The producer of rolled aluminium said the expansion consisted of a tension leveler system designed to improve coil flatness and surface cleanliness for overall quality and product mix enhancement.

It means Alcom can enter the growing market for aluminium sheet used in consumer electronics.

The new equipment was installed and commissioned on schedule, with no safety or environmental incidents.

Alcom is 59% owned by Novelis. The rolling mill uses continuous caster technology to produce rolled products, ranging from sheet and coil to heavy-gauge foil products.

The plant serves the bare and coated heat exchanger markets along with specialty common alloy and foil segments.