:40 - 16:00
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor: Wagstaff Inc

Critical Equipment
16:00 - 16:25
SMART Billet Casthouse

Integrated Solution for the Aluminium Recycling Industry from single business partner.

Dipl.Ing Guenter Wimroither, Area Manager
Hertwich Engineering GmbH,

Distinguished Guest Speaker - Virtual Presentation
16:25 - 17:00
Mr Tim Murray

CEO, Cardinal Virtues Consulting, USA
(Former CEO & President, ALBA – Aluminium Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain)

Close of Day 1

Social Events

Wednesday, 1 September - Afternoon & Evening

Boat trip at 17:15 hrs

Embarkation on S/S Solrik is outside the conference hotel and embarkation on M/S Nidelv is in “Pollen” 1 minute walking distance from the conference hotel. Canapes, drinks and finger food will be served onboard.

Co-sponsored by the following

Bronze Sponsors


S/S Solrik                                                                                                   MS Nidelv

After the Boat trip

Welcome drinks will be served outside Arendal Old Town Hall at 19:00 hrs. Arendal Borgerlige Millitaire in uniforms and rifles from 1700 will welcome the Delegates with a drill performance and the Distinguist Guest Speakers will ignite and fire old ship canons.

Sponsored by Bronze Sponsor

NorCast Annual Dinner at Arendal Old Town Hall at 19:45 hrs

Dress code: Smart Casual

The NorCast Dinner is sponsored by:

Joint-Gold Sponsors


Arendal Old Town Hall

Day 2

Thursday, 2 September - Morning Session

Sections & Topics
08:15 - 08:20
Opening Remarks

Mr Harald Bentzen, Casthouse Director, Hydro Extruded Solutions, Oslo & NorCast Committee Member.

08:20 - 08:35
Safety Wake UP

Mr Arild Håkonsen, Head of Technology
Hycast AS

08:35 - 09:00
LME Aluminium Update & Forward Projections

Mr Marian Scheffer, Analyst – Metal Sourcing & Trading, Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo.

Grain Refiners & Metal Cleanliness - Virtual Presentation
09:00 - 09:25
Improving liquid Metal Cleanliness by Optimised addition of high efficiency Optifine Grain Refiner.

Mr John Courtenay, Chairman & Co-owner
MQP Ltd,

09:25 - 09:45
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor: CETAG GmbH

Master alloys & Grainrefiners - Impact on the aluminium industry
09:45 - 10:10
Mega Trend in Automotive and the Impact on Aluminium Industry. Master alloys & Grainrefiners links to the megatrends in automotive industry.

The presentation will describe the “Mega Trend” and highlight and discuss which opportunities and threats the megatrend may bring to the production of Aluminium Semi Products and Recycling of Aluminium

Mrs Agnieszka Drzyzdzyk, President of the Management Board.
AluMetal S.A,

Casthouse Panel – “Lessons learned”
10:10 - 10:55
The Panel will present a few “lessons learned” and invite the audience for discussions.

The Panel consists of the following members:

Dr.Ing. Thomas Ludwig, Hydro Høyanger, Norway
Dr. Ing. Aida Bermudez, Alcoa Lista, Norway
Dipl. Ing. Dr mont Bernd Prillhofer, AMAG Casting GmbH, Austria
Mr. Nicolas Ligonesche, Trimet France

Chair of Panel: Mr Stian Rørvik
Committee Member & Head of Customer Technical Support – Sheet
Ingot & Foundry Alloys, Hydro Aluminium AS, Oslo

10:55 - 11:15
Coffee Break (20 min)

Bronze Sponsor: CETAG GmbH

Distinguished Guest Speaker
11:15 - 11:55
Mr Rob van Gils, CEO & Managing Partner

Hammerer Aluminium Industries GmbH,

11:55 - 12:20
AlMgty – From Sand Casting to 3D Printing.

The evolution of high end sand cast Aluminium-Magnesium alloys to innovative applications in 3D-Printing.

Dipl.Ing Henning Fehrmann, CEO and Owner
Dipl.Ing Rudiger Franke, Head of Metal Technology


Aviation – Airbus Technology, Germany
12:20 - 12:45
Lightweight Materials Technology for Aerospace.

Concerning the race from metallic materials and polymer composites, it seems there is a big chance for a new light weight technology in the future aerospace products again. The general challenge is therefore to provide integrated material-technologies solutions by considering all operational steps of the whole value added chain by ensuring that targeted structure properties are received.

Special Invitee:
Dr. Ing. Blanka Lenczowski
Materials Trust Deputy & Senior Expert Material Technology

Summary and Close of Conference
Lunch at the Conference Hotel

Sponsored by Silver Sponsor: MQP Ltd