Aleris introduced its new $350 million hot-rolling mill in Zhenjiang, China, that is designed to meet fast-growing national and global demand for technically advanced aluminum plate products. The state-of-the-art plant is equipped to produce the most advanced value-added aluminum material for manufacturers in the aerospace and other fast-growing industries. With a hot-mill capacity of 250,000 metric tons, the plant will have a phase-one capability of producing 35,000 tons of value-added commercial plate products. Qualification programs with major aircraft manufacturers are under way, and the company expects to begin shipping aircraft material in the second half of 2014.
Aleris Unveils New Hot-Rolling Mill in China
May 1, 2013