Finnish stainless-steel producer Outokumpu recently placed an order with Primetals Technologies for two new molds and two new Mold Expert Fiber systems. The equipment will be supplied to Outokumpu’s two single-strand slab casters at its site in Tornio, located in the north-western part of Finland. Startup is scheduled for April 2023.
As a global market leader in stainless steel, Outokumpu wants to use Primetals Technologies’ expertise and technology to take its proficiency in casting stainless steel to a new level.
A growing portfolio
The variety of stainless steel grades in Outokumpu’s product portfolio is constantly increasing as more complex and specialised steels are introduced and produced.
At the same time, quality levels for standard products are also increasing as the products are used in more demanding applications.
“To be able to successfully expand our product portfolio, to further improve product quality, and to ensure safe production, Outokumpu has decided to invest in cutting-edge technology for mold temperature measurement,” says Mika Näätsaari, project manager at Outokumpu’s plant in Tornio.