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Linde offers 'deep dive' into control of sintering atmospheres for improved PM and MIM parts quality and reduced processing costs
Expert to detail technology at PowderMet 2016

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- During PowderMet 2016, Linde LLC will present an overview of furnace atmospheres and provide practical troubleshooting techniques for improving powder-metal sintering and metal-injection-molding (MIM) sintering processes during one of the technical sessions.

Powder metal sintering requires a specific gas atmosphere in order to assist de-lubrication of green components and to avoid decarburization during the sintering process. Linde offers total atmosphere control in sintering of MIM and PM parts with the SINTERFLEX® Atmosphere Control System (ACS).

PowderMet 2016, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, is June 6-8 at the Sheraton Boston. The presentation is scheduled as follows: 

June 6, Technical Session:  Furnace Troubleshooting & Optimization, 4:15 p.m.
"Deep Dive in Furnace Atmosphere Basics and Practical Troubleshooting of PM and MIM Sintering Processes"

"High-yield quality output is always of keen interest, especially to automotive and aerospace suppliers. We are helping the industry excel with SINTERFLEX ACS technology and Best Practices for controlling carbon potential and parts quality," says Akin Malas, Head of Applications Technology, Metals and Glass, Linde LLC.

Sintering is a high-temperature process that forms engineering components by fusing alloyed powders together by applying heat below their melting point. The SINTERFLEX ACS technology optimizes the control of oxygen and carbon content in the sintering atmosphere. By establishing a carbon-neutral atmosphere during sintering, the system eliminates decarburization, creating more uniform carbon content of sintered parts. The system also improves and optimizes the total carbon input to the sintering furnace eliminating excessive carbon deposition which may affect the life of expensive furnace components.

Linde, a leading global industrial gases company, provides industry-leading portfolio solutions for the ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy industries, ranging from gases and equipment to process consulting and services. For more information, attend the PowderMet presentation, June 6 at 4:15 p.m, or contact Linde North America (, 800-755-9277.  

About Linde LLC in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 19.7 bn (EUR 17.944 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

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For further information: Linde Contact: Amy Ficon, Corporate Communications, 908-771-1491, Fax 908-771-1460,