The Hydro plant in Trzcianka, Poland uses Nitreg® controlled nitriding to address the need for improved process performance and more accurate control of nitriding results. Hydro is the world’s leading supplier of value-added aluminum profiles solutions.

The Hydro plant in Trzcianka, Poland uses Nitreg® controlled nitriding to address the need for improved process performance and more accurate control of nitriding results. Hydro is the world's leading supplier of value added aluminum profiles solutions.

ACCURATE CONTROL BOOSTS DIE STRENGTH AND EXTRUSION THROUGHPUT

The Nitrex N-EXT 812 nitriding system replaces a decommissioned nitrider that was phased out several years ago due to extrusion die failures and inconsistent metallurgical results. The delivered solution includes Nitreg® technology that helps to optimize parameters for maximum efficiency and quality, increasing die strength and extrusion throughput, while reducing the possibility of potential die failures. Moreover, Nitreg® contributes to cost savings from reduced consumption of process gases and energy savings from shorter process times. The N-EXT type furnace has overall chamber dimensions of 31.5” diameter by 47.25” high (800 x 1200 mm) with a capacity to nitride a 2200 lbs (1000 kg) load.

MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS AS CONFIRMED BY INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION

Since the start of operations with the new nitriding installation, treated samples are periodically assessed by an external QA service to check and validate the nitride quality, specification compliance, and reliability of the Nitreg® process. As part of this testing program, Nitreg® results are consistently in compliance with Hydro’s quality standard.

The extrusions business of Hydro Extruded Solutions manufactures extruded aluminum profiles and fully fabricated components for applications ranging from residential to industrial and commercial. Since 1999, Nitrex Metal has been building a lifelong customer relationship with Hydro. Today, the company operates over twenty Nitrex nitriding systems in seventeen countries including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, UK, and USA.