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Products and solutions, 2002-04-15, 02:00 AM

New 20-roll foil mill for ThyssenKrupp VDM

Investment in the future

Europe`s most advanced rolling mill for nickel-base alloys and high-quality special alloys is currently being installed at ThyssenKrupp VDM`s Werdohl facility. Scheduled to start up in May 2002, the modern SB (split block) 20-roll foil mill built by SMS Demag AG is designed to handle strip widths from 350 to 750 mm, gauges of between 0.02 and 1.0 mm, and coil weights up to 9,500 kg.

This investment will increase capacity at ThyssenKrupp VDM`s Strip division in response to rising demand for thin strip - the new mill will produce the 0.02 to 0.05 mm thick Aluchrom foil used as an automotive catalytic converter substrate plus other alloy families. The Strip division already holds a leading position as a manufacturer of high-performance materials for key industries such as electrical and electronic equipment, transportation, plant construction and aerospace.

For more information:
ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH
Heinz-Jürgen Möller, Head of Sales Organization and Marketing Services
Tel. +49 (0)2392 55 25 01
Fax +49 (0)2392 55 25 96
E-Mail: hmoeller@vdm.thyssenkrupp.com

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