ArcelorMittal Skopje's range of steels for cold forming offers excellent forming performance, due to the low scattering of their chemical composition and mechanical properties, which guarantees processing consistency. These steel grades have excellent formability, which facilitates cold forming operations, and are ideal for drawing. They are used for bending and drawing forming processes for applications where strength, rigidity and ductility are required. Typical applications are to be found in the domestic appliance sector, metal furniture, drums, radiators, fans, tubes and small profiles.
Cold Rolled Annealed
Hot deep galvanized
Hot deep galvanized steels can be used in a very wide range of applications for industrial markets, both indoors and outdoors. Building: wide sections for roofing and cladding, doors, door frames, metallic ceilings, partitions, structural members etc. Domestic appliances: all appliances for this sector (both white and brown goods) are manufactured with hot dip galvanized steels. Miscellaneous: electrical cabinets, aeraulic components, air conditioners, road signs etc.
Organic coated standard polyester
The organic coated standard polyester is a widely used product combining the structural qualities of the steel with the prospective properties of an organic coating. The coating is available in several different colors of different qualities and surface aspect. Specially developed to meet the requirements of solidity, flexibility durability as well as the cost effectiveness in the construction sector. This product is a standard solution for facades, roofs, architectural objects and the so called “ sandwich”panels, supporting elements (gutters, trims ...) etc.. The roofs of the organic coated standard polyester gives freedom in choosing the shape, design and color, fit perfectly into any environment and complement all architectural styles starting from the most traditional to the most avant-garde ones. The wide range of steel products - straight or curved, flat or corrugated offer the architects a huge palette of possibilities. Apart from the aesthetic qualities the steel sheet roofs also provide superior results in terms of water-proof, mechanical strength, durability, fire features, condensation as well as acoustic and thermal comfort. There is always a solution made of steel to meet any specific need.
ArcelorMittal Skopje successfully responds to the customers’ needs
It is with great pleasure that we are announcing that we have been able to successfully respond to a full list of requests expressed by the market which are elaborated in our Customer Newsletter. Some of our customers were asking for an improved thickness performance, for a wider product range and in particular to open the feasibility for low thicknesses such as 0.3mm. The customer wish-list also included Deep Mat products with 35 microns paint layers and an automatic guarantee for our organic coated products. We believe that our new offer will fully meet our customer’s requirements. Our intention is to continue to be very open for all customer suggestions and comments in order to make sure that ArcelorMittal Skopje is sustainably meeting the market demand. Our initial intention was to strengthen our business connection as we value the patronage and appreciate the confidence our customers have in us.
Improved Back Side Coating for Organic Coated Sheets
Several of our customers, although satisﬁed with the product quality of the ArcelorMittal Skopje Organic Coated products, were commenting that the quality perception could be improved by using a backside coating with increased hiding power. Hence, we started to develop in cooperation with our paint suppliers a darker BSC-type (RAL 7030) for which the optical impression has been signiﬁcantly improved although the basic properties remain unchanged. Laboratory tests have been conducted, the foam adhesion has been validated, and after 2 bigger industrial trials we will switch the production to the new darker type up from later this summer. We hope that you will be equally satisﬁed as all our partners from the trial and validation phase. The pictures below allow to evaluate the diﬀerence between the previous light coating and the new type.
Skopje now open to deliver 35 micron Deep Mat qualities
ArcelorMittal Skopje has successfully supplied, since now more than 2 years, Deep Mat products – these new products are more and more required by the ﬁnal customers, as they provide high quality proﬁles in modern, fancy or classic colours with an interesting strongly pronounced wrinkled structure. In 2016, the plant has started the industrial production of those Deep Mat products in 35 microns; we are hence able to supply the full product range from 25 to 35 microns. Get ready for a trial order!
Now available: Low thickness strip 0.3mm
The 2015 investment in the AGC rolling at our Tandem Rolling mill has allowed to industrialize the 0.3mm thick product range – we have successfully delivered industrial quantities of Organic Coated Sheets in diﬀerent colours and to diﬀerent customers and we have also started to deliver 0.3mm thick HDG-products. But the journey is not over here: In April we delivered the ﬁrst orders in 0.27mm thick Organic Coated sheets, also called 0.3mm TCTP (including paint) which are of speciﬁc interest as back panels for the production of sandwich pannels.
You have been informed that since Q2 2015 we have implemented in our Tandem Mill an AGC (Automatic Gauge Control) system; as loyal customers you will have observed the increased performance with regard to thickness stability; The achieved performance is generally over-passing the requirements for ½ EN and will result for you in better process control and a gain of useful length. The diﬀerence can be made visible with the following 2 graphs:
As at ArcelorMittal Skopje we are constantly trying to develop new solutions in order to be able to supply a maximum of the required products needed by our customers, our product portfolio is steadily improving. We are summarizing the Skopje plant feasibilities in our Product Catalogue which you can consult and download on our web-site (link: http://www.arcelormittal.com.mk text: www.arcelormittal.com.mk)
Product Guarantee for Organic Coated sheets
ArcelorMittal Skopje has continuously stabilized and enhanced the pre-treatment and coil-coating process over the last years, all steps have been controlled in parallel in our local laboratory, but also in the research facilities of ArcelorMittal Belgium and in the laboratories of our suppliers. We are happy to announce that up from July 2016 ArcelorMittal Skopje is oﬀering an automatic guarantee of 7 years for all Organic Coated products with a Zinc coating of Z225 or Z275. We are hereby responding to a market request expressed in the last years by several customers as product guarantees become more and more a prerequisite to satisfy the premium sector but also to qualify for project supplies.