As noted in Metinvest, by improving the production technology, increasing the mechanical properties of metal products in accordance with the increased requirements of customers, the plants are expanding the geography of deliveries.
The Azovstal steel plant of Metinvest Group became the leader in the development of new products last year.
Among the 20 new products are steel blanks for the European market. In 2021, more than 200 thousand tons of these products were delivered to customers. The converter shop has developed and mastered the production technology of new grades of low-silicon steel for new customers. For SSAB enterprises in Finland - steel grade Grade 2626 with a residual silicon content of not more than 0.05%. For NLMK LA LOUVIERE in Belgium - steel grade DUC007 with a strict restriction on the content of non-ferrous impurities and nitrogen.
In the plate shop of MK Azovstal of the Metinvest Group, the company's specialists produce sheets of alloyed high-strength steel of the S550Q grade, used in construction and engineering for welded metal structures. Also, the technology for the production of sheet products with a thickness of more than 50 mm from structural steel of the S355J2W grade with improved properties of resistance to atmospheric corrosion, which was previously produced only in thicknesses up to 50 mm, was mastered.
For Arabian International company for steel structures from Saudi Arabia, the steel plant produced A537-2 MT steel sheets for the manufacture of water tanks for seawater desalination. It complied with an additional requirement - a minimum tempering temperature of at least 650 degrees Celsius.