In the oxygen-converter shop of the Dneprovsky Metallurgical Plant (DMZ), they switched to 100% use of a heat-insulating mixture of its own production, which is used in the production of calm and low-alloy steel grades.
The enterprise used to produce such mixtures, but recently they used purchased ones.
In December 2020, the workers of the oxygen-converter shop began to produce small batches of heat-insulating mixture and use them in swimming trunks. Then the percentage of using their own mixture in relation to the purchased ones was increased.
Since March-April, DMZ has completely switched to its own heat-insulating mixture. In January, it began to be produced in the pre-production workshop, where a special section was organized.
One of the main advantages of the innovation, the project developers consider the independence of the quality of the supplier's product, as well as the ability to produce an insulating mixture that is ideal for factory steelworkers.