World record ultra-thin hot rolled strip with a thickness of 0.6 mm supplied by Primetals

The new world record widens Rizhao’s product range Photo: Primetals

In October 2018, an Arvedi ESP (Endless Strip Production) line installed in a plant belonging to the steel producer Rizhao Steel Group Co., Ltd. of Rizhao, China, produced ultra-thin hot strip with a thickness of just 0.6 mm for the very first time. Hot strip as thin as this had never before been achieved anywhere in the world.

This thin strip can cover more than 80% of regular commercial cold-rolled thicknesses. The line was supplied by Primetals Technologies. This widens Rizhao’s range of products, especially for cold strip substitutes. After the line entered service in April, success was achieved just six months later.