The first ever Kanthal Award went to ArcelorMittal for its innovative use of Kanthal APMT™ rollers. By excluding water cooling in the process, ArcelorMittal managed to significantly reduce energy consumption, thereby contributing to a sustainable reduction in energy use. The prize was presented at the recently completed Thermprocess exhibition in Germany.

The annual Kanthal Award will be open for nominations in the fall of 2015. A jury will present the award to the nominee that has found an innovative and sustainable way to use products or services related to thermal processing and improvements to health and safety.

The Kanthal Award includes a prize sum of 5,000 euros, which is to be donated to a charitable organization that supports the same criteria the Kanthal Award is based on – sustainability, health and safety. Arcelor Mittal will donate their award to the French bone-marrow organization France Greffe de Moelle.

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