Commodity Foil offers options to its clients when choosing the best manufacturing processes for its aluminum foil product. Clients may choose between direct chilled and continuous cast. There are reasons behind one choice over another.
DIRECT CHILLED (D.C.)
Direct Chilled is the aluminum process of casting molten aluminum into a mold where it cools into large slabs called ingots. The ingot is then taken to the rolling mill where it will be further processed towards its final gauge. The D.C. method of rolling down aluminum is significant because it reduces pinholes.
CONTINUOUS CAST (C.C.)
This casting method is significant because it reduces the cost of production but typically has more pinholes than D.C. cast.
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