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RCMME Daimler India launches 4 new models of commercial vehicles ��������������������������������������������� 8 Eicher rolls out new Pro series trucks ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10 Delayed industrial recovery to put stress on CV loans: India Ratings ������������������������������� 14 RSB unveils new products at Autoexpo; aims global market ���������������������������������������������� 16 AMW confident of better performance ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18



Gulf Oil: increasing footprint in long drain oils ��������������������������������������������������������������������� 20 Shell brings lubricants technology lecture on innovations ������������������������������������������������� 24 JLG launches world’s largest selfpropelled boom lift ���������������������������������������������������������� 26 Mortek: more than a manufacturer of construction equipment ������������������������������������������� 28 Tractors India acquires Caterpillar’s mining distribution business ������������������������������������ 30



Structures Tata BlueScope Steel: designed with higher reflectivity, long-term durability and aesthetics ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36 Tips on using scaffolding materials ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Layher Allround TG 60: ideal shoring system ����������������������������������������������������������������������� 40 Scaff India: home of perfect scaffolding solutions ��������������������������������������������������������������� 44 Parson: a solution to clients’ problems ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 46



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Coatings BASF introduces innovative microspherebased admixture technology �������������74 Self-water draining concrete by ACC ����������������������������������������������������������������������74 Rangeela Putty: coloured cement-based wall putty ����������������������������������������������76 Cold galvanising zinc metal spray: why important? ����������������������������������������������78 Polished concrete: The future of industrial flooring ����������������������������������������������80 MC-Special Plus: integral waterproofing of concrete ��������������������������������������������82

water Crompton launches latest pumps to fast track energy savings ���������������������������84 Caliber cast steel globe valves: conventional for all process fluids ��������������������84 Water 2 People Teknologies: supplying unmatched water, wastewater treatment products �������������������������������������������������������������������������������86 Grundfos India launches new Circulator Pump �����������������������������������������������������87 Lubrizol globalising CPVC plumbing technology ��������������������������������������������������88





Commercial Vehicle


Daimler India launches 4 new models of commercial vehicles “With the launch of these trucks BharatBenz is now present in all major trucking segments as promised 2 years ago,” says Marc Llistosella, Managing Director and CEO, DICV

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Ltd. (DICV), the 100 per cent whollyowned subsidiary of the world’s leading truck manufacturer Daimler AG, recently launched four new BharatBenz models of commercial vehicles in the Indian market. The models include three tractor models — 4023TT, 4028TT and 4928TT — and one construction mining model 3128CM. The company has sold 7,500 trucks since launch, and now has 17 models on Indian roads. With the launch of the first 3 heavyduty models in September 2012 (2523R, 2523C and 3123C) BharatBenz began its offering of a range of trucks. Subsequently, BharatBenz launched its range of medium-duty trucks in February 2013. It also launched its range of Made-in-India trucks for export under the FUSO brand in May 2013. During 2013, two more heavy-

duty trucks (2528 and 3128) were also launched. While other variants are to be launched, this launch of tractor models enhances the BharatBenz’s range to cover segments from 9 – 49 tonnes GVW. According to Marc Llistosella, Managing Director and CEO, DICV, “The trucking industry in India is experiencing a tough phase. Under such circumstances, customers critically examine the offerings by manufacturers. BharatBenz trucks with their superior all-round performance and TCO benefit therefore enjoy a much greater advantage. With the launch of these trucks BharatBenz is now present in all major trucking segments as promised 2 years ago. The complete experience that the BharatBenz range provides has also triggered a substantial transformation in Indian trucking.”

• 7,500 trucks sold since launch • 3 tractor models – 4023TT, 4028TT and 4928TT • 1 construction-mining model – 3128CM • New products to be launched in 2014/15 • Established network of 75 stateof-the-art facilities

V R V Sriprasad, Vice-President, Marketing, Sales and Aftersales, DICV said, “Tractor-trailers are at the very top of the value-chain in trucking. Hauling heavy goods over long distances, the qualitative aspects that BharatBenz provides in terms of efficiency, reliability, economy and overall TCO benefits become most important and imperative. With all the promised parameters established, the tractortrailer operators would benefit most with BharatBenz. The constructionmining truck on the other hand will provide a very important aspect of reliability considering the conditions in which these trucks will be operated, demand continuous use under tortuous conditions.”

Network Since the launch of the first BharatBenz dealership in Chennai in August 2012, BharatBenz has established a network of 75 outlets in line with its plans to cover more than a 100 locations by early 2015. Finance arm BharatBenz Financial (BBF), a captive financing subsidiary of Daimler offers financing and insurance solution for BharatBenz customers at all dealerships. n


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New LAUNCH “New range will deliver higher profitability over vehicle’s life cycle, leading to real productivity improvements through best-inclass fuel efficiency, good driver comfort, better drivability and higher up-time”

Yashodhara Raje Scindia inaugurates Eicher Trucks and Buses Pavillion at 12th Auto Expo

Eicher rolls out new Pro series trucks E

icher launched the future of Indian trucking with the introduction of its “Pro series” at the 12th Auto Expo. The new trucks will meet the needs of the emerging mid-premium market segment, which demands vehicles of higher power and durability, greater comfort and value-added enhanced features at economical cost. In addition it will continue to address the massmarket segment, which demands trucks with value features at low cost of ownership. Speaking at the launch, Siddhartha Lal, MD and CEO Eicher Motors, said, “The next generation of Eicher trucks and buses aims to continuously improve transportation efficiency in India and the developing markets via relevant modernisation, thereby reducing logistics costs for goods and people leading to economic growth and productivity.” The Pro range has been developed and manufactured as a result of the synergistic working between the Volvo


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Group and Eicher Motors Ltd. With the launch, the Eicher brand enters a new phase of growth and consolidation in the commercial vehicle market. The Eicher Pro series has been designed to meet the needs of most market segments across haulage, distribution, construction, industrial loads, courier and perishables. Philippe Divry, Senior Vice President, Trucks Joint Venture India said, “Volvo Group has global expertise in understanding the needs of truck customers and we have been working with the VECV teams for more than five years now to develop new solutions for India. In the Indian CV industry, fuel-efficiency is a major cost driver, and in this area, the Volvo Group’s technology and Eicher’s competence in frugal engineering have been very complementary. The new Pro series of trucks and buses will retain and even increase the well-known Eicher leadership in this domain.”

The mammoth product development initiative for the entire Pro series range from 5-49 tonne gross vehicle weight involved an investment of 3 million hours of engineering effort, 7.7 million kms of testing and 50,000 hours of engine development. “The new range will deliver higher profitability over vehicle’s life cycle, leading to real productivity improvements through best-in-class fuel efficiency, good driver comfort, better drivability and higher up-time,” the company said issuing a statement. Vinod Aggarwal, CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles, added, “We will strive to produce the most technologically advanced, fuel efficient and safe products for our chosen markets, and provide superior up-time and best-in-class aftersales support to our customers. The Pro range ensures a level of quality and innovation that will continue to set standards in the commercial transportation industry in India and the developing world.” n

CV Finance


Delayed industrial recovery to put stress on CV loans: India Ratings

The agency expects the ratings to withstand the delayed economic recovery in FY15, barring some transactions backed by commercial vehicle loans


he ongoing economic slowdown along with weak private consumption and rising diesel prices are likely to increase the stress in the commercial vehicle loan segment through at least the first half of the next fiscal, says a report published by India Ratings & Research. The agency has maintained a stable outlook on its structured finance ratings. This is because the agency expects the ratings to withstand the delayed economic recovery in FY15, barring some transactions backed by commercial vehicle (CV) loans. Most of the agency’s rated structured finance transactions have an IND AAA (SO) rating which takes into account extreme risk scenarios.

CV loan ABS – Stable India Ratings & Research maintained a stable outlook on CV loan asset backed securities (ABS). Barring some recent vintage transactions which have seen a sharp rise in delinquency, most India Ratings & Research rated


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CV loan ABS are expected to continue exhibiting stable performance. However, the agency has revised the asset performance outlook on CV loans to negative from ‘stable to negative’. The delays in industrial recovery and subdued private consumption expenditure will continue to put pressure on the freight demand of medium and heavy commercial vehicle (MHCV) and light commercial vehicle (LCV), respectively, for at least first half of FY15. The already narrow operating margins of CV operators can further weaken with the rising diesel price.

Tractor loan ABS – Stable The agency maintained a stable outlook both on asset performance and tractor loan ABS transactions. This is because underlying farm borrowers continue to be aided by a stable rise in minimum support prices (MSP), favourable rainfall and rural development initiatives which have resulted in delinquencies remaining well within the agency’s expectations. India Ratings believes the rural economy continues to be relatively

less affected by the slowdown in the Indian economy.

RMBS – Stable India Ratings maintained a stable outlook on mortgages and residential mortgage-backed securitisation (RMBS) transactions. Mortgage loans continued to show robust performance in 2013 amidst high interest rates and persistent inflation in a slowing economy. The stable performance is the outcome of quality credit underwriting and pro-active servicing deployed by mortgage originators. Also, the high levels of prepayment and rising property prices over the last few years have made current loan-to-value (LTV) ratios lower than 60 per cent across most cities. Hence, any moderate price correction is not likely to have a rating impact. Stable to negative outlook for CE loan India Ratings also maintained a stable to negative outlook for commercial equipment (CE) and a stable outlook on ABS transactions backed by CE loans. 16


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“CE loan performance has seen some deterioration resulting from a sustained contraction of the mining industry and slow growth rate in key infrastructure sectors. Mining and infrastructure are the key sectors that drive capacity utilisation of construction equipment. While CCI’s continued efforts to clear the logjams in infrastructure projects could push infrastructure growth, mining growth rate is less likely to recover significantly in the next two quarters,” the report said.

What could change the outlook Economic growth at levels lower than India Ratings’ expectation (5.6 per cent in FY15) could impact the outlook of all the asset classes. It said, “The outlook of CV loan ABS could be revised to ‘stable to negative’ from

stable in case of a sustained decline in growth in industrial production leading to lack of freight demand for CV loan borrowers. Conversely, a robust upward trend in manufacturing and industrial production leading to lower CV loans delinquencies would result in their outlook being revised to ‘stable from negative’.” CCI’s continued efforts to clear infrastructure projects, especially road related projects, could help increase the sector’s freight demand. This, along with improved mileage for truck owners due to a better road network, would help their debt serviceability, the report observed.

Lower interest rates could help industry if inflation moderates The key inflation indices sent out

mixed messages in 2013. While the WPI dropped to a 42-month low of 4.6 per cent in May and again rebounded to 7.0 per cent in October, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stayed high in the range of 10 per cent-12 per cent. While the common driver of both indices was the high food inflation, increased fuel prices also contributed to the upsurge in the WPI. The agency expects the average WPI based inflation to moderate to 5.5 per cent in FY15 (FY14 revised estimates: 5.9 per cent). This is likely to provide more flexibility for downward revision of key rates leading to a gradual industrial recovery in FY15. This could improve CV loan borrowers’ debt serviceability due to increased freight demand. n

RSB unveils new products at Autoexpo; aims global market The new products with overseas venture will enable RSB to make entry into Latin American market, besides other global market segment manufacturer of passenger car steering system in Latin America.”

