INFACON: International Ferro-Alloys Congress


Infacon XVII, Beijing, China, 18-21 September 2024 (Conference website) (E-mail: Prof Haijuan WANG

Infacon XVI, (Online), Trondheim, Norway, 27-29 September 2021 (Conference website)

Infacon XV, South Africa, 25-28 February 2018

Infacon XIV, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1-4 June 2015

Infacon XIII, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 9-12 June 2013

Infacon XII, Helsinki, Finland, 6-9 June 2010

Infacon XI, New Delhi, India, 18-21 February 2007

Infacon X, Cape Town, South Africa, 1-4 February 2004

Infacon IX, Quebec City, Canada, 3-6 June 2001

Infacon VIII, Beijing, China, 7-10 June 1998

Infacon VII, Trondheim, Norway, 11-14 June 1995

Infacon VI, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 March 1992

Infacon V, New Orleans, USA, 23-26 March 1989

Infacon IV, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 31 August - 3 September 1986

Infacon III, Tokyo, Japan, 8-11 May 1983

Infacon II, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12-16 October 1980

Infacon I, Johannesburg, South Africa, 22-26 April 1974

Background to Infacon

INFACON (International Ferro-Alloys Congress) was founded in South Africa in 1974 by the SAIMM (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy), Mintek (then the National Institute for Metallurgy), and the Ferro Alloys Producers' Association (FAPA) when the first INFACON was held in Johannesburg.

The intention of INFACON is to stimulate technical interchange on all aspects of ferro-alloy production.


INFACON is controlled by the International Committee on Ferro-Alloys (ICFA) whose objective is to promote the holding of the congress approximately every three years in appropriate locations and to retain the established high technical standard. ICFA arranges the meetings of representatives from producing and consuming countries during each INFACON to discuss the relevant technical content for INFACON and decide on the country that will host the subsequent congress. Prospective host countries are invited to make submissions in advance to ICFA.

The current members of ICFA include representatives from Brazil, China, European Union, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, North America, Norway, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, and Ukraine. The next Infacon event, INFACON XVII, will be held in China, in 2024.

INFACON continues to contribute to the exchange of research and development information by publishing peer-reviewed papers covering the major and most of the minor ferro-alloys. This website is intended to make all of the previous INFACON papers freely available to all interested people. This is in line with the approach adopted by SAIMM and Mintek to make their open publications easily accessible.
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