Increased cooling capacity for larger cooling pieces

After 3 years of experience and use of the ILTEC System, a modification in terms of additional cooling water tanks has been conducted.

The two installed water tanks can decrease the temperature peaks and makes casting of larger pieces possible at keeping the unique properties:

  • best thermal conductivity
  • best metallurgical bond
  • best recyclability

Learn more about our superior cast-in copper pipe coolers at:


We are looking forward to casting YOUR products !

26.02.2021 09:15

Successful commissioning of ILTEC System

Successful commissioning of ILTEC cooling

Safe cooling of two converter lances 

Since October 2020, the lances of two converters are cooled with ILTEC to improve safety and production efficiency at Heesung PMTech in Korea. A test in December 2019 proved that the converting rate could be enhanced by a safe lowering the lance level. For the permanent cooling of the lances a small and compact system has now been delivered.

More information about the ILTEC Technology: 

Download ILTEC presentation

19.11.2020 13:13

Top of styria - Innovation award 2020

Top of styria - Innovation award 2020

2nd Place for Mettop 

Since 1994 the magazine top of styria has been published once a year with the turnover ranking of the 100 largest companies in Styria. Since 2000 a renowned top of styria jury has been choosing the TOPS of styria, outstanding entrepreneurial personalities. 

This year Dr. Iris Filzwieser was awarded second place, we congratulate her warmly. 

Read more at: 

09.11.2020 13:43

Safe and healthy office environment

Safe and healthy office environment

An additional step to contain the COVID-19 pandemic

Mettop allows its employees to have an antigen test every two weeks, on a voluntary basis.

Under the medical supervision of Dr. Heide Tesar, a nose and throat tapping is carried out and the test result is available after only a few minutes.

With this measure, and of course by adhering to the general distance and mask regulations, we are all making our contribution to containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

22.10.2020 09:23

Brochure Product Portfolio NEW 2020

Brand new product brochure 2020

Intercompany competence in metallurgy and recycling

We are proud to present our new intercompany brochure 

Download the brochure here and contact us directly for any request. 

Download product brochure 2020 

Many thanks to Brainsworld for the design and support (www.brainsworld.com)                                  

09.10.2020 08:04

ILTEC System - Ready for shipping

ILTEC System - Ready for shipping

ILTEC system ready for shipment to a new customer in Asia.

The ionic liquid cooling technolgy enables a safe cooling of a submerged lance of a TBRC converter. More pictures after start up and commissioning. 

06.10.2020 10:34

UrbanGold awarded with the 3rd Place of the Houska award

Houska Price 2020 - 3rd place

We are delighted to inform you about UrbanGold winning the 3rd place of the Houska award – the audience award, which was decided for the first time by means of a public online voting – for the project "Efficient and environmentally friendly e-waste recycling" in the category "Research & Development in SMEs".

Sincere gratulations to the team of UrbanGold !

See the full video at: 


30.09.2020 07:21

Nomination of UrbanGold for Houska Award

25.08.2020 Nomination of UrbanGold for the Houska Award

We sincerely congratulate UrbanGold on its nomination for the Houska Award 2020.

The project "Boosting E-Waste Recycling" of UrbanGold could qualify in the category "Research & Development in SMEs" as one of five nominated projects for the final of the Houska Award ceremony.

Link to Video:


Vote for Public award: 


Link to UrbanGold: www.urbangold.at 

26.03.2020 10:22

Purchase order for cathode spacers

27.02.2020 Mettop erhält Auftrag für "Cathode Spacers"

Mettop erhielt einen Auftrag für ein Kathoden-Abstandshalter-System. Von Mettop entwickelte Kathodenabstandshalter sind eine effektive Möglichkeit, die Produktivität einer bestehenden Elektrolyse um bis zu 3% zu erhöhen! Das kundenspezifische Abstandhalter-System, das auf getesteten, langlebigen Materialien und optimierten Geometrien basiert, wird als Komplettpaket geliefert und von Mettop installiert.

Lesen Sie mehr über unsere "Cathode Spacers" unter: 


27.03.2020 08:12

Mettop Academy

Mettop Academy

New opportunity for training and seminars 2020

According to the principle "to know is better than to guess", the newly developed Mettop Academy will offer a wide range of practice-oriented training courses and seminars on various topics of non-ferrous metallurgy starting next year, combining experience and knowledge with modern data research. You can find more information on our homepage and our employee, Martina Rath, will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We would be pleased to welcome you at a workshop.

For more information and for subscribing to seminars, please click here.