SK Behera, Vice Chairman and MD at RSB Autoexpo Stall, Delhi with the backdrop of new products launched


eading global engineering industrial institution RSB Transmissions (I) Ltd. has unveiled range of new products in joint venture with overseas partners at Autoexpo 2014. Speaking on the occasion, S K Behera, Vice Chairman and Managing Director,


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said, “We have launched fully assembled manual/power steering gears and also the auto components, viz. steering rack and pinion, tie rod, hydraulic pump and aluminium pump in ultra modern tech facilities in partnering with DHB Automotivos, Brazil, a $ 150 million global enterprise, who are the largest

He further added, “The new products with overseas venture will enable RSB to make entry into Latin American market, besides other global market segment. It will also be catering to existing OEMs, viz. GM, Renault, Volkswagen, Ford, Fiat and PSA Peugeot Citroen and host of other clients besides after-sales market. The new venture gives an opportunity for RSB to diversify its product and market segment predominantly volume constrained commercial vehicle dependence to the growing passenger car segment. Besides, it will also make in-roads in Russian market”. RSB, on the occasion, has also launched technologically advanced Fifth wheel coupling for domestic market under the brand name RSBFontaine and export to Fontaine, UK. n

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“While we expect that the year will end with lower volumes than the last fiscal, we are confident that we will perform better than industry in our chosen segments,” says R N Rao, Director Marketing, AMW Motors

AMW confident of better performance Market outlook India is witnessing increase in penetration of the ready mix concrete in the growing infrastructure industry. However, the current economic and policy scenario is not conducive to a revival in demand. Talking on the current market status, R N Rao, Director Marketing, AMW Motors said, “Infrastructure spending is weak, mining has yet to pick up and environmental clearances for projects are not forthcoming at the pace that is required. We are not expecting any major change till a new government is in place and an agenda for growth is outlined.” Strategies Highlighting AMW’s strategies in place to deal with the given situation, Mr Rao said, “AMW has always focused on customising products within its broad product portfolio and will continue to address niche areas that will give


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our customers better productivity and increased return on investment. Our strength has been the repeat sales that come from happy customers and their recommendations for AMW to potential buyers.”

Targets AMW expects that the current fiscal will end with lower volumes than the last fiscal. However, Mr Rao, said, “We are confident that we will perform better than industry in our chosen segments.” Budget expectations Mr Rao expects a policy that will stimulate growth and concentrate on rapid revival of the sluggish economy. “Policy review on mining, power, construction and other infrastructure sectors is also called for. The government must also increase spending on infrastructure and encourage private sector partnerships in large projects,” he projects.

Product range AMW offers trucks ranging from 16 to 49 tonnes and has pioneered several segments in the Indian CV market. The AMW 49 tonnes model was India’s largest tractor-trailer at launch. In addition, AMW also established itself in the Indian CV market with its range of tippers. Latest products AMW has launched some exciting products at EXCON 2013. According to 3118 TM features • Guarantees lowest transportation cost per cubic metres and highest possible earnings • Best suited for longer lead distances with high speed • Can be fitted with transit mixer drums with capacity of 8 to 10 cu. m.

Mr Rao, the 3118 TM transit mixer with drum capacities going up to 10 cubic metres as well as variants in its 25-tonne offerings for several standard and customised applications. “Our haulage vehicles in 31-tonne capacity have also received positive feedback from customers,” he informs.

Features of 3118 TM “The 3118 TM guarantees the lowest transportation cost per cubic metres and maximises earning potential for our customer and can be fitted with transit mixer drums with capacity up to 10 cubic metres. In addition it is ideally suited for longer lead distances with better speed and fuel efficiency,” Mr Rao says. The new transit mixer is powered by the reliable and fuel efficient 180-hp engine. It has a special CED coating to avoid corrosion from harsh operating environments and the chassis is made of heavy duty frame with 7+7 mm double flitch. The new product is fitted with AMW’s proven bogie suspension for carrying heavier loads in any type of road conditions and reduced maintenance cost and provides best in class cabin comfort.

Network AMW has a widespread and growing dealer and service network across India with 123 dealerships and over 1,500 touch points. This network includes sales and service centres, authorised service outlets, mobile vans, workshops and a 24X7 helpline called ‘AMW Seva’ which ensures a rapid response to customer needs. Manufacturing facilities AMW’s fully integrated manufacturing facility in Bhuj, Gujarat, has a planned capacity of 50,000 commercial vehicles per annum. The facilities include a fully integrated assembly line, contemporary cab and paint shops and world class testing facilities. AMW’s 200-seat research centre focuses on research and development of new products and technologies that impact performance characteristics, safety, environment and comfort. n



Gulf Oil: increasing footprint in long drain oils

With the achievement of 80,000-km drain oil, Gulf Oil is calmly working its way to the big trophies Gulf Oil has strong credentials in the commercial vehicle space as pioneers of longer drain lubricants in India and has been offering long drain proposition as an extra value to customers. - Ravi Chawla, President and CEO, Lubricants Division, Gulf Oil


he automotive industry maybe not having a joy ride, but Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd. is not to be deterred. The Hinduja Group company is leaving no stone unturned to bring a sustained phase of growth through a thrust on long drain oils and brings Gulf Superfleet LE Dura

Max — the SAE 15W-40 grade oil that results a drain interval of 80,000-km product. The new lubricants have been designed to offer longer drain intervals as an extra value for customers who would have to pay more for a superior grade of oil. According to Gulf Oil, for a truck running 90,000100,000 km per annum, the cost of the oil may be recovered in a couple of years. Gulf Super Fleet LE Dura Max SAE 15W-40 has been developed

Gulf Super Fleet LE Dura Max 15W-40 Extra high performance diesel engine oil exclusively developed for maximum durability in engines of Ashok Leyland’s latest generation “U-Trucks” meeting BS III emission norms. 20

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in partnership with Hinduja Group company Ashok Leyland.

Dreaming big Gulf Oil has sold 65,000 kilolitres of oil in the last year, and the biggest

Increasing drain intervals while keeping the performance parameters either same or better certainly reduce down the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for customer which is very well complemented by our lube condition monitoring service called “Gulf Care”. - Somesh Sabhani, Head – Industrial Sales, Lubricants Division, Gulf Oil 22


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proportion — 75 per cent — came from the automotive sector. Interestingly, commercial vehicle segment is responsible for one third of sales to the automotive sector. However, commercial vehicle oil sales fell 20 per cent in long drain oils segment. Gulf Oil aims to grow at 2-3 times the market’s rate when it comes to long drain oils.

Partnering with OEMs Gulf Oil works closely with the additive companies and OEMs to bring in products which provide better service to the customers. The company is associated with various leading OEMs in different capacities. Some of the OEM tie-ups include M&M, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, Scania Commercial Vehicles India, MAN Trucks India, Volvo Penta, Greaves Cotton and L&T Komatsu.

Gulf MAN FORCE Gear Special 80W-90 Heavy duty transmission oil specially developed for use in manual transmissions of Man Force trucks.

Emission norms compliance Gulf Oil is working toward developing and delivering environmental friendly solutions which are developed on zinc free antiwear technology, utilising a combination of a unique additive package and high performance base oil technology.

SUPER DUTY LTK High performance diesel engine oil specially developed for heavy duty L&T-Komatsu construction equipment.

Spreading out In long-term, Gulf Oil targets to be the third largest non-PSU company in the Indian automotive lubricants space with a volume mix of 100,000 kilolitres per annum. Keeping this goal in mind, the company is planning to set up a 75,000 kilolitres per annum plant in South India with an investment around ` 100 crore. Besides catering to the domestic market, the facility will support the company’s export market. Increasing awareness In general, the average service persons assume that thicker oil is better for the engine. To clear this ambiguity, Gulf Oil has been conducting awareness programmes to convince the trade about the desirability of thinner and higher performance oils.


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Gulf Oil, in association with Greenchem, has introduced the Gulf AdBlue4you which basically uses SCR technology. AdBlue makes use of an Aqueous Urea Solution (AUS-32) which makes vehicles which need BSIV compliance.

Gulfcare Gulf Oil is successfully running Gulfcare, an online oil condition monitoring programme offered to its customers to enable them maximise the operational efficiency of machinery or equipment. GulfCare aims to provide a health check for the equipment and oil through continuous monitoring of lubricant’s critical performance parameters n while in service.


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Shell brings lubricants technology lecture on innovations A panel of industry experts discussed the role of co-engineering and innovation in the development of fuel-efficient lubricants


ollowing the success of the first two editions of Shell’s Global Lecture Series at Imperial College, London and Tsinghua University, Beijing, Shell has brought together automotive industry experts at the third edition of the Shell Lubricants Technology Lecture in India at IIT-Madras. Here speakers emphasised on cross industry co-engineering as the fastest route to optimise fuel efficiency in lubricants for vehicles. Dr Selda Gunsel, Vice President, Shell Global Commercial Technology, said, “We, at Shell, believe lubricants alongside new fuel and engine technologies have a unique and vital role to play in meeting the global energy challenge. Our research shows that fuel economy can be improved by using the most suitable quality lubricant for an engine, and that even higher savings can be achieved when the lubricants provider and the automotive original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, work together to develop bespoke products for a particular vehicle. This involves longterm co-engineering projects within the industry.” Co-engineering was further reinforced by Professor Gordon Murray, renowned Formula One and McLaren designer as well as the Chief Executive Officer and Technical Director for Gordon Murray Designs (GMD). He emphasised, “We, at GMD, are developing innovative cars that challenge every aspect of car design concepts, including lubrication. A lubricant is a vital engine component that has more potential than most for improving a vehicle’s fuel economy and cutting its CO2 emissions. That is why we have been working closely with Shell as technical partners since 2010.


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(From Left to Right) Dr. Cameron Watson, GM for Lubricants Technology OEM & Direct Sector, Shell; Dr. Tim Leverton, Head of Advanced & Product Engineering at Tata Motors; Prof. Gordon Murray, CEO and Technical Director for Gordon Murray Designs (GMD); Rick Finn, Corporate Strategy Team, Infineum; Dr. Selda Gunsel, VP of Shell Global Commercial Technology and Nitin Prasad, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India

Exhibits showcased at Shell Lubricants Global Lecture Series in partnership with IIT Madras

We share the same drive for fuel efficiency and innovation in an energychallenged world.” Nitin Prasad, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India, inaugurated the event. He said, “The Shell Lubricants Technology Lecture is a great platform to collaborate across media, academia and industry on how lubricants can be used as a valuable design parameter in the automotive industry as opposed to an afterthought. I am very glad to see such an impressive turnout and hope we can continue to share knowledge delivering greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions in the Indian automotive industry.”

Professor Krishnan Balasubramanian, Dean - Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research, IIT-Madras, said, “We are proud to host the Shell Lubricants Technology Lecture at IIT Madras for industry experts who are at the forefront of automotive technology in India. Education and practical experience go hand-in-hand and this type of technical knowledge sharing is vital for the development of India’s future engineers.” Other distinguished speakers at the Shell Lubricants Technology Lecture included Dr Tim Leverton, Head Advanced and Product Engineering, Tata Motors and Rick Finn, Corporate Strategy Team, Infineum. n

Material Handling


JLG launches world’s largest selfpropelled boom lift Moreover, the 1850SJ includes a telescopic jib that extends and retracts to provide additional reach, up-and-over capability and the ability to telescope into and around structures in a variety of applications, including steel erection; energy-related construction such as petrochemical, power generation and wind plants; stadium, convention centre and theatre construction; and entertainment and studio-related applications. In addition, an updated platform LCD display provides even more information to optimise service and operator productivity. A graphic display of the operator’s position in the work envelope aids in positioning, and the communication of service codes, engine status, fuel levels, and other messages assists the operator and service provider with operation, diagnosis, and troubleshooting.

1850SJ features 19 storeys of working height and almost 3 million cubic feet of work area


Industries, an Oshkosh Corporation company and one of the global leading manufacturers of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced the launch of the world’s largest selfpropelled boom lift - the 1850SJ Ultra boom - with nearly over 83.000 cubic metres of reachable space. Delivering 19 storeys of working height, this latest innovation in the JLG line of Ultra Series boom lifts reaches more applications at unprecedented heights, moving aerial work platforms


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into applications previously reserved for truck-mounted booms and allowing operators to work more effectively and productively on the jobsite. The JLG 1850SJ offers a maximum capacity of 450 kgs, allowing operators to move more tools and materials to the elevated worksite. Productivity is further enhanced with faster cycle speeds, enabling the boom to extend from ground to full height in less than five minutes and operators to spend more time working and less time positioning the lift.

Jeff Ford, JLG Industries global product director, aerial work platforms. “This one-of-a-kind machine represents the latest example of JLG’s long and well-documented history of innovation in boom lift design and manufacturing.” The JLG 1850SJ introduces industryleading productivity, thanks to its unprecedented work envelope, classleading 450kg capacity, fast lift speeds and versatile telescopic jib. The lift further enhances productivity with a powerful turbo diesel engine that provides 99.8 hp to optimise drive and lift performance. In addition, standard four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer maximise jobsite manoeuvrability. Operators will also appreciate the ease with which the lift can be moved from one jobsite to another, taking advantage of a design that does not require an oversized permit on highways – only a weight permit. Oversized permits 28


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The machine design also features axles that extend or retract in less than one minute to quickly transition to or from the transport mode. Serviceability and operational benefits extend beyond the new LCD display to include operation and control layouts similar to all other JLG booms, making training and operation of the lift easier. In addition, hoods open wide to provide easy access to key serviceable components. “From the larger work envelope and unprecedented access, to the fastest lift speeds, telescopic jib and LCD displays, the JLG 1850SJ boom can allow customers to work more effectively and productively on the jobsite,” Ford added. “It’s a true industry-leading innovation for the lift and access, construction, and maintenance industries.” n

can be expensive and take several days to obtain; they usually require an escort

vehicle and place restrictions on which roads can be travelled upon and when.

For additional information about the 1850SJ Ultra boom, visit the JLG website at

Mortek: more than a manufacturer of construction equipment Mortek

Machinery, started in 1995, is one of the leading manufacturers of premium quality plants machineries and technical solutions for fly ash bricks/ concrete blocks in India. The company specialises in the manufacturing and supply of equipment for producing concrete blocks, concrete paver blocks, fly ash bricks, concrete retaining wall blocks, concrete batch plants, mixers and specialty product lines. Its team of professionals can design a plant to fit clients’ production needs as well as provide support and training for personal plant. Mortek has automatic concrete block plants for the manufacture of


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hollow concrete blocks, solid concrete blocks, concrete paver blocks, fly ash bricks and retaining wall blocks operating in India.

of expertise field and can fully support its equipment, providing parts, service, installation and training to its local and global customers.

Mortek Machinery works on the principle of vertical mould vibration, resulting in hollow concrete blocks, solid concrete blocks, fly ash bricks and concrete paver blocks with superior uniform density and dimensional accuracy. Due to sturdy construction, Mortek machines require lower maintenance and have longer life and quality.

Mortek is more than a manufacturer and supplier; Mortek is clients’ partner. Mortek builds a complete line of equipment to outfit entire concrete products plant. Together they can build homes, schools, hospitals, roadways, airports, retaining walls and a whole lot more. It all begins with quality concrete products. It all begins with Mortek Machinery and the equipment it provides. n

Mortek serves and can assures clients complete support from the beginning of the project till its completion. The company has a full staff of seasoned professionals in all areas


Mob: +91-09427011874



Tractors India acquires Caterpillar’s mining distribution business

The company becomes a ‘one stop shop’ for all mining solutions in north and east India


ractors India Private Limited (TIPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of TIL Ltd., announced that it has acquired from Caterpillar Global Mining LLC, the expanded Cat mining equipment distribution and support business for its territories. TIPL is the authorised Cat dealer in the North and East regions of India. TIPL and its wide network will serve as the distribution source for a full spectrum of surface and underground mining products – providing a ‘one stop shop’ for mining customers. TIPL will now be responsible for the complete Caterpillar mining product line, including former Bucyrus-branded surface and underground machines such as hydraulic mining shovels, both diesel and electric, draglines, highwall miners, longwall, and room and pillar underground products. Sumit Mazumder, Executive Chairman of TIPL, said, “With this agreement, TIPL will deliver a more


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enhanced value to its customers with integrated solutions, after-sales support, fast and efficient parts fulfillment and more. This milestone has brought in a good strategic fit, which is expected to accelerate TIPL’s aftermarket parts and services growth and establish a leadership in mining products and solutions. This acquisition adds new revenue opportunities and robust, longterm growth potential for TIPL and its employees.” Mr Mazumder further added, “TIPL has always remained a value driven organisation and shares the same commitment as Caterpillar to be the champions for our customers’ enduring success. TIPL is ready with the broadest product portfolio in surface and underground mining and has a committed team in place.” According to Ramesh Tipirneni, Caterpillar Global Mining Regional Manager for India, “Caterpillar promises to be the valued partner to our customers, providing the machines

and technologies that help them achieve long-term success, developing comprehensive solutions, delivering the world’s best parts, technical, sales and service support. Our goal is for our customers to operate safely, sustainably, productively and profitably. Cat dealers have a proven track record helping customers realise the highest productivity and lowest owning and operating costs, and many mining customers have told us how important the dealers are to their success TIPL and Caterpillar has shared a longstanding relationship for close to 70 years, and we look forward to realising the growth opportunities created by this agreement.” Caterpillar has announced similar transactions with other dealers over the last several months. Caterpillar continues to hold discussions with other Cat dealers that have mining activity in their territories and will continue to operate the former Bucyrus distribution business until the transitions have occurred in a given territory.  n



Reusing formwork lower in costs, higher in productivity

A good formwork system gives a consistent good concrete finish in spite of multiple usage


ormwork is a durable item which can be used on different project, and the reusing formwork is a blessing the industry has. The more a company reuses, the more the productivity. Reusing formwork also results in lower costs.

Need of reusing concrete formwork “The more a customer is able to use the same formwork on different projects, the more profitable it becomes,” explains Mudit Raniwala, CEO, Technocraft Industries (India) Ltd. “A good formwork system will also give a consistent good concrete finish in spite of multiple usage.” The advantage certainly and most importantly is to save on project costs. The associated advantages are saving of environment as the same material is being used multiple times and the consumption of raw material is reduced. “Every project has unique features, requirements and challenges,” Vvikas


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Aroraa, Director - Marketing and Sales, Runwal Group, shares his opinions. He adds, “As the design of structural concrete projects becomes more and more complex, a simple method for reducing the cost of construction is too frequently overlooked. Presently, as well as in the past, the most common approach of reducing the cost of a structure was solely to search for ways to reduce the amount of permanent material under the assumption that less is the best. This approach, however, overlooks the most important component in concrete structure cost which is the concrete formwork. The possibility of formwork reuse is determined by the type of formwork and the nature of construction.” According to Pradeep Ghumare, Director, NOE Formwork India Pvt. Ltd., “The ‘number of reuses’ factor represents the number of times the formwork panels and elements can be reused for various projects.”

Reusable concrete formwork There is no restriction to reuse any kind of formworks. The question is — how many times it can be reused and how? “Formwork that are made conventionally using ply is used for a couple of times, but this does not last long and is very labour intensive,” says Mr Raniwala.

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The possibility of formwork reuse is determined by the type of formwork and the nature of construction - Vvikas Aroraa, Director - Marketing and Sales, Runwal Group

Then there are customised formworks — which are made of plastic, aluminium, steel etc. — can be used for a many times and are also less labour oriented. According to Mr Raniwala, it becomes difficult to use customised formworks in varying projects. After the project’s completion, they are asked to be scrapped. He adds, “Modular formwork systems are not only reusable multiple times but can be used in projects that are differently designed due to their ability to adjust as per requirement.” Modular

Modular formwork systems are not only reusable multiple times but can be used in projects that are differently designed due to their ability to adjust as per requirement - Pradeep Ghumare, Director, NOE Formwork India


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formwork systems usually have some adjustments in their panels or some adjustable fillers which enable them to accommodate the panels as per different project requirements. However, these systems too have their disadvantages of not being very user friendly when there are too many vertical members (beams or walls) at close spans. Even reusable plastic formworks can be used. According to Mr Aroraa these interlocking and modular systems are relatively simple, concrete structures. The panels are lightweight and very robust. Mr Ghumare describes it in details, dividing the formwork — which can be reused — in several categories like light-medium duty panelised handset, medium duty nonpanelised H20 timber-based, heavy duty panelised, heavy duty nonpanelised and monolithic custom built. Except the monolithic, custom-built formworks, all have higher productivity.

Enhancing reusability of concrete formwork Taking care of concrete formwork is a no secret to enhance the productivity. “The labour using these systems should be well trained so that misuse can be avoided,” emphasises Mr Raniwala. “If a site supervisor can be deputed by

the formwork supplier for the duration of the project, he not only can ensure proper use of the system, but can train and re train the workers on the system. If the formwork has ply as its skin, it is recommended to use a good releasing agent as this can enhance the life of ply many folds.” Mr Aroraa also gives importance on handing the formworks. He says, “Used formwork panels should be inspected for damage before they are used again. Formwork highly affects the final appearance of the finished structure, so any defect must be checked first and repaired or removed; otherwise the formwork’s defect will reflect on the finished surface of the concrete.” Aluminium formwork should be oiled to prevent it from getting rusty. After the used formwork is repaired, excessive concrete should be removed and oiled. They should be stockpiled and covered. Mr Ghumare has a number of suggestions to enhance the reusability of concrete formwork. His advised measures are minimum number of ties, use of tie-rods (instead of wedges/pins, minimise number of panel connections, fewer number of formwork pieces per unit area, higher single-pour height, larger panel area. He also suggests to lower floor-tofloor cycle time and maintain DIN/EN safety norms. n



Tata BlueScope Steel: designed with higher reflectivity, long-term durability and aesthetics reduce peak roof temperature up to 6 C; that means it lowers surface temperature by absorbing less heat from the sun. In other words, Thermatech technology is able to reflect solar heat, allowing both roofs and buildings to stay cooler. It reduced heat stress also means greater durability for entire roofing systems. Thus, Thermatech solar reflectance technology ensures cool comfort, while reducing energy cost (it reduces electricity consumption by up to15 per cent).

