STAHL + TECHNIK is the German-language trade journal for steel production, processing, application technology, innovation and management.

The target groups are steel production companies, steel processing companies (from hot and cold rolling to surface finishing), steel processing companies (forming, joining, sheet metal processing), the supply industry, universities, technical colleges and associations.


Frequency of publication: 8 issues 2021
3rd year of publication 

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Ad closing date: 14 January | Printing material: 18 January | Publication date: 02 February


plant engineering

- Automated measuring and sampling process in the steelworks
- Digital gas control automates melt treatment
- Operation of reheating furnaces with up to 100% hydrogen as fuel gas
- High-performance hot strip mill for a wide range of quality flat products
- Modernisation of a rod mill
- Wear-resistant materials for wheel blast machines

steel strip production

- Important milestone in tinplate production in Belarus
- AlSi strip coating in the new cold strip mill
- Heat-to-coat strip galvanising process saves 31 % CO2

steel processing

- "Pay-per-part" instead of machine purchase or leasing
- Ready-to-process airbag tubes for automotive suppliers worldwide
- Robots for the production of the new Fiat 500 and the mobility of the future
- Robot-assisted press automation

steel trade - steel distribution - steel service

- First CO2-neutral reinforcing steel trader in Germany
- Short length production at bright steel producer Steeltec
- Premium trading house for steel pipes, pipe fittings and accessories celebrates anniversary
- The new European e-auction platform Vanilla Steel for steel of all kinds


Ad closing date: 11 February | Printing material: 16 February | Publication date: 02 March


special topic tubes

- Drive retrofit for higher quality welded precision steel tubes
- Targeted heat treatment of heavy large-diameter pipes
- Innovation boost in the production of seamless tubes
- How tube bending processes accompany the change to e-mobility

continuous casting

- Flexible quality evaluation and offline simulations of slab production
- Billet production in continuous operation from the first melt onwards
- Modernisation of an ESP thin slab plant

surface treatment

- Wear resistant materials for shot blast machines - Part 2

heat treatment

- Heat treatment of heavy plate
- Process and quality reliability in the heat treatment of bar steel

steel processing

- High-tech high-bay warehouse for booming online trade
- Automated production of wire mesh gutters for building installation

steel trade - steel distribution - steel service

- Electric platform truck for the transport of bright steel


Ad closing date: 16 March | Printing material: 18 March | Publication date: 06 April



p r e v i e w
HÜTTENTAG online on april 15, 2021


- thyssenkrupp continues to implement steel strategy 20-30
- Digitalisation: Increasing number of suppliers and customers rely on fledgling digital platforms

steel production

- New wet electrostatic precipitator system for BOF primary gas cleaning

pig iron and raw materials

- Compact pelletising plant with circular kiln
surface treatment

surface treatment

- Wear resistant materials for shot blast machines - Part 3

control - automation - quality assurance

- The special features of the short-circuit test on three-phase arc furnaces
- Non-destructive testing of long and flat products

steel processing

- DELA Flanschen modernises its cut-to-size production machinery
- 400-tonne equipment for steel decking and other parts for scaffolding

steel trade - steel distribution - steel service

- Always reinvented in 125 years - thyssenkrupp Schulte celebrates anniversary
- Optimised logistics with narrow-aisle high-bay warehouse





Ad closing date: 21 April | Printing material: 23 April | Publication date: 11 May


environmental protection

- Cooling and dedusting system at the sintering plant: More energy and fewer emissions

steel production

- First green steel mill for long products in China
- Next step towards the smart factory: thyssenkrupp digitalises cooling of steel coils in Hohenlimburg


- Processing of briquetted sponge iron in the blast furnace to improve the carbon footprint
- Upgrading a VD plant to the world's largest VOD plant

forging technology

- Heavy-duty manipulators for large ring rolling mill

steel materials

- Modelling of the mechanical properties of high-strength water-quenched and tempered structural steels
- High-strength special steels in machining test

steel processing

- Medidur for additive manufacturing: Nickel-free steel powder for medical applications
- Facades and roofs: Steel opens up new design possibilities for architects
- Torch-integrated welding fume extraction

steel trade - steel distribution - steel service

- Climate-neutral steel as a new brand
- Inventory trading: Decoupling demand and supply from financing

hüttentag online

- What experts and participants discussed on 15 April 2021


Ad closing date: 02 June | Printing material: 04 June | Publication date: 22 June


steel production

CO2 reduction at the blast furnace by using process gases  
The dry reforming process allows the conversion of coke oven gas into a hot reduction gas or synthesis gas containing large amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This synthesis gas can be injected into the blast furnace at the blow mould or at the shaft level. A pilot plant is to go into operation as early as this summer.

Roadmap to climate-friendly steel production  
Decarbonising the steel industry is a "project of the century". The range of technical solutions to further reduce CO2 emissions in the mills includes aggregates that can be used on today's routes and also "future technology" based entirely on green hydrogen. What seems to be most appealing are offers that are suitable for a gradual conversion of production. For example, furnaces have been developed that process recycled scrap in addition to liquid pig iron. In addition, digitalisation solutions are available that show emissions for individual coils.

thyssenkrupp Steel modernises the Beekerwerth steelworks  
thyssenkrupp Steel has taken delivery of a gigantic ladle transport crane for the steelworks in Duisburg-Beekerwerth. With a span of 40 m, it has a load capacity of 390 tonnes in a two-girder design. As a centre crane, the crane will serve the two continuous slab casters in the casting hall of the Oxygen steelworks 2 at the Thyssenkrupp Stahl casting plant in Duisburg-Beekerwerth. Almost 70 ladles are lifted here every day.


