SHANGHAI, Dec 25 (SMM) – The Guizhou branch of the Chinese aluminium giant, the Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco), put an aluminium alloy bar production line, with designed capacity of 20,000 mt on an annualised basis into operation on December 6.
The production line now can produce 2,000 mt of A4, A6 and A8 aluminium round bar and rod a month, which mainly flow to markets in the east, south and southwest of China.
This aluminium processing base relies on primary aluminium supply from Guizhou Huaren New Materials, which is also owned by Chalco, and is designed to have aluminium alloy capacity of 348,000 mt/year.
It commissioned 50,000 mt of billet capacity in July and 15,000 mt of small slab capacity in November.
About 150,000 mt of large slab capacity and 70,000 mt of cast aluminium alloy capacity are expected to come on stream at the end of February 2020.
Construction of a high precision aluminium production line, with 3,000 mt/year of capacity, is likely to end by the end of this year.