Tata BlueScope’s new coated steel for roofing and walling applications


he coated steel business of Tata BlueScope Steel Ltd. offers 55 per cent Al-Zn alloy coated ZINCALUME steel and pre-painted 55 per cent Al- Zn alloy coated COLORBOND steel for roofing and walling applications. ZINCALUME steel is manufactured and supplied with a specially developed separate passivation layer and a special acrylic coating that helps to provide excellent thermal reflectivity and anti-finger coating. The weathered ZINCALUME steel roof will have uniform appearance and free from differential/general darkening due to special surface treatment. It offers a combined benefit of sacrificial benefits of zinc along with the long-life barrier protection of aluminium. Presence of zinc and aluminium in coating provides up to 4 times more life than galvanised


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ZINCALUME steel roof

steel (Z275) in similar environment. It’s available in 300 MPa to 550 MPa minimum yield strength with 150 gm per square metres mass. COLORBOND steel has higher thermal reflectance than locally available pre-painted steel product. Tata BlueScope developed five new colours (mosaic blue, aloe green, fantasy yellow, neutral beige and ivory grey) other than surf mist. All these colour has higher solar reflectance index (SRI), i.e. < 80 and can help for green building rating as well as colour option to architects other than white colour. Higher solar reflectance of COLORBOND steel is due to Thermatech solar reflectance technology. It is incorporated in COLORBOND XRW and ULTRA of product without changing its appearance and properties. In hot weather, COLORBOND XRW steel can

COLORBOND steel ensures that colour of metal roofing/wall cladding lasts for longer time. It has excellent resistance to colour fading and chalking. This is possible only because of usage of stable 100 per cent inorganic pigments and especially developed resin system for exterior application. The ordinary coated steel available in the market typically has organic pigments with standard resin system, which is of low cost and does not provide lasting colour to pre-painted steel used in steel roofing/cladding. Cheap, low-quality paint system has major issue in colour fading as well as early chalking; the difference is easily noticeable after 2-3 years of exposure. While drafting the product specification of project for cladding application, one should choose the product as complete “system” (base steel+ type of metallic coating+ its mass in g/sqm + surface

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treatment before painting+ type of primer and top exposed paint system and its film thickness ). COLORBOND steel is designed for exterior application and suitable for rainwater harvesting as it has no heavy metal (i.e. lead) in system. COLORBOND steel and ZINCALUME steel are best choice for architects as they provide more scope for interesting shapes and deliver a lightweight


solution that gives the freedom to develop a design that better suits lifestyle. COLORBOND steel is available in a modern range of colours, which can be an excellent medium for designing beautiful buildings that match people’s creative capabilities and lifestyle preferences. Eight standard colours are offered in COLORBOND steel. Nonstandard colours can also be supplied to match customer


requirements. Both the brands are one of the most preferred brands in the market today. n

Authored by— Mahendra Pingle, Dy. General Manager, Market Development Coated Steel, Tata BlueScope Steel


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scaffolding system is for providing good, safe access, offering minimum erection and dismantling time. A modular scaffolding system with hardly any nuts and bolts or loose parts such as cuplok system would be an ideal solution.

Technical specifications MAINI cuplok is among the most versatile modular scaffolding systems in the world. Its unique node point connection makes it very fast assembly and dismantling of scaffolding. The absence of loose parts and a unique cup action allow four horizontals units to be fixed or released in a single operation with a hammer.

Step 1: Locate the blade end of horizontals into lower cup

Step 2: Lower the upper cup down the vertical and rotate

Step 3: Tighten with a hammer blow

Step 4: A positive and rigid connection of up to four horizontals

MAINI cuplok is nearly 50 per cent faster than any scaffolding system and therefore, universally accepted and very widely used. The principle feature of MAINI cuplok is the unique node point - locking up to four horizontals in one single action without the use of nuts, bolts or wedges. The locking device is formed by a fixed lower cup, which is welded to the vertical usually at 0.5-m intervals, and sliding horizontals are located in the lower cup. The upper cup is moved down and rotated by hammer blows to give a positive, rigid connection.

Materials used Careful selection of raw materials for various components such as higher grade tubes, malleable cast iron top cups, deep-drawn steel of bottom cups and drop-forged ledger blades makes this scaffolding system a sturdy, yet light. Advantages It is ideally suited for all types of access scaffolding and staging for any type of construction and maintenance work. MAINI cuplok access scaffolding system can be effectively used for buildings, oil refineries, thermal power plant boiler maintenance, chimney stacks, silos, ship, building and


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repairs, restoration of monuments etc. MAINI cuplok system is very safe and economical as this type of scaffolding reduces erection and dismantling time significantly.

Reusing capability Due to cuplok’s inherent quality arising out of right selection of various components and with proper maintenance, such a scaffolding system can be used hundreds of times. Maintenance of steel scaffolding equipment some guidelines • Never drop scaffolding materials from a height. • Paint all scaffolding materials once in a year after duly cleaning the same of rusts etc. • Store Scaffolding Materials when not in use in a shed/covered area and stack on raised platform so that stored materials do not get affected by rain/weather.

• Scaffold Accessories such as couplers, joint pins, spigots etc., must be cleaned and greased at nuts/ bolts after every use. • Small accessories such as bolts, hammers, spanners etc. should be taken to the site by “CARRY-BAGS” so that loss of materials are minimized. lt would also keep a check on the inventory of small items. • Have one skilled and experienced person full time responsible for looking after scaffolding equipment. • Also, it will be worthwhile to have regular training sessions for Scaffolders / workmen. • Regular maintenance of equipment through cleaning, painting, inventory controls. • Right use of materials is a must. Also guard against misuse and theft etc. since steel scaffolding is expensive. • Finally, always exchange information which can ensure more effective use of scaffolding. n



ayher Group, based in Germany, produces high-quality scaffolding systems. Layher has worldwide presence with more than 30 sales subsidiaries. The products are used by construction, chemical plants and power plants industries at shipyards and offshore. Layherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s present product characteristics and services help customers achieve long-term success and increase the profitability of their companies. The Layher Allround Scaffolding has established as a synonym for modular scaffolds on the market. The Allround Scaffolding offers unsurpassed versatility to be used in construction sites, chemical industry, power plants, aircraft, shipyards, event sector, theatres and arenas.

Layher Allround TG 60: ideal shoring system

For the construction of a continuing casting system, the new Allround Shoring TG 60 from Layher permitted work at 40 metres up, for concreting a 25-metre long binding beam with a dead weight of 21 tonnes per metre

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Layher Allround Shoring TG 60 Allround Scaffolding uses a simple, unique and bolt-free connection technology. Sliding the wedge head over the rosette and inserting the wedge into the opening immediately secures the component. There is still sufficient play to secure the other end of the ledger. A hammer blow to the wedge transforms the loose connection into a superbly strong structurally rigid one. The face of the wedge head is now precisely positioned against the standard. The new Layher Allround falsework frames have been developed as an extension of the Allround Scaffolding systems. With three new additional parts, Layher can assemble false work towers even faster higher and sturdier. The shoring frames TG 60 are available in three sizes: 1.00 m x 1.09 m, 0.50 m x 1.09 m and 0.71 m x 1.09 m. The base frame H = 0.71 m is equipped with Allround rosettes at the top and the bottom and has no spigot. The false work frames are made of steel tube of high strength and stiffened with two small diagonal braces. Every vertical standard can be loaded with up to about 6 tonnes. The ends of the welded ledgers 42




The Layher Group is a family-owned company producing highquality scaffolding systems in Germany for more than 60 years. Layher is present worldwide in more than 30 countries. The products are used for building and construction, in all kind of industries like chemical plants or power plants, at shipyards and offshore. Due to innovative products, superior technical solutions and Layher‘s absolute customer orientated service package Layher has become the standard in scaffolding systems worldwide. Layher Scaffolding Systems Pvt Ltd Corp. Office 234, Ansal Chambers - II, 6, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110066 Phones: 91 11 26 16 21 85 / 86, Fax: 91 11 26 16 21 83, Mail: Branch Office - Scaffolding available on stock 1/A Dan Udyog Sahakari Sangh Ltd, Piparia, Silvassa - 396230 (U. T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli) Phone: 91 26 02 64 00 46, Fax: 91 26 02 64 00 47

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and diagonal brace are fattened. This makes the Allround rosette fully useable. To transfer pulling force, every frame is secured by locking pins or bolts to each other. In this way the tower can be assembled on the ground and placed by crane. The product innovation is assembled out of the newly developed Allround Shoring Frame TG 60 as well as Allround standard parts like ledgers and diagonal braces. In this way the advantages are intelligently combined: quick assembly and dismantling, thanks to reduced number of components, light component weight and screw less wedge lock connection technique and optimum material utilisation as a result of variable bay lengths. These can be adapted flexibly to the existing loads and the grid dimension of the formwork beams. Scaffolding companies increase assembly speed with it due to their day-to-day experience and moreover offer an attractive full package: They implement requests of the building contractors no-site without any difficulty with the Allround construction kit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether they are exact adaptations to difficult building geometries, extensions like production stages and stair towers or supplementary solutions, for example concreting platforms and bracing scaffolding.

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the construction of the 46 metres long and 28 metres wide shoring tower structure, the scaffolding company considered all three construction phases already during the planning: setting up the moulds for the down stand beams, laying and concreting of the semi-finished ceilings as well as creation of the upper floors. In accordance with specifications the scaffolders utilised the material-saving 1.09 metres wide and 1.57 metres long tower versions, which sped up the procedure and simplified logistics. In longitudinal direction they connected the shoring towers at the head of the tower with two 1.09 metres scaffold bays each and one built-in Allround ledger. With the aid of the system components, elaborate calibration was obsolete: After erecting the shoring tower for the first beam axis, the further assembly resulted from the dimensions of the system components and the automatic rectangularity. On the one hand, the scaffolders adapted the 6.5-metre shoring tower structure exactly to the grid of the down-stand beams and at the same

time created ideal prerequisites for the second and third construction phase. The reconstruction work was therefore reduced to the minimum: As a support for the concreting of the semi-finished ceilings, the shoring tower structure was simply raised to the bottom edge of the semi-finished ceiling by inserting a 2.5 metres high Allround standard onto the Allround standard already integrated in the connecting bays. The loads were absorbed by the intermediate bay and transferred directly into the adjoining shoring towers by means of diagonal braces, which made the assembly of additional shoring towers underneath the ceiling obsolete. When building the upper floor, load concentrations were absorbed by square-shoring towers the scaffolders had erected here and there in the intermediate bays. Around 100 tonnes of scaffolding material were used altogether â&#x20AC;&#x201C; exclusively Allround standard parts with well-thought-out screw-less wedge lock connection. To assemble the 600-squaremetre structure, scaffolding company,

Construction of Layher Allround TG 60 at South East of Zurich, Switzerland

EXPERT COLUMN this helped to speed up assembly to its experience. In view of the heavy loads, the scaffolding experts chose square shoring towers with a ground plan of 1.09 m x 1.09 m, linked to Allround ledgers and diagonal braces by wedge head connectors and braced â&#x20AC;&#x201D; meaning without additional connections using tubes and couplers. The combining of frames, in order to increase load-bearing capacity in the area of the almost 7-metre high wall slabs too, was achieved using Allround ledgers with short intermediate bays. During measuring of the shoring towers, the use of standard Allround Scaffolding components likewise permits a considerable time saving. After assembly of a single tower, the distance to the next tower results automatically with the system dimension from right-angled positioning of Allround ledgers on the ground. The scaffolding solution was also persuasive when it came to flexibility:

the Allround Shoring TG 60 was able, thanks to its two shoring frames of differing height and by the spindle extension length, to compensate for height differences in the angled ceiling and in the slightly sloping ground. The width of the shoring was precisely adapted to the tapering form of the wall of the inlet and outlet structure by intermediate bays of variable width made from Allround equipment, or by extensions in the edge area using Allround standards. It was also possible using simple Allround brackets to build the working levels for the formwork on the wall slab and binding beam, or to construct the site accesses quickly using Allround stairway towers. 150 tonnes of scaffolding material were used in all, which Layher delivered to the site right on schedule and in a very short time when requested. The safe assembly sequence for Allround Shoring TG 60 automatically provides scaffolding erectors with


all-round side protection, even without additional components, during upright assembly. This allows the valid safety regulations to be met in full for the first time. The use of the new Allround Shoring TG 60 thus ensured crucial advantages for scaffolding company: compliance with the tight schedules required by project planning, optimum working conditions for the formwork and a high degree of safety during assembly work. n

Authored byâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mithilesh Kumar, Director, Layher Scaffolding Systems Pvt Ltd.



Scaff India: home of perfect scaffolding solutions Since

1993, Scaff India has been providing cost-effective, customercentric solutions, which are innovative and continuously upgraded to keep pace with emerging technology and trends through a dedicated and selfmotivated workforce. Its manufacturing units are fully equipped with modern machineries and equipment, tools and tackles to produce the entire range of scaffolding and formwork. Scaff India has the expertise to design a cost-effective system with complete load calculation adhering to design parameters. It can supply large quantities of materials, in stipulated time as well as provides on-site guidance during erection of the system.

