GIFA, the world's leading trade fair for foundry technology, took place in the halls of Messe

Düsseldorf on 12-16 June 2023. Many German and International exhibitors met at GIFA, with a supporting program also involving numerous seminars, congresses and lectures. It therefore represented the ideal opportunity to keep up with the latest trends and technology innovations regarding foundry solutions.

Our supplier and partner Foseco – foundry division of VESUVIUS plc – was one of the exhibitors at GIFA 2023. Covering more than 900 m² in Hall 12, Foseco stand presented to the public many of its recent innovations for non ferrous foundries, including the new feeder system FEEDEX NF1, already in use at our plant and developed by the collaboration between Foseco and Fonderia Morini.

Foseco developed its stand around three key themes considered crucial to the future of the foundry industry: Sustainability, Innovation and technology & Knowledge and partnership.

Sustainability, of course, was an essential topic discussed at the exhibition: the stated goal is to improve casting yields and quality, reduce consumption of energy and materials and consequently cut harmful emissions. The new products showcased at GIFA will help foundries operate more sustainably.

Unfortunately, due to the massive flood that hit our region in May 2023 and damaged our premises, it wasn’t possible for us to be present at Foseco stand, but we’ll continue to work closely with our partner on the design of new products.



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The recent Emilia-Romagna floods have damaged our community and our facilities. But we are happy to announce that it only took us 5 days to be back up and running.

We want thank our employees, who worked day and night with dedication to achieve this goal so quickly.

Starting next week, every department of Fonderia Morini will be fully operational!


In the photo gallery, Fonderia Morini during and immediately after the flooding.

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On April 18, 2023, the European Parliament approved a new series of environmental measures, including the so-called Carbon Border Tax – a carbon tariff applied on the import of goods whose production outside the EU is particularly polluting.

As already mentioned in the previous article regarding the CBAM, the most affected sectors will be iron, steel, aluminum, cement, fertilizers and electricity.


An ambitious reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) was also adopted with 413 votes in favor to 167 against and 57 abstentions.

The ETS market – first introduced in 2005 – requires companies to purchase emissions allowances in order to continue their polluting production. By putting a price on carbon emissions, this mechanism has led companies to shift towards more eco-friendly production methods.

Which are the specific points of the ETS reform?

It will involve the gradual elimination – starting from 2026 to 2034 - of free emissions allowances currently distributed to companies. For the first time, the ETS system will also be extended to the maritime sector. A new separate ETS II will then be introduced for fuel for road transport and buildings, in order to put a price on emissions from these sectors in 2027 (or 2028, if energy prices will remain so exceptionally high).

This simply confirms EU’s challenging climate policy: the objective is to cut emissions by 62% - compared to 2005-levels - in the ETS sectors by 2030.

The votes in Parliament showed a strong majority in favor of these measures, although in certain sectors there are still doubts about the actual costs of the European green policy.



The European Union has announced that, starting from 2023, the tax pressure on the countries from which it imports will be increased in order to protect the European market during its ecological transition phase

For years, Fonderia Morini has collaborated with Politecnico di Milano to train new foundry technicians. This year, once again, the results were not long in coming.