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No.6 dual-purpose hot dip coil galvanising line costing £30 million is officially opened. The new line provides the works with the facility to hot dip galvanise thinner strip up to 1,650 metres wide. It is designed to operate at five times the speed of the old No.1 to 4 lines in producing a new product, Zalutite, cold reduced strip coated with an aluminium/zinc mix, as well as pure zinc coated strip. Again, Shotton is ahead in the galvanising field and still boasting the widest range of coating equipment on a single site in the world.

Colorcoat® HP200 launched

British Steel’s new high performance product with a 200 micron plastisol coating has a 20 year performance warranty.