SMS group receives exclusive license for ILTEC Technology.

Together creating new pathways 

In summer this year, Mettop and SMS group agreed to jointly market the water-free cooling technology ILTEC, also integrating the product in the joint-venture company PolyMet Solutions. The picture shows the contracting parties (from left to right): Dr. Guido Kleinschmidt (SMS group), Dr. Andreas Filzwieser (Mettop GmbH) und Dr. Rolf Degel (SMS group).

Since the technology has great potential not only in the non-ferrous industry but also in the entire range of iron and steel production, ILTEC perfectly fits the product portfolio of the SMS group. This was a major reason for SMS group to invest and - together with Mettop - to create new pathways towards new and revolutionary cooling solutions for our customers.

“We all are convinced that together we can make the metals producing industry more safe " was the unanimous comment of all participating parties.


ILTEC System ready for Installation

ILTEC facility for Spanish customer is finally ready for shipping

The newly constructed ILTEC facility is equipped with four individual cooling lines which enables the cooling of large areas and applications. Furthermore the cooling capacity of the two heat exchangers of 1.500 kW each and the pumping capacity of 50 m3/h guarantee the appropriate removal of larger heat amounts.  

The construction is designed as two individual installation racks (as seen in the construction drawing and the picture) for making both the transport and the installation on site more easy and flexible. As a special feature, the installation of a high-performance instantaneous heater makes the system not only capable of cooling but also enables heating and temperature keeping within the cooler. 


Mettop GmbH, founded in 2005, is an independent Austrian engineering company, specialised in the design, optimisation, and engineering of technologies for metallurgical processes. It is active in the field of pyro- as well as hydrometallurgy of non-ferrous metals and recently also started with innovative cooling systems for the iron and steel industry.

The scope of services comprises of optimisation solutions in the area of furnace integrity, combining refractory selection and layout, gas purging systems and cooling elements. In the field of hydrometallurgy, a new electrolysis technology - the METTOP-BRX Technology - was developed and is in operation to allow an acceleration of the electrolytic refining of up to 50 percent. For all metallurgical aggregates and equipment, Mettop developed the new and water-free cooling technology ILTEC, that uses an ionic liquid as cooling medium,  to create new pathways towards safe and efficient cooling for the entire metallurgical industry.

In addition, Mettop is internationally active in terms of technical consulting (process optimisation) and operator training for customers in the non-ferrous metals industry, and also assists in the optimisation of risk management in metallurgical plants. 

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