The competitive solution for local needs, suitable for regional and extra-low CAPEX investments

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Copper crystallizers are among the most important elements in the development of high-quality casting performance standards because they are responsible for the first cooling stage of the steel as it exits the tundish and shell of the slab or other shape solidifies.

Danieli has always dedicated important research and testing resources to the development of these elements, employing its Research & Development department in the study of innovative cooling configurations that - combined with the right materials, coatings and internal geometries have created products that represent the peak of today’s casting technologies.

As part of the FastCast project created by Danieli in the mid-1990s as an ever-progressing process of technological innovations in steelmaking and casting, a significant economic and intellectual investment has been focused on mould technology, leading to the development of Power Mould technology.

Power Mould is designed to fulfill the most severe operating requirements, setting new milestones in the productivity and efficiency of billet and bloom casting machines.

In addition, Danieli has recently improved the concept with the newly designed Eco Power Mould, investing further resources in the in-house production of these elements, as well as of the conventional moulds.


Looking into the particular needs of the developing regions of the globe, we find locations with an obvious local need for long products but with restrictions in power quality and investment capability, as well as initial market volume needs. The Danieli Nanomill, a new concept for compact steel plants, is well suited to regional and extra-low CAPEX investments.

The concept calls for a mill that exploits the particular local availability of scrap or Iron Ore, as well as the market for the finished product, and converts raw materials to finished products in the most efficient way, with extremely short transport requirements. The Nanomill Concept supports the development of areas around the world where before no one had ever thought about building a steel making plant at all. In such areas, a Nanomill becomes very feasible. As a consequence, the Nanomill is a magnet for other businesses and industries, which are to be established around the Nanomill for its operation. The rated capacity is 50,000 tpy, up to 150,000 tpy.

The NANOMILL is the most environmental friendly steel making process unit.

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