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Nucor-Jfe Steel México has opened a continuous galvanizing line in Silao, México to produce hot-dipped steel sheets for automobiles.  


The new hot-dip galvanizing line will produce approximately 36,2873.9mt of hot and cold rolled steel strips annually, particularly deep-drawing grades and high-strength steels, German service provider SMS, which set up this line for Nucor-JFE said in a statement on Jun 17. 


The line includes a recoiling and inspection line with vertical electrolytic cleansing cells and horizontal brushing machinery as well as Drever International’s advanced furnace technology that permits cost-effective high-strength material production. The furnace uses a strong rapid gas jet cooling system, and the skin pass mill guarantees enhanced surface roughness and minor elongation.


Production trials are scheduled to begin immediately with hopes to move to full-scale production after customer approvals.  


Nucor-Jfe Steel México is a partnership between US steelmaker Nucor and Japan’s JFE Steel Corporation, operating in Mexico to supply steel to the region’s automotive market. 

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