Press plate, Sweden

Business Area Europe

Specialized plates require a specialized approach to production. Outokumpu Press Plate uses industry-leading expertise and unique processes to produce plates with exceptional flatness and cleanliness.

A highly advanced manufacturer of customized press plates, ready-to-use plates for the hardboard industry and semi-finished niche plates for the laminate industry, Outokumpu Press Plate in Avesta routinely produces plates of martensitic stainless steel that satisfy manufacturers’ exacting standards.

Take flatness, for instance. Combining the hardness of steel with the flatness required by the hardboard and laminate industries is a challenge for most manufacturers. Outokumpu’s proprietary hardening process – unique within the industry – delivers an excellent degree of flatness, an essential feature for high-pressure laminate (HPL) and large low-pressure laminate (LPL) presses.

Laminate manufacturers marry a printed image to an imprinted texture to create the look and feel of an organic surface like wood or slate. It is critically important that there be no non-metallic impurities in the plates used to create that textured imprint. A qualified route from Outokumpu’s own Avesta Mill to Press Plate ensures that plates are made of the cleanest stainless steel available.

As a complement to plates for the laminate and board industry Outokumpu Press Plate is also a world leader in the production of hard rolled coils for use in a wide variety of applications, including endless belts for the production of fiberboards such as for example MDF.

In addition to our high quality Outokumpu Press Plate offers short lead time and technical support.

Key capabilities

Customer focus

  • Delivering additional value through a comprehensive suite of services and a full understanding of our customers’ needs

Quality conscious

  • Using steel from Outokumpu’s own Avesta Mill, consistent quality at every step, from the cleanest stainless steel available to exceptionally robust packaging

Short lead times

  • With deep expertise and decades of experience, Press Plate is uncommonly responsive to rapidly evolving needs
OPP PRODUCTS – Press plates for the laminate and board industry and hard rolled coils for endless belts
  Laminate Board Hard rolled coils
Grade/application Avesta 393 HCR (AISI 410) / press plates
Stainless steel
Avesta 832 H (ASTM 301) and
Avesta 393 HCR / surface plates
Stainless steel
Avesta A10 carrier/transport plates
Avesta A9 wear plates
Carbon steel
17-7 (ASTM 301)
15-5 (ASTM XXX)
17-11-2 (ASTM 316)
2205 (ASTM XXX)
2507 (ASTM XXX)
14-7 PH (ASTM XXX)
Width 965–2,420 mm 1,300–2,600 mm 1,500–2,000 mm
Length 2,000–6,240 mm 2,000–7,800 mm NA
Thickness 3.0–6.0* 2.0–7.0* 1.0–4.0
Parallelism ≤0.10–0.8 ≤0.10–0.8 ≤0.10–0.8
  * Thickness when ground * Only for surface plates Avesta 832 H  


Machine Weight Width (mm) Length (mm) Thickness (mm)
Tolerance & surface grinder 1,500 kg / plate 1,250–2,600 2,000–7,800 2–35
Spindle polisher 3,200 kg / plate 1,250–2,400 2,000–6,400 2–25
Outokumpu Press Plate can also crate patterned polished surfaces, creating a patterned polished finish
Machine Weight Width (mm) Length (mm) Thickness (mm)
Precision cutting 1,500 kg / plate 2,500–6,300 1,000–2,610 2–8
Cut-to-length (coil) 25,000 kg 1,000–2,100 2,500–10,250 2–8
STRETCH-LEVELLING and shot blasting
Machine Weight Width (mm) Length (mm) Thickness (mm)
Stretch levelling 1,500 kg / plate < 2,600 3,450–10,250 < 12*
Shot blasting 3,200 kg / plate 1,250–2,400 2,000–6,400 2–25
* Max force 6000 kN
Type Name Width (mm) Length (mm) Thickness (mm) of film
PE-film Standard / laser Guard 1,000–2,600 < 7,000 0.08 / 0.10
Foam Foamed polythene 1,000–2,600 < 7,000 2
Wooden crate, tailor made for extra protection of plates /both on top side and long side
Type Weight Width (mm) Length (mm) Thickness (mm) of film
Hardening of plates 1,200 kg / plate 1,250–2,600 2,500–6,280 3–9

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