Sintering pioneer Reiner Sarnes has died

November 5, 2020

Reiner Sarnes passed away in October, aged 89 (Courtesy Sarnes GmbH)

Dipl.-Ing. Reiner Sarnes, a sintering pioneer since the early 70s, passed away on October 28, 2020, aged 89, reports the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA).

Sarnes was a developer of what have become standard applications today, such as gas heated sintering furnaces, low energy dewaxing, internal protective gas generation, flame-free furnace entry, and continuous steam treating furnaces.

Sarnes founded SARNES ingenieure GmbH & Co KG in 1980 after almost twenty years of scientific and research work in the field of chemical engineering and industrial furnace design. Located in Stutensee, Germany, the company celebrated forty years this year of building and developing conveyor belt sintering furnaces and protective gas systems for line-production in the Powder Metallurgy industry.

He held many patents for medical oxygen and special protective gas applications, was a member of the scientific advisory board of GWI.

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