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The architects of the future discover organic coated products during a visit at ArcelorMittal Gent

The European Coil Coating Association (ECCA) is committed on behalf of its members to promote the use of organic coated steel/aluminium. Together with its partners, the local Dutch ECCA organisation as well regularly puts several activities in place to contribute to this mission. E.g. guest lectures in combination with mill visits.

The Architecture and Building Technology students of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) gathered on September 9th to participate to one of ECCA’s training days organised in collaboration with ArcelorMittal Gent.  

The day started at the TU Delft with an introduction on Building with Metals, presented by Frank Maatje, the Director of 'Bouwen met staal', a local association specialised in the research, advice and transfer of knowledge on the use of metals in construction. Afterwards the group travelled by bus to ArcelorMittal Gent where Coen van Gorp (Account Manager for ArcelorMittal FCE Benelux B.V.) and Fanny Langevin (ArcelorMittal R&D and Product Development) gave them a warm welcome.  

Coen van Gorp kicked off the program by introducing ArcelorMittal, the mission of ECCA in general and the cooperation with its Dutch branch in particular. Together with Fanny Langevin, he extensively showcased the organic coated product offer. The outcome was a great interactive session between Coen, Fanny and the students, with lots of interesting questions & answers.  

Before heading home, the group visited the hot and cold rolling lines as well as the galvanising one.

The architects of the future very much appreciated this training day. We trust that they were inspired by the beautiful organic coated product range and its endless possibilities for building envelopes.




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Copyright images: Jeroen Op de Beeck