Krefeld, Germany,

Faster extrusion with nitrogen

At its new plant in Loznica, the global automotive supplier Minth Automotive Serbia uses liquid nitrogen from Messer to extrude aluminum. Messer also installed a nitrogen supply system there, which will be expanding in stages. In addition, Minth uses the INCAL process developed by Messer: “INnerting and Cooling of ALuminium” cools the forming tool and the profile surface with liquid nitrogen. The reduced temperature makes it possible to accelerate production and raise productivity accordingly. Moreover, the evaporated nitrogen creates an oxygen-free atmosphere, thereby preventing oxidation and protecting the surface of the metal parts. In total, seven plants will be installed at the site in Loznica.