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Turkish Wire Rod Mill Issues Final Acceptance Certificate on Modernization Project

3/21/2024 - Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate for a wire rod mill modernization project at Kaptan Demir Çelik in Marmara Ereğlisi, Turkey, the company has announced. 

According to Primetals Technologies, the project expanded Kaptan’s product portfolio to include such value-added products as coiled rebar, fine grain rebar, and welding wire for the engineering and automotive industries in both domestic and export markets.

Additionally, a new wire rod outlet increased Kaptan’s overall production and finishing speeds, Primetals Technologies said. The mill rolls up to 105 tons per hour at speeds of up to 110 meters per second. Kaptan can now offer quality carbon products ranging from 4.5 mm to 26 mm in diameter at an expanded range of rebar sizes from 6 mm to 20 mm.

“Kaptan’s new mill has the distinction of being the first to combine a Morgan Rod reducing/sizing mill (RSM) with a next-generation No-Twist Mill consisting of individually driven stands. This configuration allows Kaptan to consistently deliver high-quality finished products at reduced alloying and energy costs. The RSM can also achieve the tight tolerances required for the high-carbon tire cord market,” the company said. 

Primetals Technologies said startup of the modernized facility was quick, taking 21 days from start of hot commissioning until the first saleable product. 

“This record-setting implementation has established a new industry standard and was made possible thanks to an experienced project team as well as close and effective collaboration between Primetals Technologies and Kaptan Demir Çelik,” the company said.