At ASAŞ Alüminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. in Akyazi in the Turkish province of Sakarya, SMS group has established a color coating line for aluminum strip. The line, including all mechanical, process-technological and thermal equipment as well as electrical and automation systems, has been completely supplied by SMS group.
The line serves for providing the strip surfaces with a color coat consisting of several layers. Essential process components are cleaning section, tension leveler, vertical roll coater for passivation, two back-up roll coaters for color coating and finally two floatation ovens to dry the applied paints. The coating system comes with numerous options and fast changes in color. Furthermore, the line comprises equipment for hot and cold lamination and an embossing stand. The color coating section may be bypassed, if so required, and the line can be used either for tension leveling or for coating in the chem-coater. In addition to aluminum alloy strip, it is also possible to process steel strip with a small cross-section.
The materials made are largely applied in the construction industry, for example for façades, and to produce profiles or shutters. Further fields of application are the consumer electronics and household appliances industries.