NLMK Lipetsk, the flagship site of NLMK Group, has supplied a trial batch of pre-painted steel with improved coating quality to leading white goods manufacturer LG Electronics plant in Russia. NLMK steel will be used to make washing machine bodies.
The trial batch has been successfully tested at LG Electronics Rus plant in the Moscow region. A multi-stage quality assessment confirmed the properties of steel and the quality of the coating in line with LG Electronics Rus standards.
NLMK Lipetsk has custom-designed a product especially for LG Electronics Rus with narrower physical, mechanical and chemical tolerances, and mastered a pre-painting process to ensure a particularly clean finish better color durability and polish, enhanced flexibility and hardness.
NLMK and LG Electronics Rus are planning to begin regular shipments soon. This general agreement will be the first direct pre-painted steel supply contract signed by LG Electronics RUS with a local Russian manufacturer.
Ilya Guschin, NLMK Vice President, Sales, said: “The high quality of our steel delivers additional competitive advantages for our client, fueling their leadership in the market.” (NLMK/Ukrainian metal)