Bahru Stainless puts 20-roll millstand from SMS Siemag into operation
The first strip was successfully rolled on the new 20-roll cold-rolling stand at Bahru Stainless SDN BHD in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
In the south of Malaysia, the Asian company Bahru Stainless SDN BHD, a subsidiary of the Spanish Acerinox group, has erected a new production facility for cold-rolled specialty strip. Part of this plant is the new 20-roll cold-rolling stand of size MB 22B-52" from SMS Siemag, Germany.
The compact and sturdy rolling mill processes austenitic and ferritic strip grades with widths of up to 1,320 mm and entry gages of up to 6.35 mm, and rolls them down to final gages as thin as 0.15 mm. In addition to the rolling mill, SMS Siemag also supplied the entry and exit groups, leveler and crop shear, as well as the SUPAFINE® filter system for efficient filtering of the rolling oil.
With the implementation of the first stage of construction for the new production facility in Johor Bahru, with an annual capacity of up to 240,000 t, Bahru Stainless has reached an important milestone. With the next stage of construction, cold-rolled specialty strip capacity is intended to be increased to 600,000 t.
SMS Siemag AG and SMS Meer GmbH are both companies of SMS group which, under the roof of SMS Holding GmbH, consists of a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry.