The line is presently installed at the Magoula works of ETEM Light Metal Co. in Athens, Greece. Dismantling and removal to India will commence shortly.
Re-installation is anticipated for mid 2012. The line will be installed either at Hindalco’s Renukoot or Kerala works.
The market in India for heavy profiles is expanding and to meet demand, Hindalco is expanding its production capacity with the addition of the line which is rated at 5000t with billet size capability up to 16” diameter. Presently installed at Hindalco’s two factories are six press lines from 1250t up to 3300t.
The press is suited for hard alloy extrusion as well as heavy profiles in softer alloys, the market need in India being presently under-supplied.