For over 55 years, the Skawina Division has been investigating various aspects of the processing of aluminium and aluminium alloys, and since some decades also of magnesium and magnesium alloys. The Institute consists of Departments, Sections and Laboratories whose activities are focussed on the development of industrial technology and on the use of aluminium, and Al and Mg alloys in a variety of industrial applications.

The Skawina Light Metals Division of the Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals in Gliwice has become in recent years a beneficiary of funding from the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of the following projects:


  • Project No. POIG.02.02.00 -00-012/08-00  entitled "Retrofitting the Research Infrastructure of Malopolska Centre for Innovative Technologies and Materials" under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy - 2007-2013, Priority 2 Infrastructure R & D, Measure 2.2. Support for development of research infrastructure for research.
  • Project No. POIG.02.01.00-12-062/09, entitled " Advanced Technology Incubator for Plastic Working of Light Alloys based on Al and Mg" under the Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007-2013, Priority 2 Infrastructure R & D, Measure 2.1 Development of research centres with high potential.
  • other funds granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education


to retrofit pilot installations and test equipment for plastic working of aluminium and magnesium alloys.


The development of innovative technology for the manufacture of new materials in semi-technical scale requires modern, highly-specialised technological equipment and test apparatus that the OML IMN Skawina has currently at its disposal.


The Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Light Metals Division in Skawina, for more than 50 years specializes in studies of various casting technologies and other forms of light metals processing and surface treatment for the needs of basic R&D work carried out for the industry and other research centres.

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The IMN-OML Skawina meets the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008 for Quality Management System and has got the Certificate No. 170591-2014-AQ-POL-RvA issued by DNV (Det Norske Veritas) for the research and development work and design services in the field of light metals.


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Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals  

Light Metals Division

ul. Pilsudskiego 19
32-050 SKAWINA

tel.: (4812) 276-40-88 (operator)
fax: (4812) 276-47-76

Pozycja GPS:

49°58'10.703"N, 19°48'1.583"E


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