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SAV launches lab in Žiar nad Hronom

THE SLOVAK Academy of Sciences (SAV) opened a laboratory in Žiar nad Hronom in late October, the Noviny Žiarskej Kotliny weekly wrote. It means the region now has a top-level research establishment. The new laboratory was launched at the premises of the Sapa Profily company, which manufactures aluminium products. SAV decided to open the innovation centre for aluminium processing technologies in Žiar to get closer to producers. Žiar nad Hronom is the site of a large aluminium smelter.

THE SLOVAK Academy of Sciences (SAV) opened a laboratory in Žiar nad Hronom in late October, the Noviny Žiarskej Kotliny weekly wrote. It means the region now has a top-level research establishment. The new laboratory was launched at the premises of the Sapa Profily company, which manufactures aluminium products. SAV decided to open the innovation centre for aluminium processing technologies in Žiar to get closer to producers. Žiar nad Hronom is the site of a large aluminium smelter.

“At the beginning we want to solve their typical problems, for example with the quality of products, the production process itself and with the large amount of waste,” František Simančík, the director of the SAV Institute of Materials & Machine Mechanics told reporters.

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