BREAKING NEWS: Foil Mill Contract Awarded to MINO by Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation

MINO has been selected by Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation of Jishian District, Shanghai, for the supply of a new advanced Foil Roughing Mill, to roll thin gauge aluminium fin stock.

Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation was established back in 2010 and is today worldwide recognized as leading supplier of aluminium clad material and non-clad aluminium material for heat exchanger, condenser, cooling system and capacitor  serving the automotive, high tech and home appliance industries.

The purchase of the new MINO Foil Mill follows Huafon’s increased attention on quality and on thin gauge rolling for high-tech strip applications, including thin-gauge clad material.

The new MINO Foil Mill will provide Huafon with a powerful production tool, incorporating the latest MINO’s technologies developed for foil rolling, such as its advanced AGC/AFC process control system and its hot edge spray system that has been specifically designed to relieve high tensile stress at the strip edges, allowing to achieve higher rolling speeds.

The complete Foil Mill will be manufactured in Italy and pre-assembled/tested before delivery in the MINO’s workshop located in Alessandria, according to MINO’s established and successful practise. The complete electrical and automation system will be supplied by MINO’s sister companies “MINO Automation” located in Vicenza, Italy, and “MINO Process Control” located in Wimborne, UK, making this a further example of the capability of MINO to act as single source supplier for the entire scope of the project, using entirely its in-house capabilities and expertise.

Key data of the new Foil Mill:

Foil Roughing Mill

Type of Alloys
Max. Entry Strip Width
Max. Entry Strip Thickness
Min. Exit Strip Thickness
Max. Coil Weight
Max. Rolling Force
Max. Rolling Speed

AA1XXX, AA3XXX, AA5XXX, AA6XXX and AA8XXX Series Alloys
1450 mm
0,7 mm
0,03 mm
11 ton
800 ton
1500 m/min