Linde extends long-term green hydrogen contract for powder metallurgy


The Austrian arm of industrial gas major Linde has extended its long-term agreement with Breitenwang-based Plansee Group (Plansee), which will see Linde supplying sustainably produced hydrogen to the company for the powder metallurgical production of materials to be processed into tools and moulded parts.

Linde will install the hydrogen electrolyser in an existing building on the Plansee company premises in Breitenwang. According to the company, the electrolyser has an output of four megawatts and produces up to 800m2 of hydrogen per hour with a purity of 99.999%.

An example of powder metallurgy is additive manufacturing (AM), technologies that grow three-dimensional objects one layer at a time.

A report by AM Power revealed that the overall AM market for metal and polymer systems, material and part manufacturing services is valued at around $8.7bn in the past years with a projected growth of CAGR 18.2% until 2026.

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