Europäischer Verband der nationalen Fachverbände der Kaltbandhersteller.


... the European Federation of the National Associations of Cold Rolled Narrow Steel Strip Producers.

... est une association européenne regroupant les syndicats nationaux des lamineurs à froid.

13th September 2012

CIELFFA will be represented by a member expert in the work sessions on the new Best Available Technique Reference Documents for Ferrous Metals Processing (FMP BREF). The expert shall be the voice of the cold rolling industry in the “Technical Working Group” (TWG) of the European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Bureau (EIPPCB). Located in Seville/Spain, it is a body of the European Commission and organises among other things an exchange of information between EU Member States and industry on Best Available Techniques. The existing 2001 BREF-Document on Ferrous Metals Processing is under revision. Furthermore, CIELFFA will send the same representative to EUROFER’s Working Group “Cold Rolling” to gather information and analyse expertise for the meetings of the EIPPCB “Technical Working Group”.

The new EU Directive 2010/75 of 24th of November 2010 on Industrial Emissions aiming for prevention or control of industrial pollution requires industrial installations to work with the best available techniques published in so called BREF-Documents. The content of BREF-Documents is drawn up in the “Technical Working Group” consisting of representatives of the European Commission, EU Member States, relevant industries and environmental non-governmental organisations. (Details are laid down in the Implementing Decision of 10th of February 2012.)
In preparation of these work sessions on a high European level CIELFFA has established four internal working groups in the field of “Pickling and Water Process“, “Annealing”, “Temper Rolling” and “Cold Rolling, Finishing, Roll-Shop and Emulsion Systems”. During scheduled meetings the experts will discuss and summarise their knowledge on the subject in order to distribute their expertise to the CIELFFA representative for the aforementioned BREF work sessions.


Juan Ramis (Arania) is new CIELFFA-President, Michael Ullrich (Bilstein) is new Chairman of Technical Committee

20th October 2020

Today the Cielffa members elected a new President as well as a Chairman of the TeCo. The office of President is now held by Mr. Juan Ramis, Managing Director, Arania (Spain), successor to Mr. Rey-Baltar, who has resigned from the presidency due to his retirement. Mr. Michael Ullrich, CTO, Bilstein Group (Germany) will head the Technical Committee from now on. We are looking forward to our future cooperation!



Webmeeting on 20th October 2020, 10-12 a.m.


We invite all members for a webmeeting!

Main topics on the agenda are:

  • Automobile market -  developments and future scenarios (Dr. Foltz, pwc strategy&)
  • EU trade policy – e.g. current issues on steel safeguards, carbon border adjustment mechanisms, BREXIT (Ms. Selandari, Orgalim)
  • BREF (Mr. Schoenemeyer)
  • Election of President / Chairman TeCo



6th SCT - International Conference on Steels in Cars and Trucks


The new date of the event will be 5 – 9 September 2021. The location of Milan and the event venue will remain the same.

On 14-18th June there will be the 6th SCT - International Conference on Steels in Cars and Truck in Milan/Italy. The conference contains more than 150 presentations from industry and research. The motto is ‘Bringing the automotive, supplier and steel industries together’. This reinforces what the modern steel industry is all about: partnerships across value chains being made up of industry, research and development professionals. The second motto of SCT 2020 is: ‘Future trends in steel development, processing technologies and applications’.

The main topics are

  • Steel Components in Cars and Trucks
  • Manufacturing of Components
  • New high performance Steels
  • Modelling, Simulation and Testing
  • Special Topic: LIGHTWEIGHT forging

500 experts from all over the world are expected to be part of the 6th SCT in Milan, Italy. SCT does not only offer you a high quality program, but also important representatives of international business in the exhibition. For more information:

Get a 10%-discount on the participation fee using the special booking link for FVK and CIELFFA members.