The Sustainability Department performs research projects and technical consultancy in the domain of sustainable development considering environmental, social and economic dimensions.


The activities focus on the following fields:

  • Wastes valorization processes targeting to the use of solid-wastes/by–products from industrial, commercial, domestic or other streams, as raw materials in the manufacturing of new high added value products and/or to the exploitation of their energy content

  • Implementation of circular economy concepts fostering industrial symbiosis, where the wastes/ by-products of an industrial process become the raw materials for another

  • Product design to meet the challenge of scrap content increase, while allowing unhindered production process and satisfying product quality and application requirements

  • Process development/optimization towards products of reduced environmental footprint.

  • Metals recovery from industrial wastes/by–products of mining & metallurgical industry

  • EU Green Deal impact on metals sector; products - manufacturing processes

  • Guidance on interpretation/ implementation of high impact complex legislations (i.e. REACH)

  • Hazardousness/risk assessments of liquid and solid wastes

  • Solidification/stabilization of hazardous wastes for safe and cost-efficient disposal

Other Services

  • Analytical Chemistry

    The Analytical Chemistry Department supports chemical analyses of solid and liquid samples, for Quality Control and R&D purposes. Our laboratory services include the following activities: ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation for a wide

  • Corrosion

    The Corrosion Department performs testing and evaluation of the corrosion performance of functional surfaces to support the clients in new developments, current product/process improvements or products quality assurance. The corrosion


ELKEME, Hellenic Research Centre for Metals S.A.
ELKEME was founded in 1999 to support the Hellenic Metallurgical Industry. Through a variety of state-of-the-art laboratories ELKEME focuses on industrial research and technological development/analysis in four major metal sectors: Aluminum, Copper, Steel and Zinc, providing efficient solutions to our customers.

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