Reducing maintenance costs in the rolling mill by paying more attention to bearings  
In a bar rolling mill, the replacement of plain bearings with spherical roller bearings led to annual savings in the five-digit range. The failures on a conveyor belt in the cooling section were reduced from an average of six per year to zero. In another case, regular failures of rolling bearings at a wire manufacturer could be traced back to incorrect intermediate rings. Training on correct bearing mounting saved the rolling mill considerable maintenance costs.

band systems

Capacity increase and expansion of product range to include automotive grades  
ArcelorMittal is expanding the Vega cold strip complex in São Francisco do Sul, Brazil. The aim is to increase the capacity of the pickling/tandem mill by 640,000 tonnes per year and to expand the product portfolio to include ultra-high-strength steel strip for the automotive industry. For this purpose, the existing cold rolling mill will be rebuilt, a new universal annealing and hot-dip galvanising line as well as a recoiling and inspection line will be integrated into the plant.

automotive - leightweight construction

Lightweight construction for the mobility of tomorrow  
Materials competence and expertise in metal processing are constantly making new lightweight construction solutions possible, be it through the development of particularly hard steels, the right alloy, pre-processing or strength. Every gram counts in order to achieve the OEMs' CO2 targets. By using high-strength, higher-strength and ultra-high-strength steels, new designs, maximum crash safety and lower vehicle weight can be combined.

Shot peening supports lightweight construction  
Weight reduction is a top criterion for e-mobility. At the same time, high fatigue strength is required. Shot peening is the solution for both requirements. Shot peening significantly increases the service life and dynamic strength of components and is used for a wide variety of products by automotive suppliers, such as springs, steering knuckles, gear wheels, connecting elements and similar components that are subject to continuous vibration loads.

Second-generation Prelube oils  
With the start of production of the Audi Q6 e-tron, the Volkswagen Group is introducing the second generation of Prelube II steel coil lubrication. The new class of oil, which is applied to the cold-rolled strip by the steel producers, is to become the Group standard in Europe. Thanks to this product development, the amount of lubricant needed for corrosion protection as well as for processing the sheet metal can be reduced.

Volkswagen expands press shop at Zwickau e-plant  
Volkswagen has officially commissioned the expansion of its press shop at the Zwickau e-car plant. From now on, the complete outer skin for the six electric models produced in Zwickau will be pressed on site. The centrepiece of the expansion is the new XL press from Schuler, which weighs more than 1,000 tons. The investment helps to further improve the CO2 balance. The effect is considerable: more than 9,000 direct truck journeys for the body shop and thus 5,800 tons of CO2 will be saved annually from now on.

steel materials

Additive manufacturing: Printdur® HSA honoured with MP Innovation Award   High-strength, stainless, austenitic steel for additive manufacturing - that's Printdur® HSA. The steel powder innovation from Deutsche Edelstahlwerke was recently awarded the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award 2021. The material convinced in the category Material Design.

steel processing

Steel structures for infrastructure projects 
When things have to move fast, Mourik Infra relies on quality. Reliability is most important for the Dutch family-owned company in the field of cutting. When components are needed quickly for repairs, a plasma oxyfuel cutting system from the EasyCut series is used.

steel trade / steel distribution

thyssenkrupp wants to redefine the standards for steel distribution   thyssenkrupp Materials Services has commissioned a new logistics centre in Rotenburg, Lower Saxony, which uses an innovative concept to further enhance the company's performance. Thanks to automation, digitalisation and artificial intelligence, production machines of all generations are networked. Order processes are handled automatically. With an analysis of the flow of goods, forecasts for customers' material requirements become possible.

Tailor-made service in the new narrow strip centre for stainless steel in Mannheim  
thyssenkrupp Materials Processing has opened its new narrow strip centre for stainless steel at the Mannheim site, thus responding to the increasing demand for additional services in this product area. Just as at the carbon steel sites in Willich and Dąbrowa Górnicza, customers can have up to 25 kilometres of long strip produced at the new centre in addition to individual rings.


Ad closing date: 18 August | Printing material: 20 August | Publication date: 07 September

Trade Fairs | Exhibitions | Events

ICR International Colloquium on Refractories, Aachen, Germany 29/30 September 2021
LightCon, Hanover, Germany 6/7 October 2021 postponed to early summer 2022



raw materials

Processing steel scrap as a valuable resource for steelworks  
While the demand for steel is increasing worldwide, the battle for scrap as a raw material is coming to a head. Raw material suppliers are working to provide recycled scrap for targeted and safe supply to steel mills.

Pelletising iron ore with the travelling grate process  
Plant manufacturers and engineering companies join forces in pelletising technology for iron ore.


Using blockchain technology in the steel industry
Brazil's largest steel producer Gerdau and refractories tycoon RHI Magnesita are starting to share blockchain technology. The project, called Refrac Chain, is unique in the steel sector worldwide and is designed to measure performance contracts between RHI Magnesita and Gerdau. All data and transactions, which were previously tracked manually, are now recorded on the blockchain; financial calculations and valuations are carried out by a dedicated programme.

plant technology

Hydrogen storage in existing natural gas networks
As a versatile energy carrier, hydrogen will play a key role in the long-term success of the energy transition. However, with an increasing share of hydrogen in natural gas grids and GDRM plants, the pulsation and vibration behaviour in the pipelines changes. The conversion of an existing natural gas plant with regard to an increasing proportion of hydrogen should therefore be analysed in terms of vibration technology as early as possible.

High-precision technology for slitting and cut-to-length lines
In strip processing lines, the strip running periphery is particularly important. Above all, the controlled strip drive, which ensures a constant strip speed through constant strip tension and precise strip guidance, is essential for precise processing.

Digitally optimised blasting of bright steel
Investment in innovative process monitoring during blasting enables more transparency and important optimisation. Sustainable production can now also be realised in blasting plants.

Inline measuring systems optimised for Metal Service Centres
Customers increasingly demand speed, networking and modular expandability from Metal Service Centres. 100-percent production control through fully automated measuring technology, including data storage, developed specifically for this area can efficiently increase productivity.

Distance sensors for fast and accurate measurement results in large-scale systems
There are many applications where large distances need to be measured with high accuracy and as quickly as possible. Typical applications range from automated high-bay warehouses in distribution centres to fill level monitoring in large tanks or silos to systems for processing metal pipes or cutting to length by machine. Laser distance sensors that measure distances from 5 cm to 500 m quickly and accurately to the millimetre find their field of application here.

additive manufacturing

Ugitech goes on the additive offensive with expanded portfolio
Additive manufacturing is experiencing a significant upswing in the steel industry. The UGIWAM® special steel has been developed in different compositions for the wire-based additive manufacturing process. Whether austenitic, martensitic or ferritic, as duplex wire or nickel-based wire, the material enables perfect adaptation to different requirements and areas of application.

steel processing

External subcontracting: Economic advantages are often unknown
With the founding of its own business unit, the Hoberg & Driesch group of companies has significantly expanded its activities in the field of tube processing. In an interview with the management, our editorial team found out what the company's goals are and how users can benefit from the one-stop-shopping philosophy.

