Extral, a Polish company specializing in aluminum extrusions has bolstered its manufacturing capabilities to better serve the construction, automobile, and machinery industries. Alongside acquiring a new aluminum extrusion press, the company ordered a Nitrex nitriding system featuring the exclusive Nitreg® technology to nitride H11 and H13 extrusion dies of various sizes.

This investment coincides with Extral’s expansion of its operational footprint in Poland, including the construction of a new building to house the extrusion press and Nitrex furnace. This expansion enables the company to diversify its range of extruded products while maintaining a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. The new nitriding installation will contribute to these objectives by providing more efficient use of process gases and electricity.

Previously, Extral outsourced its nitriding operations to a local heat treater due to quality issues encountered with an underperforming in-house nitriding unit. However, this latest investment enables them to bring nitriding operations back in-house, ensuring better control over the quality and consistency of their nitrided dies while also benefiting from expedited turnaround times.

The turnkey nitriding system includes an NX-1015 pit-type furnace with a 2-ton (4410-lb) load capacity and NITREG® technology, offering proven nitriding treatments that optimize die performance and throughput while concurrently reducing tooling costs.

Marcin Stoklosa, Project Manager at Nitrex, said, “Working with Extral on this project has been a pleasure. I have known the key contacts at Extral for nearly a decade, having met them and discussed their needs at various trade shows across Europe. Seeing customers invest in their business and achieve their goals, especially when it aligns with our values of innovation and sustainability, is always rewarding.”

NITREX is a global leader in providing turnkey heat-treating solutions and cutting-edge technologies since 1984. Pioneering advancements Nitreg® controlled nitriding and Nitreg®-C controlled nitrocarburizing enhance application reliability and performance while upholding stringent standards in quality, safety, and environmental sustainability. Our expanded technology portfolio includes Nitreg®-S and Nano-S™, optimizing stainless steel applications for greater wear resistance and durability, as well as Smart ONC®, which elevates corrosion resistance to new heights. Supported by superior technical expertise, every NITREX turnkey system ensures optimal performance throughout its lifecycle, safeguarding your investment for years to come.