Baowu Aluminum Technology produced its first hot coil with a Continuous Annealing and Chemical Pre-treatment line supplied by Tenova.
Baowu Aluminum Technology started the line’s erection in November 2020, and cold and hot test were performed starting from May 2021. This represents an important milestone for the company to open up the production process. This includes aluminum coils, entering the domestic market for automotive. The contract for the supply of this new line was signed in 2018. It was designed to process automotive and aircraft aluminum alloys.
“Despite the hurdles posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Tenova Technologies Tianjin fully exploited the capabilities and competence of its team in China. We managed to successfully carry out the commissioning on schedule. This allowed the project to enter the hot run test in a short time. I would like to thank the customer for their collaboration and our colleagues for the amazing work they did”, DU Zheng, Commissioning Manager for this project, stated.
The line has the advantage to have a high level of automation combined with simple process.
This leads to a short production cycle and high efficiency. This line follows another important project run by Pomini Tenova for the same client. Over the past months, Baowu Aluminum Technology Co., Ltd. signed the final acceptance certificate for one work roll grinder and one combination roll grinder. They have both met the requirements of process accuracies and surface quality.
“The co-operation between Pomini and Baosteel has been lasting for 20 years. Currently, a total of 114 roll grinders are operating in the Baowu Group. They are the key equipment for strip quality. We believe Baowu Aluminum will become an important player also in aluminum rolled products”, Frank Li Yanwei, Senior Business Manager, Tenova Ind. Tech. (Beijing) Co. Ltd. affirmed.