The main components of the Castrip facility at Nucor are presented and the specific
features of the twin-roll casting are highlighted with reference to conventional
and thin slab casting.
Nucor expected in February 2005 a monthly production of 25,000
tons of strips with an average thickness of 1.4 mm and a minimum thickness of 0.84 mm.
Most products are utilized in construction application as light gauge hot rolled low
carbon steel grades.
Nucor is now in the planning stages for a second Castrip facility
in the United States and is exploring opportunities for utilizing the technology
internationally through joint ventures.