Outokumpu Stainless, USA

Annealing and pickling line for hot and cold strip

Extremely versatile, the line produces hot and cold strip as well as very thick material (up to 10 mm). It features a capacity of 750,000 tpy, including AISI 200, 300, and 400 grades. The line went on stream in 2011 and has achieved excellent results ever since.

Main technical data


Steel grades

AISI 200/300 grades (austenitic) AISI 400 grades (ferritic)

Strip width

900 mm - 1,890 mm

Strip thickness

1.5 - 10.0 mm

Entry speed

120 m/min

Process speed

80 m/min

Exit speed

120 m/min


750,000 million tpy

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Entry area of the pickling section, suitable for hot and cold stainless steel strip
Outokumpu Stainless, USA image
The scale breaker operates with a tension of up to 90 tons