Tube and fittings scaffolding Tube and fittings scaffolding includes a comprehensive range of components which are strong, safe and economical.


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All scaffold fittings conform to IS:2750 (1968) and BS:1139 (1964).

one horizontal, both of 48.3 mm OD tube. On verticals, lugs welded at 500 mm centres provide rigid support to horizontal which has built three-way clamps welded at both ends to take bracing tube connecting the units.

APU scaffolding This consists of two verticals and

Standard sizes: 2,000 x 1,270 mm; 1,500 x 1,270 mm; 1,000 x 1,270 mm;

These are ideally suited for wide application in building construction and maintenance industry.



2,000 x 1,880 mm; 1,500 x 1,880 mm; 1,000 x 1,880 mm.

H-frame scaffolding This consists of welded frames, with 48.3 mm OD verticals, braced together with scissor type crossbraces secured by spring clips. Bracing is provided in alternate bays for scaffold heights up to 20 metres and in all bays for greater heights. H-frame with 60.3 mm OD verticals are available for staging of heavier structures. Standard sizes: H-frame 2,000 x 1,250 mm; 1,500 x 1,250 mm, 1,000 x 1,250 mm. Cross braces: Suitable for frame spacing of 2.5, 2.0, 1.5, and 1.0 m; other sizes made available on request.

UNILOK scaffolding UNILOK unique node point connection makes it the fastest, safest and most versatile scaffolding ever designed.

UNILOK standards are manufactured from (YST240 Gr.) steel tubes which allows up to 57 KN load/ leg. The connection point is set at 500/1000 mm. The captive mobile cups are made out of malleable cast iron to ensure rough site handling and

welded bottom cups are pressed from high quality steel. Loose square spigots are used to provide trouble free and stronger connection between vehicles. All ledgers/horizontals have identical forged blade ends to fit in the cup of n the standards.



Parson: a solution to clients’ problems P

arson Adhesives India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of US-based Parson Adhesives Inc., is one of the leading adhesive manufacturers with a range of products suitable of every industry. More than 100 types of engineering and structural adhesives reflect the universal product range for industrial manufacturers, engineers, craftsmen and consumers. Parson Adhesives is also one of the few companies which have different types of high-performance engineering and structural adhesive technologies under one umbrella: anaerobic, cyanoacrylate, acrylic and methacrylate, epoxy, polyurethane, UV curable adhesives, silicone and special polymer based sealants. Its products are tested and approved by international certifying bodies such as SGS, DVGW, NSF, ABS, ISO, SKZ, UL and many more.

Parson adhesives and sealants: key features Parson Sonlok (anaerobic adhesive technology) comprises various products for thread locking, retaining, liquid gasketing and thread sealing. These products are for metal-to-metal contact and extensively used in transportation and machine manufacturing. Parfix (cyanoacrylate adhesive technology) brand products encompass numerous applications for a variety of substrates where bonding of metal, plastics, rubber parts and also of other dissimilar materials. Parfix products set in seconds. Partite (methacrylate adhesive technology) brand products cover varied applications as structural adhesives. These products are used for combining plastics, composites and polymer materials to same material or to other materials like metals (ferrous and non-ferrous). These are widely accepted for windmills, white goods, home appliances, solar cells and modules, electronic products, automobile, railways, aerospace and marine applications. Parbond (epoxy and polyurethane adhesive technologies) products are also structural adhesives and have acceptance to many industries including transportation, electrical and electronics, aerospace, marine, railways, wind and solar power related equipment and assemblies.

own niche applications in many areas in transport, railway, marine, aerospace, engineering industries and more.

Application areas Parson Adhesives always work very closely with every client, demonstrating all advantages of products. Its major benefits are: • Value benefits • Cost benefits • Price benefits. High-performance engineering and structural adhesives and sealants from Parson Adhesives covers a range of application areas like transport, textile machineries, engineering industries, home appliances, electrical and electronics industries, energy and power sector, and marine segment, to name a few. In a day-to-day life what we use as facility or as product, everything is made by assembling of various components and fittings. All such component are designed and manufactured separately. Then they are put into an integral system for their respective functions. Any assembly—whether it is big or small and whether it is a final product or a sub-assembly — is made by using various substrates: metal (ferrous/nonferrous), glass, plastics and composites etc. Every assembly requires tight, leak-proof, dust-proof, robust and accurate fitting and joining. Most of the assemblies and products are always exposed to environmental conditions and weathering factors including rain, snow and cyclic temperature variation of cold and hot.


Parlite (UV curable adhesives) products are specialised products for specific applications for bonding, encapsulating, coating, tacking and sealing. These products are UV light curing and extensively used for bonding glass, plastics and metal surfaces. These have varied applications in automobile, light fixtures, glass components, railways, aerospace, marine and more. Parcon (silicon adhesive technology) products have their


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Wacker silicone sealants: well-known in construction industry for over 18 yrs Wacker

Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., started as a jointventure named in 1998, is a fully consolidated 51 per cent subsidiary of Wacker.

other applications, such as structural sealant glazing or exterior building facade seals.

Points to consider in selecting adhesive or sealant Joint design: The specifics of a joint design must match up with a sealant’s movement capabilities for the installed conditions. Practicality of installation of the sealant and other joint elements and the desired aesthetic appearance also need to be considered. The nature of the substrate is a key factor. Physical and chemical properties: Properties of the sealant, such as modulus of elasticity, its stress/strain recovery characteristics and tear strength influence sealant performance in a joint. The sealant polymeric type along with additives such as fillers and plasticisers affects the performance of the product. Also, the curing type of the sealant will be a critical factor in deciding the sealant to be used. Durability: The adhesion of a sealant to specific substrates and its aging characteristics — which relate to resistance to ultraviolet radiation, moisture, temperature, cyclic joint movement, movement during curing and VOC — can profoundly influence the service life of the installed sealant. Application/ installation properties: Important considerations include the consistency of the sealant, shelf life and tooling time, tack-free time, application temperature range and low temperature “gunnability”. Sealants used for interior applications, even in high-rise or light commercial structures, will have properties and need different from those used in

Key features of sealant Excellent quality: Wacker silicone sealants are well-known in the construction industry for their excellent quality. Weatherability: Wacker’s classic range of silicone sealants for weathering application WN provides good weather ability and UV resistance. The sealant is non-sag and particularly recommended for sealing joints between glass and aluminium composite panels. Adhesion: Primer less adhesion to most substrates. Ready to use at low and high temperatures. They exhibit excellent tooling characteristics for professional use.


Application areas • Perimeter sealing of windows and doors • Sealing of butt joints between glass • Sealing of joints between aluminium composite panels • Construction and expansion joints • Structural glazing. Availability Wacker has a network of distributors across the country and they can provide Wacker sealants at a short notice. n


fullest advantages of adhesive bonding are not been explored.

Availability All the products from Parson Adhesives India are available in small, medium and large packaging. Most of the products are usually available ex-stock from its Baroda-based head office. For tailor-made products, its lead time is around 2-3 weeks for importing from its global head quarter based in USA.


Traditional methods of assembling components are use of rivet, fasteners, screws, welding, clamping etc. Most of the time, no one realises whether these methods are sufficient for their products and really required. For those parts, which are required frequently or seldom opening or disassembly, needs mechanical fastening. In such cases, high-precision fastening methods are being deployed. Other than such instances, for most of other assemblies and components, mechanical fastening methods are inadequate. Just because of ignorance to new technologies available today,


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In India, Parson Adhesive has very big plans and to fulfil those plans, all efforts are on. Very soon, in next couple of years, Parson Adhesives India will have its own world-class manufacturing facility to stand on its feet and to offer varied products to India markets, maintaining same quality but with an improved services and delivery. Parson Adhesives India has already begun partial processing, converting semi-finished good into finished products. It has also started re-packaging from bulk to smaller pack sizes. n

Adarsha Specialty Chemicals: ideal sealant products


darsha Specialty Chemicals is an established Indian company focused to develop, manufacture and trade in RTV silicone adhesive/sealants, silicone fluids and emulsions, specialty lubricants and other similar products. With the head office based in Bangalore, the company has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tumkur, Bangalore. Its vision, mission, values and quality policies have been developed to reflect not only its day-today work on its core business strategies, but also to guide the company through the challenges and opportunities that come with global expansion and rapidly changing markets. Adarsha is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within diverse markets it serves that allow the company and its customers to succeed.

Key features of Adarsha sealants Wide variety, consistency of quality of each batch, possibility of tweaking the specifications to suit special applications, variety of colours to match with the substrate and customer requirements, quality measurements according to international standards with industry standard laboratory equipment. Application areas of sealants Structural glazing, ACP sheet bonding, weather sealing, expansion joints, glass fronts of showrooms, window sealing, bathroom fittings sealing and cold storage sealing, to name a few. Availability of sealants Adarsha sealants are available all over India, through various trade channels.  n Contact:

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Tata Steel launches 2 new ferrolalloy products

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ata Steel launched two new products — branded ferro manganese and ferro chrome for non-integrated steel and stainless steel makers in the country. Tata Steel launched two new products, TATA FERROMAG (branded Ferro Manganese) and TATA TISCROME (branded Ferro Chrome). The launch of new products coming from Tata Steel’s ferro alloys and minerals division will help Tata Steel to add to its host of branded products. Ferro chrome and ferro manganese are ferroalloys widely used as alloying agents in production of carbon and stainless steel. Ferro chrome provides corrosion resistance thus increasing the life of stainless steel, while ferro manganese provides the necessary toughness and hardness to steel. “The introduction of the two brands will ensure customers are able to reduce on the inventory holding, get guaranteed quality leading to minimal wastage of heat and customized sizes leading to easier handling of the material,” the company statement said. The products will be sold in branded 50 kg and 1 tonne HDPE bags which have tear proof labels ensuring bag wise traceability across the value chain. Tata Steel is targeting the market size of 300,000 tonne a year in India for both TATA TISCROME and TATA FERROMAG. In terms of market share, Tata Steel targets 38 per cent share in domestic market with TATA TISCROME in FY 15 while TATA FERROMAG is targeted at 10 per cent in FY 15. The two newly launched brands will be available across distribution centres in India. Tata Steel is rolling out the product in Gujarat, Maharashtra, NCR, Rajasthan, Odisha and West Bengal, which are the major consumption centres. n

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Bentley partners with S-Cube Futuretech to launch STAAD.building in India The two companies would be delivering STAAD.building, a software integration facilitating, which will enable users to meet the demanding standards of the Indian market

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provider for infrastructure, announced partnership with Mumbai-based S-Cube Futuretech Pvt. Ltd., a software products developer for concrete structural engineering in India. The two companies will be delivering STAAD.building, a software integration facilitating B/IM for concrete building design workflows that will enable users to meet the demanding standards of the Indian market. “B/IM” signifies Bentley’s advancement of the reach and benefits of BIM – for better-performing assets through increased depth of information modelling, and better-performing projects through increased breadth of information mobility. STAAD.building combines STAAD. Pro’s analytical engine with S-Cube’s STAAD RCDC and STAAD Planwin purpose-built building modelling, design, and drawing offerings optimised specifically for projects in India to address: • Conceptual layout and framing • Advanced analysis, design, and detailing • Production of site-ready drawings • Bill-of-quantity reports.