17.12.2019 08:21

ACR Beiratspräsidentin Iris Filzwieser

Iris Filzwieser becomes ACR President 

The research network Austrian Cooperative Research brought innovative companies before the curtain at an awards ceremony. 

Iris Filzwieser will be on stage next year. The Styrian metallurgist, company boss and mother of four becomes ACR President.

More information!

10.10.2019 11:10



Visit one of our presentations during the METEC time: 

EMC 2019, Monday 24th of June: 

  • 11:50, Room 6: Innovative Solutions in Non-Ferrous Production Lines 
  • 14:35, Room 3: UrbanGold Technology - the solution for an economical and sustainable recycling of electronic scrap
  • 15:25, Room 4: ILTEC – Mettop´s Revolutionary and SafeCooling Solution

EMC 2019, Tuesday 25th of June: 
  • 17:10, Room 4: Furnace Integrity of electric furnaces– symbiosis of process, cooling, refractory lining and furnace design

Read more 

ESTAD, 2019 Tuesday 25th of June: 
  • 16:40, Room 15: ILTEC - Revolutionary and safe cooling solution for the iron and steel industry

Read more 

17.06.2019 15:20

Versatile commitment

Sponsorship of the U9 handball team of the Union Juri Leoben

Sport and regionality - things that are very important for Mettop. These are just two of the reasons why the company's logo recently adorns the jerseys of the players of the U9 team. On Saturday 27 April 2019, they successfully competed in a tournament.

We wish the U9 as well as the whole team of Union Juri Leoben all the best and a successful, but above all injury-free, season!

29.04.2019 16:08

Start-Up Werkstatt

Support for founders

Having a business idea in mind is good. Putting a business idea on paper in the form of a business concept and formulating it is even better. But it is best to implement and realize a business idea.

The START UP WERKSTATT LEOBEN offers potential founders, committed lateral thinkers and interested students the perfect opportunity to develop their own start-up with the corresponding business concept (further) within 48 hours free of charge together with experts and successful entrepreneurs.

Read more 

29.03.2019 12:25

ISIJ Delegation in Düsseldorf

Presenting the ILTEC Technology to a Japanese Delegation

On 7th of March 2019, a Japanese delegation of altogether 13 people visited the SMS group for gaining more in depth knowledge about latest technical achievements regarding refractory material and furnace integrity. Seizing this opportunity the visitors from different steel companies were brought in contact with the ILTEC Technology, for safe and water free cooling. Dr. Martina Hanel and Mr. Hannes Joubert from Mettop and PolyMet Solutions respectively where presenting the technology with all it´s benefits and we are loo king forward to more in depth discussion about ILTEC in Japanese steel plants for different applications.

19.03.2019 07:22

International Woman´s Day

Girls Unitech on the International Woman’s Day

On the 8th of march the international woman’s day took place and the Montanuniversität decided to host a special open house day just for girls. Rector Eichlseder and the vice rector Mühlburger welcomed the girls in the Aula. At the event there very many fascinating, female guests from the industry, the research area and students. After a short round of introduction, our visitors had the chance to mingle and ask all the representatives their questions. The evening ended with snacks and drinks. The study program of metallurgy was represented by Dr. Martina Hanel from the industry and Dipl.-Ing. Nora Fuchs from the research area.   

We want to thank for the organization of the event and are looking forward to seeing some of the guests later on at the university.

12.03.2019 10:18

Learn from professionals

Learn from professionals

Workshop: Site Management

On 14th of February, the mixed team of people of the companies Mettop, PolyMet Solutions and UrbanGold had the great chance to get taught the most essential things regarding site management.

Held by Mr. Hans Dietmaier from the company HMD Consulting, the workshop was intended to give professional insight to site management based on long years of experience.

The participants absorbed all the information provided and however, had one or the other laugh with all the practical examples and use cases.

The entire team would like to thank Mr. Dietmaier for this very comprehensive and interesting workshop.

For more information about HMD consulting visit http://www.hmd-consulting.at

16.02.2019 09:55


Thinking out of the box  

Rapid but systematic cooling of Al-alloy ingots with ILTEC

At the moment the fields of application for the ILTEC Technology are further widened, at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Chair of Nonferrous Metallurgy. 

In order to create defined amounts and distribution of precipitation phases in different aluminum alloys, lab scale tests are performed in the labs of the Montanuniversität. With our small ILTEC test facility, the Al-alloy ingots are casted at different cooling rates realized by modification of the mould preheating temperatures and the heat removal with the ILTEC facility. By precise temperature measurements within the casted ingot piece and a subsequent microscopic analyses and mechanical testing, the optimized cooling conditions can be defined. 