3D laser cutting system with swivel head for weld seam preparation
In order to process a wide range of sheet thicknesses with the highest quality and speed, the steel and component manufacturer Thyrolf & Uhle invested in a new 3D laser cutting system that quickly and precisely processes different sheet thicknesses. In the end, the performance of a cutting system with shuttle table and laser rotator for bevel cutting was convincing.

steel trade / steel distribution

Blank cutting at Europe's trimodal steel logistics hub
With the commissioning of a new cut-to-length line at the Duisburg site, the Knauf Interfer Group combines modern production technology with the advantages of trimodal and thus "green" logistics at one of the most important logistics locations in Europe.

Digital order control in the steel trade via tablet and smartphone
With the help of the new "Paperless" app, employees can view and manage orders at any time from their tablet or smartphone, identify the relevant material, process it in production or pre-processing and pick the end products. The data is available digitally and can be processed via ERP systems, for example. Efficiency gains directly benefit the customers, whose orders are processed faster and more effectively without paper.


Ad closing date: 28 September | Printing material: 30 September | Publication date: 19 October

Preview issue for
Blechexpo/Schweisstec in Stuttgart on October 26-29, 2021
HÜTTENTAG congress in Essen on November 4, 2021



New Arvedi ESP line produces first coil in Hebei  
The casting-rolling line is part of a new integrated metallurgical plant built in China's Hebei province. The line can roll the strip down to a thickness of only 0.7 mm and produces high-quality ultra-thin hot-rolled strip to open up new market segments. Compared to conventional casting-rolling processes, energy consumption and associated costs are reduced by up to 45 per cent, minimising the carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Continuous performance and productivity in the new Yıldız Demir Çelik cold strip complex
The Yildiz cold rolling mill complex in Kocaeli, Turkey, produces 1.5 million tonnes of high-quality cold rolled, quenched and tempered and coated strip in coils for demanding applications each year. After the first two years of operation, the newly built production facility has confirmed stable performance and productivity. Close cooperation between the project teams resulted in a smooth start-up of the tandem line, which produced without scrap from day one and has since continuously increased throughput and strip quality.

Innovative trimming shear: Wuppermann further expands production programme in Hungary
Wuppermann has commissioned an innovative trimming shear in the outlet area of the combined pickling and hot-dip galvanising line at its site in Györ (Hungary). With this expansion of the facility, the plant improves the overall quality level of its surface-finished strips in terms of flatness and evenness. The steel strip can now be used in other areas with particularly high demands on the flatness of the material, for example by steel service centres for the production of panels with laser cutting quality or in switch cabinet construction.


High-precision flatness measuring system for heavy plate
At the new annealing line of Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH, an automated inspection system behind the straightening machine measures the flatness of the sales plates. The quality data determined are documented in accordance with DIN EN 10029. The basis for the high measuring accuracy of the almost 30-metre-long system is, on the one hand, the measurement on the stationary plate and, on the other hand, the precision of the laser light-section sensors used.

How Salzgitter Flachstahl has significantly minimised inventory expenditure
Over 4 million tonnes of crude steel per year: Salzgitter Flachstahl, as the largest steel subsidiary in the Salzgitter Group, produces hot-rolled wide strip, strip steel, cold-rolled sheet and surface-finished products in an integrated steelworks. Until 2012, the company conducted full inventories for its finished and unfinished products - an unimaginable effort and a major challenge, especially since the steelworks produces around the clock 365 days a year. In 2012, Salzgitter Flachstahl replaced the full inventory with the REMIRA STATCONTROL inventory sampling system - and with great success.

Future-proof temperature measurement solutions for process control
The Thermalert 4.0 pyrometer is designed for Industry 4.0 and combines multiple communication options and innovative digital technology with standard two-wire installations for all setups. Except for models with plastic lens, the pyrometers are intrinsically safe with ATEX/IECEx/CCC-IS certification and can withstand ambient temperatures of up to 85 °C without additional cooling.

Digital service opens up productivity potential for users
In the newly created product area "Service", Georg combines all service activities that were previously distributed among three different areas. In this way, the Kreuztal-based machine builder and process optimiser raises service to the same level as its machines and systems, which are in demand worldwide, and thus gives it more weight. With a powerful service team and digital tools, the technology company wants to make service faster, more effective and more efficient.


Cost reduction through optimal bearing selection in the steel plant
In steel production, rolling bearings are exposed to high loads. Depending on the area of application, extreme temperatures, contamination, moisture, shocks, vibrations and high radial or axial forces affect their service life. Under these conditions, the NSK housing bearings of the RHP Self-Lube® series prove their worth, as an example shows. By using these bearings, a steelworks was able to save almost 300,000 euros per year in maintenance and downtime costs.

Automated milling device reduces material consumption and downtime of ladles
In casting ladles, the refractory lining must be renewed regularly. The conventional removal of the monolithic wear lining with demolition chisels is costly and associated with many risks. To remedy this, an automated ladle milling device was developed. This removes the melted and slag-contaminated lining independently and precisely in a very short time. Both the consumption of refractory concrete as well as the personnel expenditure and the risk of accidents can be drastically reduced and the service life improved.


Ugitech goes on the additive offensive with expanded portfolio
Additive manufacturing is experiencing a significant upswing in the steel industry. The UGIWAM® special steel has been developed in different compositions for the wire-based additive manufacturing process. Whether austenitic, martensitic or ferritic, as duplex wire or nickel-based wire, the material enables perfect adaptation to different requirements and areas of application.


16,000-tonne forging press live in an international video conference
Schuler and its subsidiary Farina demonstrated the world's largest mechanical forging press to an international group of 60 forging experts. A live video broadcast from the production facility in Suello near Milan showed the impressive features of the 16,000-ton press with a stroke of 600 mm in action. It is supplied to the German company thyssenkrupp Gerlach.

