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12. June 2012

Conversion from zinc pots to aluminium-silicon coating

Conversion from zinc pots to aluminium-silicon coating

INDUGA receives landmark contract from ArcelorMittal Florange

INDUGA is excited to have received the contract for converting a galvanizing line into an aluminium-silicon coating facility. The technology of coating sheet steel with aluminium-silicon is considered an innovative one, meeting today's ever more exacting standards in automotive manufacturing.
 
ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, aims to be among the first to supply such sheet to the automotive industry as of the 2nd quarter of 2012.

In order to implement this new steel sheet coating process, one of the two zinc pots delivered by OTTO JUNKER in 1991 will be revamped accordingly, e.g., by fitting it with three more powerful channel-type inductors.
 
The pot capacity will thus be raised to a total of 120 tonnes of liquid AlSi alloy. The scope of this project comprises the supply of the channel-type inductors upgraded from 500 to 600 kW plus three new IGBT frequency converter systems made by OTTO JUNKER.

For INDUGA this is a landmark contract since it will certainly strengthen our position versus competitors in a number of current projects in the field of advanced steel sheet coating.

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