Industrial scale implementation of these test results can lead to improved process routes and finally to better qualities of casted aluminum products.


30.10.2018 17:22

Beitrag LE-Stadtmagazin

Newspaper article in the LE Stadtmagazin

Read the success story of Mettop in the local newspaper

In the September edition of the LE Stadtmagazin, under the category economic activity the success story of Mettop, PolyMet Solutions and UrbanGold was printed.

 (Foto: Brainsworld)

 Read full article at:


15.10.2018 11:09

Faces of Metallurgy

Faces of Metallurgy

Interview of Dr. Martina Hanel as start of the interview series "Faces of Metallurgy". 

With the aim of giving young people more insights about the job description and the daily business of a metallurgist, the Department of Metallurgy at the Montanuniversität Leoben started an interview series with well-known people of this profession. The "Faces of Metallurgy" should prevent stereotypes in terms of metallurgy being dirty and dangerous and should act as an inspiration for pupils and students.  

Special thanks to Birgit Hechtl for the interview,
for more information and videos see Metallurgie Montanuniversität Leoben on Facebook.

Link to video: 


17.09.2018 13:35

Final Inspection of tankhouse cells and crane

Final Inspection of tankhouse cells and crane

Visit at our suppliers in Poland and Germany for our Russian customer

For our customer we designed and ordered tankhouse cells with respect to using our patented METTOP-BRX Technology for superior output in the copper tankhouse. The final inspection revealed excellent quality and accuracy for our customer.

Also the crane was of extraordinary quality thanks to our German manufacturer.

We are looking forward to further inspecting all components and to finally start-up the copper recycling plant with the tankhouse designed by Mettop.

12.07.2018 14:24


AISTech 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


From May 7th – May 9th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The conference was featuring more than 550 technical sessions and Mettop contributed by writing a paper and giving an oral presentation about the ILTEC Technology for use in EAF.

We would like to congratulate the AIST organising committee for this successful event and look forward to attending the AISTech 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

More Information about AISTech 2018:


Download Presentation: 


11.05.2018 11:13



Exchange of Information and Ideas in Leoben

On 13th of April 2018 , Mr. Kartick Chandra Khan, Deputy General Manager from the TRL Krosaki payed a visit at our office in Leoben. During his journey through Europe, there was also the chance to visit Mettop´s headquarter including the new meeting room above the roofs of Leoben but also taking a look around the beautiful city centre of Leoben.

During the meeting potential collaboration projects were evaluated and we are looking forward to further discussions.

We thank you for the interesting and open exchange and we wish Mr. Kartick Chandra Khan a good journey home, meet you next time in India.

17.04.2018 09:35

Classy ambience for our customers

Classy ambience for our customers 

New conference room above the city roofs of Leoben

From now on our customers, business partners and all our employees can gather in the classy ambience on the third floor of the building in a circle under the dome. The octagonal middle room offers the newest communication techniques and the spatial extension enables achieving together our greater goals.

 Unofficially, but however proud, we did inaugurate this premises and further we are looking forward to welcoming you in our copula.

18.03.2018 10:00

Three-day retreat 2017 of Mettop, PolyMet Solutions and UrbanGold

Group-wide strategy meeting, team-building and Christmas celebration

From the 12th until the 15th of December the team of all three companies has been reviewing the past year and developed the strategy for the upcoming years. Therefore we gathered in the nostalgic premises of the Almhüttendorf “Mei Zeit“ at the Turracher Höhe developed concepts in order to be forearmed for tomorrow's challenges.

Apart from professional issues common sportive activities were not neglected. Therefore at wintry conditions the perfectly prepared ski slopes were explored and finally the joint Christmas celebration marked a crowning end of these three days.

The entire team would like to extend our thanks to all our business partners and customers for the good cooperation and we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, prosperous New Year!

16.12.2017 12:14

Absolvententreffen 2017

An annual fixed point in the pre-Christmas period - graduate meeting 2017

Thuesday, 23th November: like every year, on the day before the traditional “Ledersprung”, the annual graduate meeting took place. At the premises of the Montanuniversität Leoben and organised by the Alumni Club Leoben there was the chance to meet with former fellow students and colleagues but also to make new contacts in a pleasant ambience.

The excellent organisation made this event to a successful and joyful evening, that’s why more than 250 guest participated, amongst them many of professors and graduates with matriculation numbers from 1948 to 2012.

