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Turkish Stainless Producer Sets Metallurgical Records

5/4/2022 - A Primetals Technologies-built vacuum oxygen decarburization (VOD) plant in Turkey has set two new world records, producing the largest heat and the achieving the lowest carbon content for such a plant.

According to Primetals Technologies, the plant produced a heat weighing 298.2 tons, the most ever for a stainless plant. And through decarburization, it also reduced a batch’s carbon content to 5 parts per million. 

The plant is operated by Turkish steel producer Çolakoğlu. 

“A pioneer in the Turkish steel industry, Çolakoğlu has the courage to try new things. Our achievement at the VOD plant is the latest proof of this determination,” said Çolakoğlu chief executive Uğur Dalbeler in a statement

“While giving credit to my colleagues who have carried the flag and achieved extraordinary results, I send special thanks to Primetals Technologies for good collaboration and support. Together we create value by recycling stainless scrap, thus creating stainless steel for the Turkish industry – and we will contribute to reducing Turkey’s trade deficit by replacing imports.”