Krupp VDM GmbH has commissioned SMS Demag AG in Germany with the supply of a 20-roll cold rolling mill in modern SB (split block) design. The plant will manufacture catalyst foil from high-grade steel in thickness ranges from 0.02 to 0.05 mm. The steel comprises an alloy of iron, chrome and aluminum and is distinguished by its high heat resistance up to 1100¿C. This material is used mainly in catalytic converters for motor vehicle exhausts, but also in heating elements and CERAN cooktop panels. Krupp VDM expects that demand for this material will continue to rise in view of the likelihood of more stringent exhaust emission regulations for motor vehicles.