NLMK on its production site in Lipetsk has commissioned the third unit polymer coating on galvanized cold-rolled (APP-3) with capacity of 200 thousand tons per year.
Its operation will increase the total capacity of NLMK's production of this type of steel by 53% to 580 thousand tons a year and will give the opportunity to strengthen its position in the market rental for construction industry.
The project, worth more than 3 billion rubles aims to expand output of high value-added and implemented in the framework of the 2nd stage of the program of modernization. APP-3 increased the company's ability to produce ready-dyed stripes and a thickness of 0.3-0.8 mm width 700-1250 mm. So far, the power allowed NLMK to produce rolled thickness of 0.4 mm.