About OCAS

Buildings OCAS Zelzate and Zwijnaarde

OCAS is an advanced, market-oriented research centre for steel applications. Based in Belgium, it is a joint venture between the Flemish Region and ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel group. We collaborate closely with steel and metal processing companies all over the world, providing them with innovative services, solutions and products. Our research centre is also setting up new industrial spinoff activities.

We have a highly qualified team of more than 130 experienced researchers and engineers with an international orientation. Our laboratories in Zelzate and Zwijnaarde have a unique range of state-of-the-art analysis and simulation tools, and even a complete lab scale steel production line.

OCAS in brief: view our activity report.

Small-scale metal production
Lab design and production of metals with a tailored chemistry and microstructure. Read more.
Steely Hydrogen Conference
Ocas's 2nd International SteelyHydrogen2014 Conference gathered more than 140 participants. Check the website to discover the award winners and order the Conference Proceedings book. Read more on our H-lab.