Dutch experts in land reclamation arrive at the works to advise and work on the creation of a 280 acre site for the new “heavy end” plant work on which is scheduled to start next year. Six million tons of sand is pumped from the nearby estuary to raise the level of the development area by 15 feet
Electro galvanising starts
With Summers starting to develop new metallic and plastic coated products, a sheet line for the production of Zintec electro-zinc plated strip is transferred from the Wolverhampton Corrugated Ironworks at Ellesmere Port to Shotton. Unlike the spangled finish of hot dip galvanised material, Zintec has a smooth matt surface ideal for forming and painting. The zinc coating does not peel, flake or crack.