“We are happy to team with Bentley provide structural engineering

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users in India with a comprehensive, integrated, interactive environment for concrete buildings,” said Sajit V R Nair, CEO of S-Cube Futuretech. “We firmly believe this new offering will advance the benefits of B/IM for India’s concrete building industry.” Santanu Das, Bentley’s senior vice president, design and simulation, said, “By combining the powerful capabilities of STAAD.Pro with those of S-Cube’s offerings representing best practices in India, we can provide users in India with unparalleled flexibility in their concrete building design workflows – to help them be even more competitive and successful. So we see this partnership as a win for Bentley, a win for S-Cube, and a win for concrete building design across India.” STAAD.building includes the features and advantages of: • STAAD.Pro - structural analysis and design program • STAAD RCDC from S-Cube - a reinforced concrete design and detailing program featuring design structural components such as beam, column, slab, and shear wall, that automatically produces drawings and the bill of materials • STAAD Planwin from S-Cube a structural building modelling program providing a physical building modelling environment to create concrete structural frames and components.

STAAD.Pro Bentley’s structural analysis and design software is anchored by STAAD.Pro. This software for structural engineers is capable of analysing any steel, concrete, timber, or aluminium structure exposed

So we see this partnership as a win for Bentley, a win for S-Cube, and a win for concrete building design across India. - Santanu Das, Sr VP, design and simulation, Bentley to static loads or dynamic responses; soil-structure interaction; and/or wind, earthquake, and moving loads. STAAD.Pro supports more than 70 international design codes and 20 U.S. codes in six languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, and Russian), and can be used for structures such as buildings, plants, bridges, tunnels, and stadiums. STAAD also is certified for the requirements of the nuclear industry in various countries.

Bentley’s B/IM Advancement B/IM signifies Bentley’s advancement of the reach and benefits of BIM for better-performing infrastructure assets, and better-performing infrastructure projects through increased: • Depth of information modelling – beyond design visualisation to performance simulation, optioneering, and operational immersion • Breadth of information mobility – facilitating collaboration among multiple project disciplines and from design through construction and operations.  n



EN CRAFT uPVC doors and windows: a lifetime of style, strength E

N CRAFT is a visionary, eco-friendly, precisely engineered product brand of DCJ Group, a bellwether in the field of extruded uPVC. EN CRAFT’s uPVC door and window systems offer a lifetime of style, strength and security in a range of customised contemporary designs. EN CARFT profiles are designed as per Indian tropical conditions and extruded and tested, conforming to BS EN12608. EN CRAFT profiles are free from lead and other hazardous substances and approved for green building concept. The company is a member of the Indian Green Building Council. EN CRAFT gasket have been designed and developed for wide range of glass size (4 mm to 39 mm). EN CRAFT’s gaskets are manufactured at its sister concern APPL, which is pioneering in developing sealing system for all major automobiles like Maruti, Suzuki, Honda, Toyota etc. and refrigerator brands like LG, Samsung, Godrej etc. EN CRAFT, with its strong team of qualified engineers and huge infrastructure, provides the best support to the entrepreneurs who wish to start uPVC window fabrication. The keys areas of support, not limited, are:

Areas of support • Marketing support through its strong network with developers, architects and builders, website and other promotional activities

• In selection of proper machines and suppliers • Provide the source for tools, moulds and blocks at reasonable price • Support for hardware through its own stock and introducing other reliable source • Support for other parts like moulded parts and reinforcement • Support for suitable software at reduced price • Training of manpower through its strategically located fabricating centres at four places for manufacturing fabricating of windows, installation of windows at sites, and marketing and sales • Showroom and display: provide samples and display windows at concessional price • During exhibition, seminar and display by providing trained manpower • Technical support through visits of its technical team at customers’ fabrication unit as well site.  n

Maini bags ‘Sarvottam Aluminium Formwork Manufacturer’ award Construction

formwork and scaffoldings manufacturer Maini Construction Equipments Pvt. Ltd. has been felicitated as “Sarvottam Aluminium Formwork Manufacturer” at Indian construction industry awards – 2014. The award function was organised by “Builder’s Association of India” in their 26th convention held in Dubai on 6th to 09th February. Maini Construction Equipments has state-of-the-art machinery, tools and techniques to produce the conventional and modern platform of construction


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formwork, and construction scaffoldings. The company is one of the pioneers in the field of manufacturing multi-level car parking which is great demand today. Commenting on the occasion Ajay Maini, Director of the company said, “We congratulate our entire team for this recognition as this is the result of dedication and sincere efforts of each member associated with our group. We would also like to thank all our customers for their continuous support and belief in us.”  n



Welding Alloys: OEMs’ automatic welding choice Welding Alloys Group had set up its wholly owned

subsidiary in India in May 2008 by the registered name Welding Alloys South Asia Pvt. Ltd. to serve the SouthAsian industries better. Welding Alloys Ltd., headquartered in UK (near Cambridge), has manufacturing facilities in 21 countries and 35 subsidiaries to cater the industries across the globe. The company works on the principles of offering their customers the most suitable, proven maintenance welding solutions only in a few critical areas which are developed after extensive research and development and under co-operation agreement with the OEMs and end users. Welding Alloys boasts many patents in this field and is one of the most preferred welding manufacturers among the major industrial groups.

The company specialises in the following areas: • Manufacturing the widest range of premium flux-cored welding wires used for joining, hard facing, cladding and rebuilding • Manufacturing of state-of-the-art tailor-made automated roll cladding equipment working on submerged arc, open arc and gas-shielded process • Manufacturing state-of-the-art automated welding equipment, especially designed for weld hard facing and rebuilding applications at workshop/in-situ conditions • Integrated approach for the control of wear and service life enhancement of industrial components through innovative welding procedures and systems in its stateof-the-art Integra workshops • Manufacturing and refurbishment of various steel mill rolls of casters, hot strip/plate mill etc. • Manufacturing and supplying tailor-made heavy-duty ultrathin Integra composite wear resistant plates • Manufacturing and supplying tailor made heavy-duty Integra composite wear resistant plates. Additionally, Welding Alloys manufactures customdesigned modular welding equipment, including semiautomatic wire feeders, portable automatic machines for in-situ work, fully automatic machines including component manipulation with robotic controls. Since 1980, the company has been manufacturing and installing machines and providing operators training and after-sales support to users in more than 45 countries. Complementary to its product manufacturing, WA Integra Service workshops specialises in providing welding

services using its own materials for the hard facing and cladding of components worn-out in service. In partnership with its customers and according to the specifications, WA Integra offers a full range of services and solutions in: • Assessment and analysis of wearing parts and their working conditions • Maintenance procedures and product development • Welding applications procedure control to ensure higher performance in service • Supply of own designed, long-lasting and reliable hard-faced components like roller press, grinding rollers, hammers etc. for cement plants • Supply of own designed, long-lasting and reliable weld cladded/ hard-faced components like sinter crusher components (3D Carb Technology), zinc kettles, segment rolls, HSM rolls, profile rolls, backup rolls etc. for steel plants • Execution of highly efficient cladding and hard-facing jobs with the simultaneous use of fully automated one or more welding heads. n



Hardox Wearparts: effective way to master uptime

Hardox is the global reference in wear-resistant steel plate. Hardox Wearparts goes beyond the steel to deliver value-added services via an extensive network of Hardox-certified repair shops across the globe.


ardox wear plate gives extreme performance for extreme challenges. Users all over the world take advantage of the hardness and toughness of Hardox to increase payload, improve uptime and reduce service costs. Hardox provides a unique combination of hardness and toughness. This opens for smarter, lighter structures with extreme performance and extended service life.

Duplicate the lifetime Hardoxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extreme resistance to wear is a strategic business factor. Extending the service life of equipment by two, three, five, ten times or more is like money in the bank. Industries around the world depend on Hardox Wearparts to keep


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their operations running smoothly, without costly disturbances or downtime. Wear parts made of Hardox maximises the wear performance of products and machines. Depending

on the situation, Hardox can increase service life dramatically. Two to three times is standard, even ten times or more has been reported compared with regular steel.


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• Hardox comes in a wide range of grades and dimensions to suit your particular application. Ador Fontech Ltd. is the official Hardox Wearparts Centre in India, appointed by SSAB, manufacturer of Hardox. Ador Fontech is one of the leading manufacturers of wear parts and wear services in India and a pioneer in offering life enhancement solutions to the core industry for over 3 decades.

Facts of hardness • Hardness is the property that provides excellent wear protection during the entire service life of a Hardox wear plate. • Hardness minimises wear as it is difficult for the ‘edges’ of abrasive material to cut into the hard surface. • The hardness is more than skin deep; Hardox is hard throughout • The hardness does not conflict with Hardox’s structural performance

Hardox Wearparts Centre is clients’ local certified Hardox expert shop. It will take care of clients’ all wear part needs. Hardox Wearparts Centre delivers precision parts and valueadded services to keep uptime as up as possible.

Hardox Wearpart Centre means • A guarantee that replacement part or repair is made with genuine Hardox wear plate. • A place where dedicated experts

use state-of-the-art techniques and processes certified by SSAB when manufacturing with Hardox. • Clients’ reliable source for fast service for planned or unplanned repairs. • An international network of certified shops close to the client. n

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emper Extraction & Filtration Systems India Pvt. Ltd. is 100 per cent subsidiary of KEMPER, GmbH, one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading environment technology companies. KEMPER develops, produces and markets its own products and systems for extraction and filtration of cutting and grinding dust, welding smoke and vehicle exhaust fumes. The group offers innovative solutions based on constantly enhanced technologies. These solutions, which are consistent with KEMPERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to sustainable development, help protect life and enable its customers to manufacture many indispensable everyday products. Founded in 1977, KEMPER has not only taken care of clean air in the working environment and also for the safety of all employees in many other companies.

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industries (JCB, BHEL, Tata, Siemens Railways etc). Through comprehensive range of products, systems and services, coupled with extensive know-how, KEMPER provides a better, healthy working environment and also increases the overall efficiency of the worker through better technocommercial solutions.

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KEMPER products KEMPER is dedicated in providing world-class products to various automotive/pharmaceutical/chemical/ nuclear companies across the globe. Its list of products includes mobile fume extraction systems, fume extraction tables, fans and exhaust arms, personal safety equipment, and welding curtains and strips. n Contact:

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Strongwire launches multi-wire copper coating production line for MIG, TIG and SAW welding wires Welding conglomerate Strongwire Industries inaugurated its state-of-the-art multi-wire copper coating line to manufacture the finest copper coated MIG, TIG and SAW welding wires.

Touted as “India’s first”, the new facility is located in Bhilad, Gujarat and has an annual production capacity of over 5,000 tonnes. The unit is fully equipped with wire rod pre-processing, straight line drawing, multi-line copper coating, precision layer winding machines and drum pail-packing machine for both MIG and SAW wire for diameter 0.70mm to 5.50mm in packing of 15, 25, 30, 100, 250 and 350 kgs. The unit has also installed straightening, cutting and embossing machines to manufacture TIG wires in size range 1.20mm to 3.15mm in 500mm and 1000mm length in 5-kg tube packing. Highlighting the distinct process at this new unit Umesh Agarwal, Founder, Strongwire Industries said, “Quality of copper coated welding wire being manufactured in many regions of India has low shelf-life and face rusting problems due to poor and improper wire cleaning process. At Strongwire Industries, we have completely eliminated this problem through a multi-stage cleaning and neutralising process thus increasing the welder productivity and weld accuracy.” Before the initial drawing the wire rod is cleaned carefully in a 5-stage pre-processing line using water, acid, hot water, borax and hot air on the wire rod surface to completely eliminate mill scale from the wire rod surface. After completing the wire drawing the drawn wire is put through a multi-line copper coating process comprising of a 14-stage cleaning and neutralising process wherein copper coating is done with demineralised water. The multi-line copper coating process as against the conventional copper coating process removes all

Quality of copper coated welding wire being manufactured in many regions of India has low shelf-life and face rusting problems due to poor and improper wire cleaning process. At Strongwire Industries, we have completely eliminated this problem through a multi-stage cleaning and neutralising process thus increasing the welder productivity and weld accuracy - Umesh Agarwal, Founder, Strongwire Industries

Strongwire’s manufacturing facility in Bhilad, Gujarat

impurities from the wire surface and gives a uniform coating resulting in longer shelf life and complete elimination of any rusting on the wire surface. Strongwire Industries was set up in 1992 as a mild steel wire drawing facility specially to cater to the needs of welding electrode manufacturers. Today the company is involved in manufacturing, trading and supplying an assortment of products for the welding industry. These products range from raw materials to finished welding consumables and high end welding wire manufacturing machineries and equipment. The company’s primary business is manufacturing and distributing a wide range of modern welding consumables consisting of manual metal arc electrodes, copper coated MIG/TIG and SAW welding wires, SAW flux, flux cored welding wires (FCAW) and stainless steel and aluminium filler wires. Strongwire Industries has been associated with Tata Steel for over 25 years. Tata Steel has one of the best integrated steel plants in India and is a world-class manufacturer of wire rods. Commenting on this association, Mr Agarwal said, “At Strongwire, we not only source our entire wire rod requirement from TATA STEEL but also distribute and market their electrode quality wire rods.” Strongwire Industries also offers consultancy services for turnkey projects for setting up complete welding wire manufacturing units. It has collaborated with two big Chinese manufacturers to source quality machineries. Strongwire has serviced machinery requirements of many companies across n India through these exclusive tie-ups.  For more information, contact Yogen Agarwal 8879131864.