We would like to thank the organising committee for this wonderful tradition and are looking forward to participating next year.

For more information see:


10.12.2017 18:22

Visit of Mr. Adam Purkis from PASAR

Evaluation of future collaboration in Leoben

On 25th of October, Mr. Adam Purkis from the Philippine Associated Smelting & Refining Corp. (PASAR) payed a visit at our office in Leoben. During his journey through Europe, there was also the chance to visit Mettop´s reference plant for the ILTEC Technology in Norway, for getting a personal impression of how the technology is performing during operation.

During the meeting and while having typically Austrian “Krapfen” new projects were evaluated and we are looking forward to all the upcoming projects together with PASAR.

We wish Mr. Purkis a good journey home, meet you next time at the Philippines. 

27.10.2017 12:01

Graduation ceremony for the first year group of the Delta Academy

How time flies. 

The Delta Academy is an initiative of the Montanuniversität Leoben for developing the future generation of managers. Iris Filzwieser supported this high-quality and extracurricular training for selected university students of the Montanuniversität Leoben as being a member of the advisory committee. With a smile in one eye and a tear in the other the first year group was graduated and send out into the world, but however, the continuation of this project already started with the second year group.

For more information regarding the topic Delta Academy see: http://deltaakademie.unileoben.ac.at

04.10.2017 10:41

Mettop trifft auf Wirtschaftsministerium

Mettop trifft auf Wirtschaftsministerium 

Am Donnerstag letzter Woche, am 07.09.2017, wurde Dr. Iris Filzwieser die Ehre zuteil, das Unternehmen Mettop als herausragendes Beispiel für Unternehmensgründung aus Hochschulen und Forschungseinrichtungen vorzustellen. Die Initiative der „Spin-off Austria“ soll dazu beitragen, Unternehmensgründungen von jungen Forscherinnen und Forschern anzukurbeln und Forschungsergebnisse in konkrete Geschäftsideen zu gießen. Dafür war neben vielen anderen interessierten Teilnehmern Wissenschafts- und Wirtschaftsminister Harald Mahrer zu Gast dieses Pressegesprächs in Wien mit dem übergeordneten Ziel die Lücke zwischen Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft weiter zu füllen.

 Zum vollständigen Artikel folgen Sie diesem Link:


11.09.2017 08:19

EMC 2017

感谢您在莱比锡的 EMC 2017 会议中光临我们的展位!

作为铜工程领域的领先专家,Mettop 与 PolyMet Solutions 和 SMS 集团一起在德国莱比锡的 EMC 2017 展位上进行了展示,并受到大量关注。来自奥地利的友善热情和我们代表的专业性在会议的众多国际访客中受到高度重视,并举办了许多有趣的对话以及专业的技术讨论。

有关 Mettop 推出的新技术的深入信息,请参阅下载页面的出版物:



期待与您在 2019 年杜塞多夫再次相见……

03.07.2017 10:45

ESTAD 2017,奥地利维也纳

投稿参与 ESTAD 2017:

6 月 26 日至 29 日,第 3 届欧洲钢铁技术与应用日在奥地利维也纳举行。 

这次会议总计有 1100 多名参加者,共有超过 64 个覆盖全钢铁生产线的研讨会,涉及轧制、表面技术、钢材以及环境和能源方面。Mettop 参与了此次会议,针对 ILTEC 技术撰写了论文并进行了口头展示介绍。

我们祝贺组委会成功举办此次活动,期待参加德国杜塞尔多夫的第四届 ESTAD 2019。 

 更多关于 ESTAD 2017 的信息:




03.07.2017 09:51

即将到来:EMC 2017

即将到来——德国莱比锡 EMC 2017


EMC 2017 将于 6 月 26 日至 28 日在德国莱比锡举行。Mettop 的团队将出席展会,回答所有可能出现的问题,并告知您我们的产品和最新的发展。有关详细的技术信息,请参加我们的三个技术演示之一:

  • 关于使用 METTOP-BRX-Technology 操作超过 400 A /m² 电流密度的铜电解精炼罐的常见问题
  • 关于使用 METTOP-BRX-Technology 操作超过 400 A /m² 电流密度的铜电解精炼罐的常见问题 
  • 炉体完整性 - Mettop 应对当今的挑战的整体方法
  • ILTEC - Mettop 的革命性和安全冷却解决方案


