A continuous annealing and chemical pretreatment line for processing strip coils for the aluminum market reportedly has produced its first hot coil. The processed coil surface quality and performance of the line meet the producer’s requirements, according to system manufacturer Tenova.

China’s Baowu Aluminum Technology Co. Ltd. started the line’s erection in November 2020, and cold and hot tests were performed starting in May 2021. The line was designed to process automotive and aircraft aluminum alloys.

The line has a high level of automation combined with a simple process, which leads to a short production cycle and high efficiency.