Hydro Adds Aluminum Extrusion Presses in China
Hydro plans to begin production at the first press during the middle of 2012, with production on the other press starting several months later. This will bring the number of presses at the Suzhou plant to three. The market for extruded products in China is more than 8 million metric tons, nearly three times as large as the European market. The Suzhou site delivers precision-drawn-aluminum tubing and micro-channel profiles for automotive and non-automotive heat-transfer applications.