20.06.2017 14:47

Montanwerke Brixlegg 研讨会


2017 年 5 月 2 日至 4 日在 Montanwerke Brixlegg 的铜电解技术研讨会

五月初,来自世界各地的电解技术领域的专家聚集在奥地利小城,即位于蒂罗尔州的布里克斯莱格 (Brixlegg) 。Montanwerke Brixlegg 公司被阿尔卑斯山美丽的风景所环绕,在这里,PolyMet Solutions GmbH、SMS 集团、AD Hydromet、Limpact 和 Mettop GmbH 的员工坐在一起,分享他们渊博的知识。

在研讨会中,与会者有机会在工厂访问期间体验先进的 METTOP-BRX 技术进行的电解优化。

所有参加者都很享受这次气氛热烈的专业交流,并衷心感谢 Montanwerke Brixlegg 的热情好客。  

08.05.2017 08:49

3 月 8 日国际妇女节活动:公司访问

3 月 8 日国际妇女节活动:公司访问


为了鼓励女性建立企业,Mettop 的首席财务官兼联合创始人  Iris Filzwieser 对她的日常业务给出了有趣的见解。来自不同经济部门的受邀女性认真听取了 Iris Filzwieser 的讲解,说明她如何管理成为四个孩子的母亲和经营公司之间的平衡。


21.03.2017 13:02

TMS 2017

投稿参与 TMS 2017:

第 146 届 TMS 会议(矿物、金属和材料学会年会与展览)于 2 月 26 日至 3 月 2 日在加利福尼亚州圣地亚哥举行。

这次会议在所有五个 TMS 技术部门规划的 11 个技术讲座中举办了超过 65 次专题研讨会。Mettop 参与了此次会议,针对 METTOP-BRX 技术撰写了论文并进行了口头展示介绍。

我们祝贺 TMS 组委会成功举办此次活动,并期待参加亚利桑那州凤凰城的 TMS 2018。

 有关 TMS 2017 的更多信息:




06.03.2017 09:12





20.12.2016 10:12



作为铜工程领域的领先专家,Mettop 与 PolyMet Solutions 和 SMS 集团一起在神户举办的第九届国际铜会的展位进行展示,并受到大量关注。来自奥地利的友善热情和我们代表的专业性在会议的众多国际访客中受到高度重视,并举办了许多有趣的对话以及专业的技术讨论。

有关 Mettop 推出的新技术的深入信息,请参阅下载页面的出版物:



期待与您在 2019 年温哥华再次相见……

07.12.2016 07:41

第九届国际铜会 (Copper 2016)——欢迎光临我们的展位

即将到来——日本神户第九届国际铜会 (Copper 2016)


第九届国际铜会 (Copper 2016) 将于11 月 13 日-16 日在日本神户市召开。Mettop 的团队将出席展会,回答所有可能出现的问题,并告知您我们的产品和最新的发展。有关详细的技术信息,请参加我们的三个技术演示之一:

  • 关于使用 METTOP-BRX-Technology 操作超过 400 A /m² 电流密度的铜电解精炼罐的常见问题
  • 炉体完整性 - Mettop 应对当今的挑战的整体方法
  • ILTEC - Mettop 的革命性和安全冷却解决方案


07.12.2016 07:49



签订首个 UrbanGold 项目的合同

Mettop 有限公司、SMS 集团和 PolyMet Solutions GmbH 签署了第一个 UrbanGold 项目的合同,其中包括为绿色未来打造的新型回收工厂的整体工程。该项目将确保有一支高素质的团队可利用最现代化的贵金属工厂来应对未来的电子废物数量。


15.12.2016 10:08



经过长时间的艰苦工作,在耗尽我们"最后一点耐心"之前,我们终于完成了任务,在 10 月 14 日星期五,经过完全修改和重新设计的网站提交上线。整个 Mettop 团队与设计机构 Brainsworld 的团队一起,等待 12:30 的官方倒计时,并庆祝了这一重大时刻。
Mettop 感谢所有参与的人员,特别感谢设计公司 Brainsworld 的伟大团队带来的出色合作!


06.12.2016 08:44

Houska 奖提名

Houska 奖提名 


在 2015 年,Mettop 凭借无水冷却技术 ILTEC 申请了 Houska 奖,并被提名为奥地利最高奖项的五名候选人 之一。今年"BC基金会"首次决定不仅授予学术研究成果,还决定针对中小企业 (SME) 出色的研究开发给予奖励。 

五名团队成员为提名深感自豪,于 2016 年 4 月 28 日前往维也纳颁奖仪式。


07.12.2016 07:49