Lightweight innovation in the fast lane
The development of an ultra-light, corrosion-resistant and at the same time high-strength "super steel" called phs Ultraform was first floated almost 20 years ago as an idea with little prospect of success.  Recently, the 300 millionth phs component rolled off the production line. Most recently, the voestalpine invention, which is now standard in modern car bodies, also received approval for series production from the world's largest car manufacturer.


Realising the digital transformation in prefabrication
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the framework conditions in the steel market have changed at high speed. Among other things, this has accelerated digitalisation in the steel trade. The current surge in demand for steel and prefabrication now requires a change in thinking and completely new approaches to solutions.

Digital sawing technology exploits the potential of intralogistics
In order to meet the increasingly complex and individual requirements of processors and at the same time withstand the high cost pressure and international competition, new solutions and approaches are required in the steel trade. Digitalisation offers the right answers: it makes it possible to intelligently network the complete material flow in steel trading companies and to make it more efficient in the long term.

Issue 11-12 2021 - December | Metallurgy


Ad closing date: 16 November | Printing material: 19 November | Publication date: 07 December

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New plate coolers for ArcelorMittal South Africa's blast furnace

ArcelorMittal South Africa is equipping the company's blast furnace in Newcastle with cast iron plate coolers. The new plate coolers feature, among other things, an innovative fastening system that can better withstand overstressing of the cooling channels. In addition, a variant of the patented and proven bending strength solution is installed, which prevents deformation of the corners due to thermal effects.

AOD converter at BGH Freital increases production flexibility

The new AOD (Argon Oxygen Decarburisation) converter at the electric steel plant of the Saxon company supplements and relieves the existing VOD (Vacuum Oxygen Decarburisation) plant. Since the commissioning, production has become more flexible and the specific consumption of raw materials, refractory materials, electrical energy and operating materials has been reduced. At the same time, productivity is increased due to the shortened treatment times and the quality of the end products is further improved.


SSAB optimises cross-border data flow between plants in Finland and Sweden with digital applications

Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB Europe is relying on cross-border networking digital solutions to increase the exchange of information between its four production facilities in Finland and Sweden. The steelmaker benefits from an improved, holistic information flow of all plant data through cloud-based DataFactory at its plants in Luleå and Borlänge in Sweden, and Raahe and Hämeenlinna in Finland. SSAB is thus reaching an important milestone in the digitalisation of production towards the "Learning Steelworks".

maintenance and servicing

Wear-resistant spherical roller bearings master challenges on continuous casting machines
Continuous casting machines often experience bearing failures due to wear and fatigue. Therefore, more and more steel mills are equipping their plants with wear-resistant spherical roller bearings. Compared to standard spherical roller bearings, they offer several times the wear resistance and service life, as a recent example proves.

material flow and logistics

Sustainable handling of crude steel in the steelworks
Under the aspect of particularly energy-conscious use, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke replaced the gantry crane for material handling. For its manufacture, existing steel components were reused after a general overhaul and reassembled according to customer specifications. In line with the steel manufacturer's "Green Steel" strategy, the crane is equipped with regenerative converters that feed energy generated during braking processes back into the grid.

Collecting rolling mill scrap and recycling it effortlessly
Specially designed, 7-tonne scrap collection containers have accelerated the removal of red-hot steel sections at ArcelorMittal Hamburg's wire rolling mill. Since steel containers lose stability when heated to 500 °C, engineers faced a special challenge during development

production of strip and sheet

High-performance light-load rolling mill for thin plate
With the new cold rolling mill, the Vietnamese company SUNSCO expects to establish a stable position in the growing market for thinner building materials. It is the first application of a Hyper-UC rolling mill in Vietnam with optimised rolling forces for the production of high-quality thin materials with a thickness down to 0.1 millimetres.

Effective spray lubrication for high corrosion protection in the cold rolling process
Protection against corrosion during storage and transport of coils is the guarantor of high product quality for the further processing of cold-rolled strip. Efficient oiling during cold rolling is elementary for this in various areas of the rolling or slitting lines. Customised and sustainable concepts for spray lubrication have been developed for several production lines of the BILSTEIN GROUP. These not only enable resource- and health-friendly production, but also greater flexibility and significant cost savings.

forming technology

New hydroforming press at Salzgitter Hydroforming
In order to meet future requirements for the production of components for electric vehicles, Salzgitter Hydroforming GmbH & Co. KG (SZHF) has commissioned an internal high-pressure press with a locking force of 5,000 t. With the retrofit of a used press konnrwn the investment costs were significantly reduced compared to the construction of a new plant.

steel materials and steel processing

Cutting methods for safety steel
Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH has carried out cutting tests for two new safety steels. In the elaborate series of tests, different material thicknesses were cut using different cutting methods and then analysed in the laboratory. As a result, concrete recommendations for processing the materials were derived: Two cutting processes offer clear advantages for the new steel grades.

Superlative hydraulic steel projects
Pumped storage technology combines sustainable energy generation through hydropower with extremely cost-effective energy storage. For some of the power plant components, only high-strength steels with good weldability are used, which allow a design with thinner wall thicknesses and thus shorter production and assembly times. For the pressure pipe systems of the hydropower plants, ANDRITZ Hydro relies on sophisticated steel concepts from Dillinger. The power station projects Kaunertal (Austria), Nant de Drance (Switzerland), and Abdelmoumen (Morocco) are examples of this fruitful cooperation.

Preventing the propagation of hydrogen-induced cracks in steels
High-strength alloys are needed for high-pressure aggregates used to store and transport hydrogen. However, the hydrogen embrittlement of high-strength alloys sets limits here. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (MPIE), Tsinghua University in China and the Norwegian University of Technology have now found a way to stop hydrogen-induced cracking in high-strength steels.


Retrofit of a high-bay warehouse for more safety and better technology
Günther + Schramm not only promotes flowing processes, but also the safety of employees and goods with an extensive modernisation and expansion of the existing high-bay racking system. In two retrofit steps, the company adds new machines and implements innovative control software.

All storage areas at a glance with a click: SchwarzwaldEisen relies on mobile warehouse management
Controlling and operating automatic and manual storage areas with one system - this is reality at SchwarzwaldEisen in Lahr, Baden. Two solutions make this possible: A warehouse management system and an intelligent app. The steel trader thus simplifies and accelerates its processes, minimises the error rate and can seamlessly track all batches.





