MMK sets all-time records in polymer-coated steel sheet production
The second polymer coating plant also set a record, producing 17,700 tonnes of metal in January 2015, exceeding the previous record of 17,500 tonnes, which was set in December 2014.
MMK started producing colour-coated steel in 2004, when the first plant, designed by Voest-Alpine, was commissioned. The plant has an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes, and covers cold-rolled sheet or galvanised steel with layers of plastisol, polyvinylidene fluoride and polyester.
The second polymer coating plant,also with an annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes, was commissioned in 2009, thus doubling MMK’s production capacity for colour-coated metal. The equipment was supplied by Italy’s FATAHUNTER. The new plant includes hot and cold laminators and can produce metal with texturisedpolymer coatings. The new plant’s blast furnace design makes it possible to produce metal for the “white goods” – home appliances such as fridges, washing machines, etc.
Coated steel is highly resistant to corrosion, and boastsadvanced consumer properties. The key markets for coated metal include the construction industry and home appliances manufacturing.