The Continuous Processing of Stainless Steel at Ugine

A new continuous annealing, pickling, and rolling line just 380 m long that reduces production time from 3 weeks to 20 minutes has been commissioned at Isbergues. The LC2i (Ligne Continue Intégrée Inox) continuous pickling and rolling line for stainless steel was commissioned at Usinor’s Ugine Isbergues works in the north of France in October 1998.