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First TIG narrow Gap welding handbook Polysoude has released the first ever reference document for TIG narrow gap welding


he quality and productivity requirements relating to welded joints are inexorably driving industrial companies towards the implementation of automatic processes. These primary objectives are however supplemented by more subtle notions such as heat input, weld seam regularity or even aesthetic criteria for sectors affecting the general public. Several decades of progress in TIG welding have seen it become an essential process that offers not only the widest scope of use but also reasonable operating constraints compared with more recent developments (laser or electron beam welding). The effectiveness achieved in producing quality weldments using the TIG process, both in terms of productivity and control in all positions, is at the origin of a large number of automatic applications including orbital welding. This technique has now been popularised with the creation of numerous machines which have boosted recognition of the TIG process as a real alternative for the automated welding of a wide variety of

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Fig. 2: Turbine rotor welding with thicknesses of up to 300â&#x20AC;&#x201C;400 mm

materials. Efforts made in tool design (miniaturisation, robustness, increased duty cycles, etc.) have made it easier to optimise the designs and service performance of the equipment to be built. The whole range of benefits linked to TIG welding have not only encouraged the automation of sequences that were previously only done manually, but have also been the starting point towards applications involving increasingly large workpieces. Consequently many variants or developments towards highpower welding power sources, or the introduction of additional functions such as the use of hot wire or double wire feed, or the creation of specific tools such as cladding and narrow gap torches have decidedly widened the scope for TIG. Nowadays it is no longer unrealistic to consider using TIG to weld workpieces from 0.5 to 300 mm thick given the numerous relevant advantages. The TIG welding approach on thick workpieces does however require some specific knowledge with regard, on the one hand, to the choice and use of equipment and, on the other,

to workpiece preparation and the development of operating techniques. Productivity is a question that is invariably posed on developing a Narrow Gap operating procedure. However, in order to choose an operating technique, the strengths and weaknesses of that technique must be known beforehand to avoid ending up in an impasse. Productivity gains are considerable and increase in proportion to the thickness to be welded. It is vital nonetheless to assess the thresholds below which the restrictions involved in Narrow Gap welding outweigh the substantial gains. Several decisive factors come into play when analysing this question and the final choice must take account of the notion of relativity which may exist between the various situations. It can therefore be seen from comparative tests that, for thicknesses ranging from 12 to 15 mm, the increase in productivity between a conventional groove (angle of approximately 20 deg) and a Narrow Gap groove optimised in relation to the materials is not significant. Profitability 64


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if necessary) for all runs from root to cap. All Narrow Gap solutions (i.e. 0 to 100 mm V2 and V3 nozzles, and 0 to 150 mm, 0 to 250 mm and 0 to 300mm NG torches) exist as fixed electrode or oscillating electrode versions.


The deliberate reduction in the volume of metal to be deposited, which is the main objective of Narrow Gap applications, highlights several operational difficulties including that relating to the lack of visibility for operators to track the welding.




Fig. 3: Increase in productivity between a conventional groove and a Narrow Gap groove

will then increase, reaching a factor of 3 on sections around 55 to 60 mm thick. At thicknesses of 30 mm and above, apart from the specific case of welding one-off parts, a Narrow Gap procedure must be used. The difficulties relating to materials or other operating restrictions are to be considered in order to choose the Narrow Gap technique that is appropriate and compatible with the application in question. Today, POLYSOUDE has a comprehensive line of Narrow Gap welding torches for all thicknesses from 30 to 300 mm. The ranges and thicknesses to be welded are to be considered on the basis of the line of torches created and constructed according to various technological constraints. Each torch has a scope which enables it to be used from maximum thickness (maximum torch insertion depth into the groove) up to completion of surface capping runs. With conventional torches from 0 to 45 mm, electrode stick-out has to be adjusted every 5 to 10 mm, when filling up the weld groove. So-called conventional torches remain fully versatile torches that are suited to all


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types of work. A category of intermediate tools called “V2 and V3 nozzles” exists for 0 to 100 mm thick sections. These nozzles have the particular feature of being insulated and channelling the gas to the root better than a conventional torch but without guiding the tungsten via a true electrode lance. From an insertion thickness of approximately 45 mm, these nozzles are combined with removable trailing shield assemblies to complete the weld, oscillated capping run included.

These difficulties are explained by the effect of several combined factors that differ slightly according to the applications, but which include: • Groove width commonly between 10 and 20 mm for depths of 100 to 300 mm. • Welding on flat sheets or large diameter workpieces rendering tangential viewing angles almost impossible. • Preheating which is very often used when welding heavy wall thicknesses. In addition to these technical aspects, it is also natural to seek comfort for the operator stations and to move them away from the arc given that the radiation remains quite strong due to the use of high currents.

For thicknesses of 0 to 150 mm, 0 to 250 mm and finally 0 to 300 mm, a line of torches is also available with trailing shield assemblies (removable

To remain compatible with the industrial environment and refrain from overburdening the tools, it is possible to integrate the video function by design, as opposed to the use of addon external cameras which disfigure the

Fig. 4: Narrow Gap V2/V3 torch module for thicknesses of 0–100 mm

Fig. 5: Narrow Gap NG torch module for thicknesses of up to 300 mm

TECHNOLOGY industrial nature of the equipment. The torch is not only the most complex tool, but is also the one that has the greatest exposure and the greatest influence on weldment quality. Consequently, testing methodologies have been developed

to verify and validate the predominant functions where failure could impinge on welding results. Two essential factors are to be considered: â&#x20AC;˘ The duty cycle (all functions mounted on the torch being globally combined and validated by the lack of deterioration of its initial function over time). â&#x20AC;˘ Bead shielding quality. Validation is performed for each new torch reference with regard to functions such as video and gas shielding. More comprehensive tests are performed per torch family or as a result of a notable technological development.

Fig. 6: NG torch with integrated front and rear cameras

Once validated, the concepts are reused per family to reduce the development time of variants and to capitalise on lessons learned on each model. It can be considered today that there are no longer any technological issues in using a Narrow Gap torch to


weld sections with a thickness of 30 to 300 mm. As there is no technological barrier, only technical criteria can be considered. Based on this fact, what are the alternatives, the common features, and the strengths and weaknesses associated with each methodology? The first choice to be made in TIG welding concerns the process variant: cold wire TIG or hot wire TIG welding. Hot wire TIG welding machines generally have higher duty cycles with the capacity to use currents approaching 450 A. There are only advantages to be gained in opting for hot wire welding over the cold wire process and the former is increasingly used to weld sections over 10mm thick. These machines also offer the benefit of versatility and can make use of the two TIG welding variants quite easily. The only benefit of the cold wire TIG process may lie in the portability of the equipment for occasional use


TECHNOLOGY for welding performance and productivity in all positions where shrinkage and preparation are fully controlled (Fig. 7: Single stringer bead) • Multiple-pass stringer beads per layer for optimum control over welding energy and difficult bimetallic joints (Fig. 8: Multiple-pass stringer bead) • Single oscillation pass per layer for welding in positions 5GT and 6GT with limited variations in width – a good compromise between productivity and ease of implementation (Fig. 9: Single oscillation pass) • Multiple oscillation passes per layer (rarely chosen) to use Narrow Gap TIG welding while adapting to existing preparations.

Fig. 7: Single stringer bead

Fig. 8: Multiple-pass stringer bead

Workpiece profiles, thickness ranges and the environment are all essential data when it comes to defining welding equipment. Welding machines are generally matched to the welding tool to be used. A few typical examples of equipment configuration according to the thickness of the sections to be welded are provided below. For sections less than 45mm thick, usual mechanised or orbital welding equipment is suitable as long as it is compatible with the required duty cycles.

Fig. 9: Single oscillation pass

with a lower purchase price, as a direct consequence of the difference in power, for a complete installation. The various welding procedures are differentiated by the filling run layering strategy (cf. Comparison of the various NG filling techniques). Four essential approaches and their advantages shall be examined: • Single stringer bead per layer


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Fig. 10: Carriage-type head with straight rail

More versatile and modular PC power sources are suited to mechanised applications, or even more complex applications such as welding robottype holder-based solutions or orbital welding machines. “Carriage”-type heads offer the advantage of being able to be used on circular or straight rails. The POLYCAR MP (friction drive) can be implemented on combined sections (curved or elliptical, etc.). Due to the simplicity of the POLYCAR MP profile, industrial companies can create their own tool. Straight rails are identical to the “seam welder” notion except for the fact that they can be used in all positions and are an easily implemented solution for linear welds. For thicknesses up to 100mm, the torch holders are the same as for conventional torches. Beware however of circular welds in a horizontal plane which, other than the particularity of being so-called self-restraining welds (high stress concentration), also call for Narrow Gap torches with a curved profile (to be avoided). Beyond 100mm, the tools gradually increase in size forming, in certain

TIGer bI-caThode TechnoloGy Weld overlay claddInG

Fig. 11: Turbine rotor welding module

higher deposition rate lower cycle time

cases, modules that weigh several hundred kilograms (turbine rotor applications, for example). For so-called mechanised applications, the solutions are identical but constructed on the basis of more robust components adapted to the context, the geometry and the weight of the subassemblies, in keeping with the thickness of the workpieces. For orbital welding, however, the weight of the torches, the engagement strokes and the need to consider use of 15kg spools (justified by the volumes of metal to be deposited) call for larger tools than the POLYCAR 60-3 and MP orbital heads. In this case, choose heads capable of moving heavy loads (80kg) with an offset providing sufficient flexibility to adapt to heavy-duty sheet metal workpieces. Use of a welding robot is also recommended for anything other than circular trajectories or where the industrial company wishes to acquire a more versatile tool. There are no particular considerations for solutions involving torches intended for applications up to 45mm. A retractable nozzle torch offers a multipurpose solution provided that electrode changing can be accepted as a non-automatable operation. For heavy wall thicknesses, torch weights and dimensions must be integrated and robots compatible with wrist loads of 10 to 50 kgs selected. The notion of trajectory remains linked to the profile of the torches which limits movements and implies studying torch positioning along the usual three axes. The use of a Narrow Gap torch renders the notion of automated preventive maintenance, such as electrode changing, somewhat illusory. The other approaches are specific to robot use and are to be addressed according to workpiece dimensions and the level of automation (gantry, multi-robot station, seam tracking, etc.). Narrow Gap TIG welding is no longer a solution for exceptional circumstances. It is important to consider it whenever the thickness to be welded exceeds 30mm. An initial analysis is imperative to ascertain the potential benefit, verify the absence of notable contraindications and above all to choose the methodology and equipment best suited to the context. There are a multitude of solutions with a significant level of industrial maturity confirmed by

Polysoude World Premiere The new TIGer bi-cathode technology for weld overlay cladding solutions, wherever outstanding quality and lasting reliability are musts. A deposition rate up to 3 times higher than conventional TIG Hot Wire technology.