Ad closing date: 17 January 2020 | Printing material: 21 January 2020 | Publication date: 04 February 2020



- Automated hole expansion for steel sheets
- Scrap as a central raw material for steel production
- Fine-tuning for additive production
- Forging instead of welding: Material-locking connection by forming
- Stainless steel bridges with new process
- Storage and retrieval machines in buffer store for cold strip products: Fully automated steel coil cantilever warehouse
- Testing laboratories for materials and metallography
- Industrially suitable system technology for metallic 3-D printing
- New spark spectrometers for complete metal analysis
- Linear technology package for the entire range of metalworking applications
- Marking solutions for automated metal processing


- Special tools for the aerospace industry:Cutting edge results for nickel and titanium
- Optimization of maintenance costs
- Extending the service life of rolling bearings - hard rolling with methodology
- Digital thread for additive production
- Industry 4.0 for machine and service concepts: IO-Link as the new communication standard in machine automation
- Improved tape tension and reduced power consumption due to circulation bridles
- Circulation bridges make the pickling line future-proof
- Precision manufacturing of pliers for forging manipulators
- Newly developed system for tool monitoring: detection of foreign bodies and other sources of danger


- Individual service along the entire value chain
- Long goods and sheet metal storage with integrated pick-up light function


- Expansion of the rolling mill at Steel Dynamics
- Severstal Cherepovets installs sublance systems
- Algoma Steel modernizes its sheet rolling mill in Ontario
- Finished ingots for a completely new rolling mill project


- Saarstahl and Dillinger receive awards for MINT initiative


Trade Fairs| Exhibitions| Events

Zukunft Stahl, Düsseldorf 04 – 05 February
Maintanance Dortmund 2020, Dortmund 12 – 13 February


Ad closing date: 14 February 2020 | Printing material: 18 February 2020 | Publication date: 03 March 2020



- Economic alternative for automatic cutting and stacking
- Institute for Building Structures studies calculation model for eccentrically loaded individual foundations
- Stainless steel bridges with new process
- Hard rollers with methodology - extending the life of roller bearings


- Special tools for the aerospace industry:Cutting edge results for nickel and titanium
- Thermomechanical rolling of reinforcing steel with loop technology
- Compounds made of high strength dual- and complex-phase steels


- The long way to the coastal steelworks (part 2)


- Turnaround in the existential crisis


- wire 2020 and Tube 2020: Industry highlights of the wire and tube manufacturers in Düsseldorf
- Cold forming for the automotive industry in one step replaces several operations


Trade Fairs| Exhibitions| Events

34. Aachener Stahlkolloquium, Aachen 26 March – 27 March POSTPONED 18 - 19 November
wire - Tube 2020, Düsseldorf 30 March – 03 April POSTPONED 07 - 11 December


Ad closing date: 20 March 2020 | Printing material: 23 March 2020 | Publication date: 07 April 2020



- Lightweight construction is the key technology for numerous industries
- Joining technology as the key to efficient production
- Efficient tube bending machine achieves high increase in productivity
- 3-D printer to produce steel gear parts weighing several tons


- Temperature monitoring in steelworks
- Use of load cells in simple industrial applications
- Better steel through hydrogen
- Solution in the field of predictive maintenance of continuous gas analyzers
- Wire rod mill with multi-line loop concept and finishing block technology
- New flowmeters for difficult media
- Integrated web server for mass flowmeters
- Temperature measurement in a hot-blast stove


- Innovative high-rise storage system for container ports: The future is vertical
-Digital solutions in logistics
- Online freight exchanges as a useful supplement to the specialised core business


- Managers play a key role in changing the corporate culture
- Nationwide support for small and medium-sized enterprises in the IGF

Trade Fairs | Exhibitions | Events

16 - 18 April // parts2clean 2020, Stuttgart, Germany POSTPONED 27 – 29 October
20 - 22 April // Eurocoke, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 - 22 April // 4. Freiberger-Feuerfest-Symposium 2020, Freiberg, Germany POSTPONED 22 – 24 March 2021
21 - 24 April // Paint Expo 2020, Karlsruhe, Germany POSTPONED 12 - 15 October
28 - 30 April // Cutting World 2020, Essen, Germany
05 - 08 May // Control 2020, Stuttgart, Germany

20 - 24 April // Hanover Fair, Hanover, Germany POSTPONED 12 - 16 April 2021


Ad closing date: 17 April 2020 | Printing material: 20 April 2020 | Publication date: 05 May 2020



- The new generation of tool users: Cool turnaround in tool maintenance
- New process produces highly optimized, forgery-proof steel components
- Lightweight construction is the key technology for numerous industries
- Additive Manufacturing 1: Intelligent industrial grippers from the 3D printer improve production facilities
- Additive Manufacturing 2: 3-D printer to produce steel gear parts weighing several tons
- Briquetting of chips from grinding sludge


- Automated pallet storage technology based on the modular principle


- Optical measuring system in the heavy plate mill: New system for measuring the contour and flatness of heavy plates
- Additive manufacturing 3: Customized solutions along the entire value chain
- Tool for a holistic industry 4.0 transformation in the process industry
- Special gear units for the steel industry: Flexible gear unit solutions for tough requirements
- Mobile handling machine for slag preparation
- New flowmeters for difficult media
- Cutting-edge laser technology advances large-tube lasers
- Finished modules for metal deposition
- New hot blast stoves reduce emissions and increase performance


Trade Fairs | Exhibitions | Events

12 - 14 May // Smart Automation Austria, Vienna, Austria
12 - 15 May // Intertool 2020, Vienna, Austria


Ad closing date: 27 May 2020 | Printing material: 29 May 2020 | Publication date: 16 June 2020



- Laser tube cutting for beginners and advanced users
- Intelligent industrial grippers from the 3D printer improve production facilities
- Protecting steel from cavitation erosion
- 3-D printer to produce gear parts weighing several tons made of steel
- Cool turnaround in tool maintenance


- Automated pallet storage technology based on the modular principle
- Steel trade 2020: from salesman to customer service representative


- MET/Con-Technological Consulting extends the family of TRIP steels
- Sustainable measures for green steel 


