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Mexican manufacturer Lamina y Placa Comercial, a subsidiary of the long steelmaker Villacero Group, has commissioned a revamped galvanizing line in the Northern city of Apodaca.


The upgraded galvanizing line, will allow Lamina y Placa Comercial to produce skin-passed strips, galvanized profiled sheet and coils, galvanized steel roof ridge cap, and pre-painted coils and sheet for structural engineering, Germany’s SMS Group, which implemented the update, said in a statement on Thursday.


With this upgrade, Lamina y Placa Comercial will be able to supply the market with galvanized steel SAE 1006, 1008, and 1010 and steel strip products with yield strengths between 210 and 560 MPa, thicknesses from 0.23 up to two millimeters, and widths from 812 to 1,282 millimeters, SMS indicated.


For the project, SMS supplied a new four-high inline skin-pass mill, a new tension leveler, new fluid equipment, and new electrical and automation systems. 


Lamina y Placa Comercial supplies steel products in Mexico, the US, and Latin America for civil and infrastructure construction, metalworking and industrial manufacturing, agroindustry and mining, automotive, and distribution in general.


Mexico increased its crude steel output by 1.1pc to 1.47mn mt in October from 1.45mn mt produced in the same month of 2019.


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