Six coil coating lines now in production
The new No.2 Colorcoat paint coating line (MACE Project), completed in 1990, operates at up to 100 metres a minute and processes strip up to 1,650 mm wide mainly for the automotive and construction industries. The line’s annual capacity is 110,000 tonnes. It produces the Colorcoat ® range of products and also Durazec, nickel zinc substrate with a lacquer coating for whom the sole customer is the Nissan motor company.
Europe’s first million tonne capacity coating plant
Shotton has become the first works in Europe capable of coating 1,000,000 tonnes of steel strip a year, with four lines for applying either zinc or zinc alloy coatings by either hot dipping or electro plating, and two lines for the application of a range of organic paints. The metallic coatings protect the steel from corrosion and the addition of paint gives a colourful finish as well as further extending product life.
The semi and pre-finished coated products are used widely in the construction, automotive, consumer durables and engineering industries. End uses include wall and roof cladding, car body parts, domestic appliances, electrical switchgear and ducting.