Trade Fairs | Exhibitions | Events

Galvatech 2020, Vienna, Austria // 21 – 25 June NEW DATE 08 -12 November 2020
SCT2020, Milan, Italy // 14 – 18 June NEW DATE 10 - 14 January 2021



Ad closing date: 2 September 2020 | Printing material: 4 September 2020 | Publication date: 22 September 2020


STEEL production

- Identification of different carbon phases in blast furnace dust
- Fully automatic material identification in the digital rolling mill

plant engineering - additive manufacturing

- High-precision measuring system for assessing the flatness of heavy plates
- Gustav Grimm Edelstahlwerk puts high-tech forging plant into operation

STEEL PROCESSING - Forming technolgy and sheet metal processing

- Lighter, stronger, more ductile - modern steels offer many advantages to automobile manufacturers
- Everything in sight with 3-D scanning technology

STEEL TRADE - steel distribution - steel service

- Stainless steel profiles in the chemical industry
- Well out of the crisis with digital solutions


- 275 year anniversary of Hoesch Schwerter Profile GmbH


Trade Fairs | Exhibitions | Events

Ironmasters 2020, Vienna, Austria // 28 - 30 October


Ad closing date: 30 September 2020 | Printing material: 2 October 2020 | Publication date: 20 October 2020


metallurgy: pig iron production

- Commissioning of a coke oven gas injection system at the blast furnace
- Use of coke oven gas in the blast furnace process to reduce CO2 emissions
- Direct reduction plant with melter produces "electric pig iron"
-Salzgitter Flachstahl receives the world's largest high-temperature electrolyser

metallurgy: steel production

- Transparency in production through optimised production processes
- New fully automatic cold strand system replaces semi-automatic mode on continuous casting machines


- UP post-welding system for pipe production
- Orbital welding of metal tubes and wires based on efficient electrode selection and preparation

steel processing

- Premiere for new brand steel at the new Carrington Bridge in England
- Economical blasting of high-quality steel bars
- Mühlhoff Umformtechnik produces on large presses again after fire

steel trade - steel distribution - steel service

- E-Commerce: New standards in the digital transformation


Trade Fairs | Exhibitions | Events

wire - Tube 2020, Düsseldorf, Germany // 07 - 11 December POSTPONED 09.-13.05.2022


First Issue | Plant engineering | Special: METEC-previous report 1


Ad closing date: 15 February | Printing material: 19 February | Publication date: 05 March

Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Additional distribution

aaa – all about automation 2019, Friedrichshafen, Germany 12 - 13 March
Zukunft Stahl, Düsseldorf 20 - 21 March
33. Aachener Stahlkolloquium – Umformtechnik, Aachen, Germany 28 - 29 March
ASMET Werkstofftechniktagung 2019
& 31. Härtereitag, Wien, Austria
28 - 29 March


Issue 4 - April | Metallurgy | Special: METEC-previous report 2


Ad closing date: 15 March | Printing material: 19 March | Publication date: 02 April

Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Additional distribution

28. Fachtagung Industrielle Bauteilreinigung, Ulm, Germany 04 - 05 April
MSR–Spezialmesse Chemiedreieck, Halle, Germany 10 April


Issue 5 - May | Forming technology | Special: METEC-previous report 3


Ad closing date: 15 April | Printing material: 17 April | Publication date: 04 May

Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Additional distribution

11th Tooling 2019 – Conference & Exhibition, Aachen, Germany 12 - 16 May
Made in Steel, Milan, Italy 14 – 16 May
Stainless 2019 – 10th International Stainless Steel Fair,
Brünn, Czech Republic
15 – 16 May


Issues 6/7 - June | GMTN fair issue| Special: METEC-previous report 4


Ad closing date: 15 May | Printing material: 21 May | Publication date: 04 June

Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Additional distribution

aaa – all about automation 2019, Essen, Germany 05 - 06 June
ICASP 2019 International Conference on Advanced
in Solidification Processes, Salzburg, Austria
17 – 21 June
MSR – Spezialmesse Nord, Hamburg, Germany 19 June
METEC 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany 25 – 29 June
THERMPROCESS 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany 25. – 29 June
ESTAD 2019 European Steel Technology and Application Days, Düsseldorf, Germany 24 - 28 June


Issue 8 - August | Plant engineering | Special: Review METEC 2019


Ad closing date: 12 July | Printing material: 16 July | Publication date: 06 August



Technology + Application:
- First direct reduction process for iron ore concentrates from ore processing
- From materials testing to digital twins in the product life cycle 
- Modern convergent gas cleaning: Minimum emissions, maximum energy efficiency for sustainable steel production
- Energy saving in forging presses: Energy-efficient drive concepts in metal forming
- Retrofit of stretch-bend-levelling line increases efficiency: Modernisation instead of expensive replacement


Steel processing:
- Metal materials for additive series production
- Use of Dillinger steel for further processing in shipbuilding

Steel trade:
- Opportunities for SMEs through strong B2B brands
- Stacker cranes for modern high-bay warehouses

- Record sales Product and service offensive in the refractories segment
... and much more

Issue 9 - September | Metallurgy | Special: Refractories


Ad closing date: 23 August | Printing material: 26 August | Publication date: 10 September


SPECIAL Refractories - for the 62nd International Refractories Colloquium, Aachen:
- Raw materials, unformed products, material testing
- Coke production, foundry, furnace technology, waste recycling, refractory care and innovation
- Cost savings for refractory repairs: Ceramic welding to repair refractory linings of coke ovens

Plant Engineering:
- Mixing technology: Flue gas desulphurisation by the semi-dry process
- Furnace 4.0: Networked production facilities in the steel industry
- Big data evaluation: Advantages of casting hall machines and blast furnace probes
- Profile measuring device for rolling and wire drawing mills: Cost reduction for quality controls
- Mobile optical emission spectrometer with spark excitation
- lue gas desulfurization by the semi-dry process

Steel Processing:
- Optimized welding of steel
- Acceleration of the worldwide acceptance of metal 3D printing technologies
- New materials and processes: Metal materials for additive series production
- Selective laser melting machines promote additive manufacturing
- High-performance sawing centre for tube production and processing

Steel Trade:
- Automation in retail logistics: Robot-supported intralogistics solutions
- New material flow system with high-bay warehouse for automotive production

