70th anniversary of the Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals

On May 20, Mała Arena Gliwice hosted a jubilee tower dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Lukasiewicz Research Network – Glivice Institute of Nonferrous Metals. The ceremony was attended by Gliwice Deputy Mayor Alexandra Wysocka.

On behalf of myself, the city administration and the people of Gliwice, I would like to express my best wishes to all the staff of the institute. During its many years of operation, the country has established and subsequently strengthened its position as a central research center for the non-ferrous metals industry and one of the most important centers in the world. Of particular importance for the Institute, as well as for the development of Polish business, its inclusion in the asiukasiewicz Research Network, the third largest research network in Europe. As a result, IMN’s largest capital – its academic staff and numerous achievements – strengthens the entrepreneurial power and potential of Polish companies. The presence of such an important Institute in Gliwice also strengthens the potential of our city – Glivice congratulated the President, Vice President Alexandra Wysocka.

The history of the Institute of Nonferrous Metals in Gliwice is an important part of the post-war history of Polish industry..

At that time, the developing production activity required the support of the research and development department, which prepared scientific, technical and construction work for their needs. In response to these requirements, the Ministry of Metallurgy established the Institute of Nonferrous Metals, which began operating on January 1, 1952. Three years later, the Institute of Light Metals was established in Skavina on the basis of laboratories dealing with light metals, which were separated from the IMN, and over time became part of the Institute of Nonferrous Metals.

In 1974, the Experimental Production Plant in Legnica was included in the structure of the plant, which is also the basis for metallurgical technologies, processing semi-finished and waste materials and producing alloys, salts and oxides of substances. -Ferrous metals, mineral water conditioners, abrasives, precious metals from scrap and waste and other products sought in the market. In 2007, the Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells in Poznan merged as a branch office of IMN – engaged in the comprehensive development of chemical energy sources in the country and, among others, high-quality batteries to start aircraft engines and ensure on-board installation, as well as missiles. heat-activated spare batteries to power control systems.

As of April 1, 2019, the Institute of Nonferrous Metals is one of the institutions that make up the Lukasiewicz Research Network.

The institute conducts a full cycle of research on all non-ferrous metals, especially copper, aluminum, zinc, lead and silver processing and ore processing, from laboratory tests to pilot and prototype tests. other minerals, pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, processing of scrap and waste, environmental protection, analytical chemistry, metal processing, material engineering – new materials, chemical energy sources – dr enż enumerates. Barbara Juszczyk, Director of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Nonferrous Metals in Gliwice.

The facility can be proud of its many achievements and innovative inventions, such as the Silver Innovation Laurel. design of a hybrid stator used in the prototype of the ReligaHeart ROT centrifugal pump for cardiac support (currently in Zabrze, Zbigniew is currently undergoing advanced research at the Religa Cardiac Surgery Development Foundation). It should be noted that a few days ago, the latest invention developed by Lukasiewicz experts – IMN, a method of recycling secondary batteries, won the gold medal and medal of the International Trade Fair of Inventions and Innovations INTARG®2022. The highest level of technological readiness provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The anniversary castle commemorated the history and achievements of the Institute, which was an opportunity to award Lukasiewicz – the most prominent employees of IMN and reward the cooperating companies. With the “Institute Partner” figurine installation. ŁIt combines ecology (using titanium powder obtained in the recycling process) and modernity (developed in 3D printing technology). Thus, it reflects the diversity of Lukasiewicz – IMN. Among those who were proud of him were KGHM Polska Miedź, Zakłady Górniczo-Hutnicze Bolesław, Huta Miedzi Legnica, Huta Miedzi Głogów, Huta Miedzi Cedynia and AGH University of Science and Technology. Stanislaw Staszic in Krakow.

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