Wisco-Nippon Steel Tinplate Co. Ltd. (WinSteel) in Chinas
Hebei province has started commercial operations, according to
joint-venture partner Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.
The Wuhan city-based
companya 50-50 joint venture between NSSMC, Japans
largest steel producer, and Chinas Wuhan Iron & Steel
Group (Wisco) Corp.was established in November 2011 (
amm.com, April 22, 2011).
The Wisco-Nippon Steel
Tinplate production facilities currently up and running include
an 800,000-tonne-per-year pickling and cold-rolling line, a
400,000-tonne-per-year annealing line and a
200,000-tonne-per-year tinplating line. A second
400,000-tonne-per-year annealing line and
200,000-tonne-per-year tinplating line are currently under
The plate being produced at the plant is the same quality as
that produced at NSSMCs facilities in Japan.
A version of this
article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel