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Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant boosted high-margin output range in 2018

1February2019
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK PAO, MOEX: CHMK, part of Mechel Group) expanded its sections product range. In 2018 the plants universal rolling mill mastered output of 17 new product types.

The plant now produces 10 new flange beam profiles compliant with Russian and European standards, as well as five channel types. These products are used in making floor structures and columns in frame house and large panel construction, in engineering and shipbuilding.

The universal rolling mill also produced the special-purpose Z-310 profile used to make truss rods for railcars and gondola cars. In 2018, shipments to wagonbuilding plants went up by 55% year-on-year.

The plant also certified its output of OR65 switch point rails supplied to railroad switch producers for further assembly and use in railroad construction. Demand for this product is consistently high, and the plant has already shipped off 520 tonnes of switch point rails.

Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant also received a certificate for its rails for railroads with traffic speed of up to 250 km/h. The certificate was issued to heat-hardened R65 rails. Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s rails have high performance qualities - resistance to wear and durability, due to using an innovative technology of tempering rails in an organic polymer solution, which has no analogies in Russia.

The plant has been producing rolled sections since the launch of its universal rolling mill in 2013. During this time, the plant mastered production of 56 types of flange beams, five channel types, three special-purpose rolls and five rail types.

“Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant is implementing the strategy of increasing its marginal product range, actively mastering output of competitive products and expanding its client base. This year we plan to continue mastering new products and expand our presence on the sections market,” Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s Chief Engineer Vladimir Kapnin commented.

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