CAEF The European Foundry Asso­ci­ation rep­res­en­ted the interests of European foundries in Seville. Dur­ing a two-day work­shop final­ising the ques­tion­naire for data col­lec­tion in the con­text of the revi­sion of the Best Avail­able Tech­niques (BREF doc­u­ment) for foundries and smither­ies, CAEF´s focus was to provide tech­nical input as well as to avoid unne­ces­sary enhance­ment of the sur­vey. Con­sid­er­ing the involved author­it­ies rep­res­ent­at­ives´ lim­ited know­ledge of foundry-spe­cific pro­cesses, this is a chal­lenge. There­fore, CAEF is work­ing on the revi­sion in close cooper­a­tion with com­pan­ies and national foundry asso­ci­ations, but also with the related author­it­ies. To improve the BREF pro­cess, the mem­bers of the Tech­nical Work­ing Group have been invited by the Swedish Foundry Asso­ci­ation to visit some plants in Sweden.

CAEF Con­tact:

Elke Radtke
phone: +49 211 68 71 — 290