The Huafon Aluminium Cooperation based in Chongqing and part of the HUAFON GROUP took the strategic decision to expand its production due to its success in the production of a wide range of flat rolled products particularly for household and building technology and for the automotive, packaging, transport and electronic industry.

For this purpose a new production site is established in Chongqing, Sichuan province, Central China. One of the first investments are two Achenbach OPTIMILL® Foil Rolling Mills: one Roughing Foil Rolling Mill and one Finishing Foil Rolling Mill.

Also with regard to the necessary slitting machines and as increasingly more and more Asian customers do, the decision was taken in favor of the Achenbach OPTIFOIL® technology; unique features of maximum customer benefit in connection with important references led to this decision. As a first step, the subsidiary company to be established, trading under the name HuafonALUMINIUM CO. ordered one doubler and one separator out of the Achenbach OPTIFOIL® product range.

With a view to the future, both machines will be designed extrawide with a width of 2,150 mm. For example the doubler is characterised by both, an innovative contact roller system and new diaphragm cylinders at the contact roller. The diagphragm cylinders are also used in the separator namely at the contact, lay-on and support rollers. Further characteristics of high customer benefit are especially the optimised razor blade holders or the precisely operating pinhole detector guaranteeing together with all constructional details an ideal winding density and a perfect slitting appearance.

Achenbach as a reliable partner is pleased to have won a new customer and to support Huafon in building up their new production site in Chongqing with the delivery of first-class machinery.