Stainless foil mill

Expecting to be able to lift output by 20%, Nisshin Steel will build a new cold rolling mill for stainless foil at its Ichikawa works in Chiba, east of Tokyo. Expected to cost USD 17 million, the new mill will be able to roll both austenitic and ferritic stainless foil to thicknesses of 10-250 micrometres and up to a maximum width of 650mm. It will replace the existing mill for foil at Ichikawa dating from 1988, which can produce only to a maximum width of 600mm and 30-250 micrometres thick. To meet the demand for high-efficiency stainless foil used in certain electronic devices, especially ones for automobiles, Nisshin plans to start the new mill by spring 2009.
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