NLMK Group Company NLMK Metalware has completed the installation of main process equipment at its new wire galvanizing line in Berezovsky in Sverdlovsk region of Russia. Commissioning works are currently underway. The project will enable NLMK Metalware to increase its galvanized wire output by 40% and launch a new product: zinc-aluminium coated wire. The corrosion resistance of zinc-aluminium coating is several times higher than that of pure zinc coating. It also ensures the metal’s resistance to high temperatures and adverse weather conditions. Key benefits of this coating include high ductility and improved weldability. Products made of zinc-aluminium coated wire, such as gabions, geogrids, and fences, have a substantially longer service life.
Investment in the project totalled RUB 540 million. The first products are planned for production in February 2021.