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Lelchitsy Regional Executive Committee
22 December 2020

Belarusian steel mill BMZ now offers new wire for high-pressure hoses

GOMEL, 22 December (BelTA) – Specialists of the Belarusian steel mill BMZ have come up with technologies to make two new kinds of brass-plated steel wire with improved strength properties for high-pressure hoses. The new types of wire have been ordered by customers from Poland and Austria, BelTA has learned.

BMZ constantly works to improve the quality of existing products and expand the product lineup in order to meet exacting demands of the market. This year the company has developed and manufactured samples of PML wire with increased strength parameters. It is available in 0.56mm diameter and 0.30mm diameter. The properties satisfied requirements of the customers. Pilot batches were made and have been shipped. The steel mill now looks forward to results of processing the new PML wire types at factories in Poland and Austria.

PML wire is designed for reinforcing high-pressure hoses. BMZ made over 3,300 tonnes of PML wire in November 2020, which is way more than in November 2019. The modernization of 25 draw benches in steel wire shop No.2 had to do a lot with it.

Most of the PML wire BMZ makes is sold abroad. This year’s export has already exceeded $24 million while the geography of sales numbers 16 countries, including Singapore, Japan, South Korea, and the USA. The top buyers of BMZ products are Italy and Turkey.

At present BMZ makes over 40 kinds of PML wire that vary in diameter from 0.15mm to 0.8mm and offer different strength properties.

The public joint-stock company (OAO) BMZ, the Management Company of the holding company Belarusian Metallurgical Company (BMC), is a high-tech Belarusian metallurgical enterprise. It comprises infrastructure shops and four manufacturing divisions connected by one technological chain. The divisions focus on steel smelting, mill products, pipe products, hardware items. BMZ exports more than 80% of its output every year.