SAPA orders nitrocarburizing system

Nitrex Metal received an order from SAPA Profiles to supply a turnkey nitrocarburizing system for its newly acquired extrusion facility in China. The plant located north-east of Shanghai comprises 16 presses with a total capacity of 95k tons. Renamed Sapa Profiles Jiangyin Co. Ltd., this acquisition represents a strategic step in establishing the group’s first aluminum extrusion plant in China. The addition of the Nitrex nitrocarburizing system is part of the group’s capital improvement plan to enhance the capabilities of the plant’s heat treat operations, raise output capacity, and bring new solutions to local customers. Nitrex Metal is supplying a complete system including furnace, racking, control system, and process technology tailored for aluminum extrusion dies. The furnace measures 39” diameter by 59” height (1000 mm x 1500 mm) and can process loads of 4400 lbs (2000 kg). NitregŽ-C nitrocarburizing technology was chosen for better case properties.