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Additive manufacturing: the fourth industrial revolution!

About ten years ago, it was predicted that forthcoming industrial revolutions would be continuously occurring on an unprecedented scale. Our sector of activity, construction, is also experiencing these unbridled technological evolutions. Without the general public really being aware of the revolutions that are underway in terms of building design and production, or the amazing capacity for intellectual and structural adaptation of the entire chain of professionals concerned.

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School 42, Station F: the ultimate response

Following up my prospective message (post “VMZINC in 2050”), it was only normal to highlight and celebrate the opening of the “largest start-ups campus in the world”, in the famous Freyssinet hall (*)in the 13th district of Paris.

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The circular economy: why change economic models?

Roger Baltus will now have a regular guest contributor to his column: Cécile Roland, Environmental Applications Manager with VMZINC. An opportunity for architects, project owners and all building professionals to (re)discover the “sustainable” qualities of zinc.

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Episode 10: A brief history of the future of zinc

We cannot accept that an industrial saga as rich as that of Vieille Montagne could end with a simple description of the current state of the company!

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Recycling rolled zinc: the best rate in the sector!

Roger Baltus will now have a regular guest contributor to his column: Cécile Roland, Environmental Applications Manager with VMZINC. An opportunity for architects, project owners and all building professionals to (re)discover the “sustainable” qualities of zinc.

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Épisode 9: From the 1970s to the turn of the 21st century

Leading means planning. Even if the worst may never happen, one always has to prepared for hard times. The previous episode of this saga ended at the start of the 1960s. Vieille Montagne had regained its dignity and dynamism after the hardships of the Second World War, and was in marching order to face the future.

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Episode 8: 1945 – 1961: modernising to retain the position of leader

In my previous episode, I recounted how, at the end of the Second World War, Vieille Montagne found itself in a difficult situation and its annual production of zinc had decreased to less than 60,000 tons in 1946! Over the next four decades, the company was constantly seeking to improve the yield of production processes and modernise.

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Episode 7 : The inter-war period: the advent of industrial electrolysis

Before the First World War, Vieille Montagne had 7 mining and metallurgical sites in Belgium, 11 in France, 8 in North Africa, 3 in Germany, 2 in Sweden, 4 in England, 4 in Italy and 2 in Spain, as well as commercial consignees all over the Planet, from Mexico to Havana, Tokyo to New York, via Alexandria, Moscow and St. Petersburg!

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Our Extreme Zinc is continuing its world tour. After New Zealand, we’re off to India, a vast subcontinent on which the zinc market is developing.

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Why attend MIPIM, the international property market event, which was held in Cannes from 14 to 16 March 2017? What would an industrial do among these investors and property developers from all over the world? Are discussions not more focused on money, investments and programmes than architecture and ecology?

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