Showa Denko Carbon and the Salzgitter Group have forged a strategic supply partnership for the delivery of ultra-high-powered and ladle furnace OMEGA graphite electrodes. Showa Denko Carbon acquired SGL Carbon’s electrode business in 2017 and has therefore delivered most of the UHP graphite electrodes for the electric arc furnaces since Peine’s mini mill was commissioned in 1996. With the reconfiguration of metallurgy in Salzgitter under the SALCOS, the requirements for ultra-high powered graphite electrodes are set to increase. In addition, Showa Denko has developed OMEGA, a European manufactured ladle furnace electrode – a product that is often produced by off-shore suppliers. The electrodes consumed by production are to be recycled in accordance with the Salzgitter AG 2030 corporate strategy, and the two companies also intend to collaborate on the issue of reducing their carbon footprint.