SMS Group received an order from AMAG, an Austrian supplier of primary aluminum and semi-finished aluminum products, for a heat-treatment line. The technological highlights of the line and the connected passivation section are the water-cooled floater furnace, the resource-saving process technology and the compact layout. During heat treatment in the puller furnace, the strip receives the mechanical properties specified by the customer. The final chemical coating process (passivation) gives the strip the perfect condition for the downstream processing steps. Commissioning is scheduled for 2017.

With this investment, AMAG will increase its production capacity as a supplier of special sheet for automotive body applications (exposed and structural parts) and for use in modern passenger aircrafts. The newly added capacity will also be used to make other strip products in AMAG’s portfolio, such as packaging material.