Reinhard Feige
Industry Consultant, Expert
Industrial Minerals and Ceramic Materials

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      Sphere of Work     Top

* alumina for aluminium metal production
* specialty aluminium hydroxides
* specialty aluminas for ceramics, refractories and abrasives
* synthetic sintered refractory raw materials (mullite, spinel, tabular alumina, calcium aluminate cement)
* refractory linings for kilns for sintering mullite, spinel, tabular alumina, calcium aluminate cement
* micro silica / micro alumina (filler for concrete)
* dolomite for glass, calcium magnesium carbonates for paper
* metallic-ceramic composites
* refractory ceramics and linings for aluminium and zinc metal production
                    o    alumina calcining kilns
                    o    electrolytic reduction pots
                    o    anode baking furnaces
                    o    aluminium and zinc melting and casting furnaces
                    o    liquid metal filters
* applications of residual materials (red mud, alumina from salt slags)


    Education and Professional Experience      Top


since 1994         Industry Consultant and Expert

1967-1993        VAW aluminium AG, Research and Development, Bonn, Germany (since 2002: Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH)
                        Head of Ceramics and Refractories Group
                        1967 Scientific Assistant
                        1974 Group Leader "Ceramic Materials"
                        1984 Head of Department "Ceramics"
                        1991 Head of Department " Ceramics and Refractories"

      • Research, Development, Application Service for Specialty Aluminas,Mullite, Tabular Alumina, Spinel, Aluminate Cement [VAW Nabwerk, Schwandorf; since 1995: Nabaltec GmbH
      • Research, Development, Application Service for Alumina Residues from Processing Aluminium Slags (Dross and Saltcake) [VAW Lippewerk, Lünen; since 1984: SEGL GmbH / ALSA GmbH]
      • Research, Development, Application Service for Fumed Silica [VAW Rottwerk, Pocking; since 1998: RW silicium GmbH]
      • Support to the production units in the use of refractory furnace linings


1961-1967          Technical University, Clausthal, Germany
                         Dipl.-Ing. Steine und Erden (diploma degree in ceramic engineering)

                         Practical Training:
                         - DIDIER (Refractories),
Marktredwitz, Germany
                         - KERABEDARF (Kiln construction),
Berlin, Germany
                         - SCHWENK  (Cement),
Mergelstetten, Germany
                         - AGROB (Wall and floor tiles), Ismaning/Munich,
                         - SAINT-GOBAIN (Glass),
Saint-Gobain, France

                         Diploma Thesis:
                         "Sintering properties of electroceramic bodies in the system BaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2"

                         (worked out at:  ROSENTHAL, Research laboratory,
Marktredwitz, Germany)


      References     Top



AJKA ALUMINA Co. Ltd., Ajka (Hungary)
ALSA (SEGL) GmbH, Lünen
ALSA (HANSE) GmbH, Hannover

B.U.S Berzelius Umwelt-Service AG, Duisburg
EGGER Spanplattenwerk, St. Johann in Tirol (Austria)
ELKEM ASA Materials, Kristiansand (Norway)

Nabaltec GmbH, Schwandorf
Quarzwerke GmbH, Frechen
Refratechnik GmbH, Ismaning

RW silicium GmbH, Pocking
VAW aluminium AG, Servicebereich Rohstoffe, Stade



Continental AG, Hannover
Didier-Werke AG, Wiesbaden
Eisenwerk Brühl GmbH, Brühl

Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH, Neuss
StrikoWestofen GmbH, Wiehl-Bormig
VAW aluminium AG, Geschäftsfeld Walzbarren, Neuss
VAW alumíniumtechnika Kft., Györ (Hungary)
VAW Carbon GmbH, Grevenbroich
VAW highpural GmbH, Grevenbroich
VAW-IMCO Guß und Recycling GmbH, Grevenbroich
VAW motor GmbH, Bonn
VAW motorcast Ltd., Leeds (GB)
Veitsch-Radex AG, Wien (Austria)
Verband der Deutschen Feuerfest-Industrie e.V. (Association of the German Refractory Industry), Bonn

ZINIFEX BUDEL ZINK, Budel (Netherlands)

    Memberships     Top

                    ACerS       American Ceramic Society
                    DGG         Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft (German Glasstechnical Society)
                    DKG         Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft (German Ceramic Society)
                                    Head of "Nordrhein-Westfalen" Section 1988 - 2003
                    VDI           Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (Society of German Engineers)

    Contact     Top


Reinhard Feige
Barmer Str. 15, D-58332 Schwelm, Germany
+49-2336-935977; Fax  +49-2336-935978;