Tenova has been contracted for a 200,000 tonnes per year new high speed electrolytic tinning line with insoluble anodes by Perusahaan Sadur Timah Malaysia Berhad, premier producer and supplier of high quality tinplate in South East Asia. This cutting edge technology will be implemented in PERSTIMA’s plant in Batangas in Philippines. The electrolytic combined tin plating and tin free steel line will work at 550 meters per minute at entry & exit and 420 meters per minute at the process section, for annual production of 200,000 tonnes. The steel strip will be 550-1000 mm wide and 0.10-0.60 mm thick, and the line will process all the main grades of steel for a product mix which will satisfy the most recent demand of the high quality market. A minimum tin coating thickness of 1.1 grams per square meters is guaranteed. The electrolytic line is expected to be put into operation by Q4 of 2021.
The line is equipped with a dedicated section of cells and recirculation equipment for the production of tin free steel process as well. Tenova will provide the state of the art automation with an enhanced Web Based Level 2 and Roll Management Software to automatically schedule roll activities in the processing line.
Finally, a further improvement in the quality of the tin plate has been achieved through the development of special edge-masks. These devices prevent the white edge defects due to tin over coating at the edges while processing strips with different widths. In addition, Tenova edge mask design guarantees easy inspection and access to the cell.
Tenova Insoluble Anode Technology with IGBT Rectifiers globally permits a large operating saving in tin and electrical consumption, guaranteeing the top of quality.