Sapa is the only North American soft alloy extruder with indirect press technology. The new indirect press will increase production speed per unit by up to 50%.

It will result in better grain structure and overall quality of product, and recover more scrap material than before, resulting in a lower operating cost to produce rod and bar.

The indirect extrusion process allows for a more consistent grain structure and better dimensional tolerances, which improves the machinability and finishing of products.

Along with the new indirect press, Sapa plans to add automatic packing and ageing to the process, enabling a fully integrated line for customers.