... and much more

Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Additional distribution

aaa – all about automation, Leipzig, Germany 11 – 12 September
ICASP 2019 International MSR–Spezialmesse Südwest, Ludwigshafen, Germany 18 September
ESSC & Duplex Conference 2019, Vienna, Austria 20 September – 02 October
62. Internationales Feuerfest-Kolloquium 2019, Aachen, Germany 25 – 26 September


Issue 10 - October | Forming technology | Special: Blechexpo 2019 on steel market, steel trading, distribution, e-commerce


Ad closing date: 13 September | Printing material: 17 September | Publication date: 01 October


SPECIAL Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2019:
- Transfluid: Effective forming, bending, cutting and intelligent automation systems
- Highlights of sheet metal processing and joining technology
- Subsequent chamfering is an efficient alternative to robots
- Fully automatic from the warehouse to the machine
- Virtual counter for sheet metal parts

- thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg looks back on 400 years of innovation history

- Inductive heat treatment of steel at the highest technical level
- New high-strength bainitic steels for vehicle construction
- Micro hardness tester produces razor-sharp sample images

Steel Processing:
- Partial heat treatment of rolls, extruder screws and broaching tools
- Newly developed forging press in operation at automotive supplier
- Selective laser melting machine promotes additive manufacturing

Steel Trade:
- Automation of a distribution centre
- Metal materials for additive series production

Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Additional distribution

DeburringEXPO – Fachmesse für Entgrattechnologien und Präzisionsoberflächen, Karlsruhe, Germany 08 – 10 October
10th European Slag Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece 09 – 11 October
parts2clean 2019, Stuttgart, Germany 22 – 24 October
MSR–Spezialmesse Südost, Landshut, Germany 23 October
Blechexpo 2019, Stuttgart, Germany 05 – 08 November


Issue 11 - November | Hüttentag 2019


Ad closing date: 18 October| Printing material: 22 October | Publication date: 05 November

Trade fairs | Exhibitions | Additional distribution

Hüttentag 2019, Essen, Germany 07 November
formnext 2019, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 19 – 22 November


Issue 12 - December | Metallurgy


Ad closing date: 22 November | Printing material: 19 November | Publication date: 11 December

- Expert system with artificial intelligence in action
- Digital change in the metal industry
- Core issues energy system transformation and industry 4.0
- Tips for professional rolling bearing lubrication
- CO2- and energy-optimized cycle processes - concepts for the future
- Hot testing of contours in the rolling mill

Steel Processing:
- Industrially suitable system technology for metallic 3-D printing
- Linear technology package for the entire range of metalworking applications
- Marking solutions for automated metal processing

Steel Trade:
- Long goods storage provides material quickly and reliably

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1) Ad rates and sizes

All prices are net, without VAT. Prices are in euro, surcharges non-discountable.

2) Surcharges:

20 % surcharge for 1st right side, opposite
Start and end of text on the b/w basic price
(not discountable), 10 % surcharge for other
binding placements with thecorresponding
b/w-format price (not discountable).
Each standard color: 281,00 €
4c-color: 843,00 €
Colour surcharges are not discountable
Surcharge for special colours per color: 686.00 €
Metal and fluorescent colors: on request

For type area advertisements, no
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3) Discounts:
For a booking period of one year

Series discount
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6 – 11 advertisements 10 %
12 – 23 advertisements 15 %
24 a. m. advertisements 20 %

2 pages 5 %
3 – 5 pages 10 %
6 – 9 pages 15 %
10 – 12 pages 20 %
from 13 pages 25 %

No discount on colour surchages, additional technical effort charged and situations vacant.
Combinations: 3 % for simultaneous placement in STAHL + TECHNIK and STEEL + TECHNOLOGY of at least 3 advertisements within one year.

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1) Size of journal:
210 mm wide, 297 mm high, DIN A4
format untrimmed: 216 mm wide,
303 mm high. 3 mm trimming allowance
at all sides

Print area:
174 mm wide, 260 mm high
2 columns, 85 mm wide each
3 columns, 56 mm wide each

2) Printing and binding method:
Offset, perfect binding


3) File formats:
We recommend PDF/x-3 data files. The transmission of open data (e.g. InDesign, Quark Xpress, etc) should be avoided. The file must be printable, i.e. with all used fonts embedded in the file. Half-tone images should have a resolution of 300
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4) Colours:

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6) Archiving of data:
As the data are archived, it is generally possible to use the data in an unchanged version for reprints. However, we do not assume any responsibility for the provided data.

7) Warranty:
We accept no responsibility for the printing
result, if the data (for texts, colours, artwork) provided are incomplete or deviate from the proof. Wrong exposures due to incomplete or faulty files, wrong settings or incom plete instructions will be charged extra. Also additional typesetting or copying effort and the production of faulty proofs will be extra charged.

8) Contact:
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Advertisement formats and prices for the job market
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Bound-in inserts:
Discountable, 1 bound-in insert = 1/1 page ad
Weight up to 11g/sheet. Only whole circulation.
Minimum size untrimmed (also folded) 216 x 307 mm. Allowance for trim:
On top and at the bottom of the page 5 mm each, outside and inside 3 mm each for binding.
1 sheet = 2 pages 3.289,00 €
2 sheet = 4 pages 6.142,00 €

Loose inserts:
Weight up to 25 g
Not bound in, max. size 205 x 295 mm.
in domestic circulation: 3,100.00 €
in the total circulation incl. abroad: on request
3 samples requested from the publisher

Glued-on items:
On request

The ideal complement to your classic advertising with an editorial-like background. You provide us with text/picture material and we layout it according to the magazine design:
2/1 pages, 4c: (10,000 characters incl. spaces) 7,132.00 €
1/1 page, 4c: (5,000 characters incl. spaces) 3,656.00 €
1/2 page wide, 4c: (2,000 characters incl. spaces) 2,393.00 €

Technical details Bound-in inserts:

Bound-in inserts::
Before acceptance and confirmation of the order by the publisher, a compulsory sample must be furnished. Also a blank sample, with indication of size and weight, will be accepted, if no other material is available. Bound-in inserts must be clearly discernible as advertisement, must not be mistaken for an editorial part of the journal and must only cover the products of an advertiser. Placement of bound-in inserts may be limited by the technical feasibility. For any bound-in insert made of a material other than paper the publishers will first obtain approval from the postal company.

