Outokumpu Oyj has won a contract with the Mexican Mint to
supply stainless steel coin blanks for its export business.
Outokumpu Mexinox SA
de CV, a San Luis Potosí, Mexico-based subsidiary of the
Finnish company, is already a supplier to the Mexican Mint for
its domestic currency bimetallic coin production.
"Stainless steel is used for coinage in several countries,
but is a relatively new offering for Latin America. The
stainless steel application requires exceptional surface
quality on both sides of the delivered strips, as well as
consistent gauge and hardness control," Outokumpu said.