Düsseldorf, July 23, 2013

Successful production start at NELA

SMS Siemag cold rolling plant in Harbin rolls first strip

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Exit area of the new cold rolling mill at NELA.

The new CVC® plus six-high cold rolling mill at Northeast Light Alloy Co. Ltd. (NELA) successfully rolled its first strip on May 30, 2013.

At its production site in Harbin, in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang, Northeast Light Alloy Co. Ltd. now has an installed annual production capacity of 85,000 tons of aluminum cold strip. The rolling mill features equipment of the latest state of the art, designed to produce premium-grade strips. The technological features of the mill include CVC® plus, hot edge spraying and DS systems. The up to 1,900-mm-wide strips are rolled to minimum final gages of 0.1 millimeters to be used, among others, as input material in foil production.

In addition to the rolling mill, SMS Siemag also supplied the equipment for coil preparation and coil transport as well as the media supply system.

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.

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