Technical details:
Bound-in inserts must be delivered with untrimmed edges. Multi-sheet inserts must be delivered properly folded. The cover page of the insert must be indicated. Inserts must be delivered in such a way that no additional cutting, folding or reworking is necessary. Extras and additional folding or gluing work will be charged separately. Multi-sheet inserts must be folded on the side of the binding. If these preconditions are not met, an extra charge will have to be paid.

Untrimmed in mm width x height
1 sheet (= 2 pages) 216 x 307
2 sheets (= 4 pages) 432 x 307
3 sheets (= 6 pages) 620 x 307
4 sheets (= 8 pages) = 2 x 2 sheets

on request

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Augsburger Straße 722
70329 Stuttgart

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Conditions and technical details inserts:

Conditions for order acceptance and confirmation by the publishing house are the presentation of a binding sample, if necessary a dummy sample with size and weight indication. Inserts may only be used for the sales program of an advertiser. The insert must be designed in such a way that the reader does not associate it with the text part of the magazine. The placement will be carried out according to the technical possibilities. Exclusively for MPT International.
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As the material is inserted loose, i.e. without fixture of any kind, it must be a single piece. The inserted material must be delivered in such a condition that no additional handling or processing is required. Any extra work (e.g. folding) will be separately charged. Inserts printed on a
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Reference to insert:
Reference to the insert will be included in the advertisers’ index free of charge.

Deadline for delivery:
Up to 10 days after the ad-closing date (see dates and planned topics on pages 2, 3 and 11)

On request

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Shipping adress:
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70329 Stuttgart
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Gluing costs are 128 € /1,000 pieces. In other cases, including affixing at an angle, the rate for manual gluing is 189 € /1,000 pieces.

Loose inserts and glued-on items
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Augsburger Straße 722
70329 Stuttgart
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For other advertising items: (product samples, CD/ DVD etc.), the rate for inserts will apply. Gluing costs will be quoted on request based on a compulsory
sample. The glued area will be in parallel to the binding. Items can be affixed at variable height at a distance between 2 and 7 cm from the binding.
Quantity: on request

Ads in the e-paper are only possible in combination with print ads.

1) Prices
Clickable advertisements in STAHL + TECHNIK/ STEEL + TECHNOLOGY-E-Paper 250,00 €
with the following multimedia expansions/linking possible:
on (Image)Video
on website / product page
to event/trade fair information
E-mail, maps, sounds and much more
2) File formats:
Maximum file size (incl. default and transition images): 5 MB
Default and transition images: File format: JPG
Maximum file size: 200 KB per image

Video formats:
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24 - 25 frames/second, 4Mbit encoding rate, Stereo Sound 44KHz Sampling.
All popular video formats
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20 days before publication of the print edition
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T: +49 211 15 91-142

Katrin Küchler
T: +49 211 1591-146

Henning Schneider
T: +49 211 1591-223



Contact Person:
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The following conditions must be observed in order to accept digital advertisements/print documents and process them without any problems:

In addition to the corresponding file name, we require an exact order for each data carrier or file transfer as well as printouts and, in the case of colour advertisements, proofs that are binding for printing with the necessary details. In the case of FTP transmissions, we request the corresponding advertising order, enclosing a copy of the advertising motif, to be sent
simultaneously by fax to the number given below. The deadline for the acceptance of advertisements and the delivery date for print documents specified in the media information shall also apply to advertisements delivered digitally (see AMF Schedule T „Schedule and Topic Plan“).

Für die Übernahme digitaler Anzeigen gelten die nachfolgenden Preise. Fehlbelichtungen aufgrund von unvollständigen oder fehlerhalten Dateien,
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Graphics/other imports:
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in any case. The graphics or image files in the original program must also be saved separately on data carriers. They should not contain any compressions, raster images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi, line images 1200 dpi.
Permissible graphic formats: the usual EPS, TIFF or BMP files.

Colour advertisements/receipts/proofs:
A binding expression is required for each side to be exposed. For colour advertisements with special colours (Pantone, HKS), colour-separated printouts with the exact colour designations are required. For the printing of advertisements in Euroscale (CMYK), a proof is absolutely necessary. Colour prints from the colour copier are not binding.

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Illustrator up to version CS6
Photoshop up to version CS6
QuarkXPress up to version 8.0
InDesign up to version CS6

up to format DIN A4 45.00 €
up to format DIN A3 88.00 €

CorelDraw up to version 8 (saved as EPS-files, font as sign path)
Other systems/programs on request. We request an original file with details of all imports used and additionally an EPS file.

Printable PDF file with at least 300 dpi

Data carrier/receiver:
FTP-server (Access data on request)
E-mail (Data volume not more than 10 MB)
Together with the data carrier or the FTP transmission all information about journal/title, sender/company, operating system, program versions used, file names as well as number and names of the printing colours are required.
(Files must not be stored in closed postscript files.)

In the program files and attached font imports no modified fonts may be used. All fonts and font styles used, in particular those contained in EPS files, must be listed in the order. The fonts will only be used for processing the transmitted order and will be deleted immediately afterwards.

Digital or analogue proof:
up to format DIN A4 45.00 €
up to format DIN A3 88.00 €
Pre-press proofs on request

Hourly rate for DTP work:
Recognized file errors will be processed as far as possible at the request of the customer and after consultation of the necessary work effort.
Interventions will be charged at 63 € per hour or part hour.

Other services:
All other prepress work on a time and material basis on request.

Only what is available on the data carrier can be exposed. The publisher accepts no liability for deviations in texts, illustrations and especially colours. The printing of colour advertisements without a proof is without guarantee. We assume that the files sent and handed over to us are copies
and assume no liability for their existence.

Announcements, information, votes, etc. for transmissions digital print documents via:

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Terms of payment:
2 % discount on payments within 14 days and net price for payments within 30 days
from the date of the invoice.

Bank account:
Commerzbank AG, Düsseldorf
IBAN: DE91 3008 0000 0212 6151 00
Deutsche Bank AG, Düsseldorf
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P: +49 211 1591-146

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P: +49 211 1591-223

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