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numerous concrete examples. The difficulties involved in implementing the welding procedures vary according to the chosen technique. The temptation to take a simplistic approach and skip a case-by-case assessment must however be avoided as there is no universal solution. Moreover, in terms of tools, the entire 30 to 300mm thickness range is covered with numerous variants and adaptation possibilities for special cases. For the welding process, knowledge and mastery of TIG are highly important and enable the technique to be popularised, with recourse in the event of difficulties. From the point of view of industrial companies, the implementation of a Narrow Gap application calls for a structured approach with marked steps. In parallel, corresponding approaches for machining facilities, tracking and traceability of materials

Fig. 12: Narrow Gap welding with robot

and inspection techniques may need to be undertaken requiring validation steps close to those used in welding. All of these anticipatory

measures are justified by the prospect of substantial gains compared with the use of more conventional techniques. n



ECO SAVER with flow meter and integrated gas saver function T

he ECO SAVER reduces the waste of gas, especially in case of tanoncontinues welding process. The ECO SAVER keeps a constant level of the gas pressure on the downstream side at the end and beginning of each weld. This prevents that pressure and flowsurges are created in the pipe line system. The pressure and flow-surge create gas waste and can cause a poor weld.

Functions • Cylinder regulator -- 200 bars inlet pressure, 2 – 30 l/min • Reduce the inlet pressure from 200 bar in two stages

• Saves gas during inlet pressure changes (consumption of cylinder) • Saves gas during flow changes (noncontinues welding) • Available with connections for most markets in Europe.  n

Technical Data ECO SAVER for UK Inlet pressure: 300 bar Outlet pressure: 3-30l/min ECO SAVER for other countries Inlet pressure: 200 bar Outlet pressure: 3-30l/min



Kemppi: the joy of welding • Strong GT04 feed mechanism with two motors • Strong double-skin plastic casing • Degree of protection is IP23S.

GT04 wire feed mechanism Full metal feed mechanism with a grip that doesn’t slip. • All accessories are colour coded; quick and easy to replace • New feed roll mechanism; no tools needed • LED cabinet lighting improves manageability in poorly lit conditions • Wire guide tubes and feed rolls are colour coded • Metal and plastic wire guide tubes and feeding rolls available.

FastMig X 450 MXP 37 Pipe


is one of the leading manufacturers of electric welding machines and related products operating in the global market. The company is an arc-welding specialist. It designs, produces and distributes welding solutions for professional welding customers. Its solutions consist of equipment, software and industrial services.

FastMig X 450 power source A multi-purpose power source, suitable for many applications: • Gas and oil pipelines, onshore and offshore

FastMig MXP 37 Pipe wire feeder


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• Offshore and shipyards • Metal and pipe workshops • Construction. It can be used in all welding processes, including MIG, TIG and MMA. • MIG, 1-MIG, pulsed MIG, WiseRoot+ • Wise and Match as an option • MMA straight from the power source • CC/CV compatible: arc sensing wire feeders, in-line TIG.

FastMig MXP 37 Pipe wire feeder Wire feeder that makes FastMig X truly a pipe welding expert

Voltage sensing cable

WiseRoot+ This customised MIG/MAG process is used for open gap root welding, without backing. • WiseRoot+ process is based on a precise voltage measurement and current control • Root pass welding in all positions: vertical downhill position • Specific voltage sensing cable ensures getting actual information from the arc • Easy to use: only two parameter regulations needed and wire feed speed and fine tuning • Excellent welding characteristics with longer cables (up to 40 m). Voltage sensing cable Voltage sensing cable should be located as close as possible to the welding arc • Voltage sensing and earth return cable for each FastMIG X 450 unit should be connected close to each other and away from other unit’s cables

GT04 wire feed mechanism

• Special intermediate cables (measurement cable included) • Optional magnetic clamps for earth return and voltage sensing cable

FastMIG X 450 in MMA welding Easy stick welding directly from the power source or through wire feeder. • MMA welding is included as standard in FastMig X 450 power source • Ignition current can be adjusted • Possible to use with or without wire feeder • Parameters can be adjusted on power source or wire feeder control panel • Welding current can be adjusted via a remote control unit connected to the power source • On first use, go to MMA/CC/CV mode (long press of button) • Create new channel on the X 37 control panel • Current range: 14 - 450 A • ArcForce (dynamics) • Range -9...+9 • Below zero = smoother arc Above zero = rougher arc • Adjust arc behaviour • Adjustable on the X 37 and XF 37 panels • Start power • Adjust ignition current • Range -9...+9 • Adjustable on the X 37 panel CC and CV welding Constant current or constant voltage welding directly from the power source or through wire feeder • CC/CV characteristics included as standard in FastMig X 450 power source • CV is recommended to be used with ArcFeed and CC with MasterTig LT 250 • Possible to use with or without wire feeder • Parameters can be adjusted on power source or wire feeder control panel • Welding current can be adjusted via a remote control unit connected to the power source CC and CV mode in FastMIG X 450 • On first usage, you should create a new memory channel on the X 37 panel • Current range 14 - 450 A • ArcForce (dynamics) • Range -9...+9 • Below zero = smoother arc Above zero = rougher arc • Adjust arc behaviour • Adjustable on the X 37 and X F37 panels • Start power • Adjust ignition current • Range -9...+9 • Adjustable on the X 37 panel.  n



Landmark products: quicker, easier to install E

stablished in 1999, Landmark Crafts is one of the largest manufacturers of aluminium pop rivets and hightensile bolts company in quality, cost effectiveness and timely delivery. The company achieves this through continued training and adoption to new technology. Landmark Fasteners has two manufacturing units. Landmark manufactures a wide range of bolts, nuts, washers, and threaded rods. The application of the products comply with rigid international standards such as DIN, ASTM, IS etc. The application of the products is varied and used in building automobiles, railway wagons, paper, chemical plants, construction of hydel, thermal and atomic power stations etc.

Product check analysis • Heat treatment tests • Room temperature tension tests

• High temperature tension test • Room temperature impact tests • Low temperature impact test up to 196 C.

Hexagon Head Bolts • Standard: DIN931, DIN601, ISO4014, IFI A-6, IFI A-10, IFI E-34, AS1111, JIS1180 • Class: 4.8/5.8/6.8/8.8/10.9/12.9 Gr.2/ Gr.5/Gr.8/Gr.10 • Material: steel, stainless steel, brass • Length: 6 mm -600 mm to dia Hexagon head screws • Standard: DIN933, DIN558, ISO4017, IFI A-6, IFI A-10, AS1111, B.S • Class: 4.8/5.8/6.8/8.8/10.9/12.9 Gr.2/ Gr.5/Gr.8/Gr.10 • Material: steel, stainless steel, brass • Length: 6 mm -600 mm to dia Advantages • Spreads the up-force load evenly

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across the surface of the cyclone plate Significantly improves the roofs holding capability Quicker and easier to install Easier to store and handle Self-aligns to the surface of the roof sheet when under uplift load Provides a neater, more aesthetic roof appearance Lower and upper EPDM seal ensures no water entry between the underside of the HP lock plate and the corrugated roofing profile Not observable at ground level Less likely to trap swart and dirt beneath the plate, reducing the threat of corrosion. n


Landmark Crafts Pvt. Ltd., Plot No 24, Anand Industrial Estate, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, U.P. Mob: +91-9810331551

Chemicals & Coatings


BASF introduces innovative microspherebased admixture technology Microsphere-based admixture technology for freeze-thaw durability eliminates the need for air-entrained concrete


he Admixture Systems business of BASF’s North American Construction Chemicals division announced a breakthrough technology for freezethaw durability that eliminates the need for air-entrained concrete. This patent-pending, microspherebased admixture and point-ofuse manufacturing system is being developed to help concrete professionals overcome the challenges traditionally associated with the variability and uncertainty of producing air-entrained concrete.

susceptible to variations in ambient conditions, concreting materials, construction practices and other factors that often impact the air void system in concrete. In addition, the compressive strength of concrete treated with the microspherebased admixture technology can be over 30 percent higher than an airentrained concrete, because of the difference in air content. This results in opportunities to optimize concrete mixtures for performance and sustainability.

Microspheres are extremely small, hollow spheres that have a highly resilient, tough, but flexible, polymeric shell. Similar to entrained air, they provide stress relief zones for the expansion of freezing water within concrete, enhancing its long-term durability.

“Microspheres are manufactured at the producer’s plant to provide consistent, stable performance, every time,” said Paul Seiler, Technology Manager, Admixture Systems for BASF in North America. “They are dispensed and uniformly mixed into concrete at a fixed dosage and are the optimal size for freeze-thaw durability.”

However, unlike traditional air entrainment, microspheres are not

Dry microspheres have been used successfully in Europe for many years in niche concrete applications. However, their widespread use has been limited due to the cost of delivery. The pointof-use manufacturing system BASF has developed makes it economically feasible to use this proven microsphere technology for freeze-thaw durability of concrete. “Up until now, air entrainment has been the state-of-the-art technology for freeze thaw durability of concrete,” said Juan Alfonso Garcia, Vice President, Admixture Systems, for BASF in North America. “But concrete professionals deserve a technology that is more stable and predictable no matter what the environmental conditions may be. ” BASF plans to commercialise the microsphere-based admixture technology in 2015. n

Self-water draining concrete by ACC T

he cement industry is revolutionised by the introduction of RMX (Ready-Mix Concrete) by ACC. The RMX is prepared keeping in mind the ease in process required by the mega infrastructure projects. It is engineered in such a way that it will be directly delivered to the construction site in a freshly mix state or unhardened state. It is usually purchased in volumes and expressed in cubic meters. The high-performance concrete, Permecrete is porous within its body to permit water drainage to lower surface, thus improving ground water table.


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developments, by making it possible for integrated land utilisation for water retention and drainage with more active use, such as parking lots, pedestrian ways etc. It carries technical benefits, permits alternations and additions on the structural members with minimum possible dead loads. This allows drainage of water. The large pores present in the no-fines concrete allow easy drainage in to ground under appropriate conditions. It helps keep the area dry as well as cleans and prevents warm, polluted water from entering our streams. It enables more efficient land

It can be used for internal partition walls in domestic buildings, in filling panels in framed structures. It can be used in open air car parks (overlaying permeable sub grade). The drainage retains wall drains exposed car parks to allow water to seep to ground.  n

Chemicals & Coatings


Rangeela Putty: coloured cement-based wall putty S

ince its inception in 2004, Walplast is one of the leading manufacturers of white cement-based wall putty and other products related for the construction industry in India. Ashok Mehta, Chairman, Walplast, could visualise at a very early stage of the company that he needs to be close to his customers so that he can serve them well and accomplish his dream of striking a balance between affordable price and without compromising the quality of the product. That was the reason he started spreading out his wings and setting up plants in states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh etc. Walplast is one of the few Indian wall putty manufacturing companies, having its unique laboratories comparable to world standards with full equipment and high-end technology for its testing process. All the laboratories are fully equipped with latest machineries for the required test. All products are tested as per parameters specified by Singapore Housing Board. The company also follows European and American standard for testing. Walplast aims at providing complete solutions to the leading construction industry with full range of products like block jointing mortars, ready-mix plaster, crack fillers, tile adhesives, plasto proof, cement-based wall putty, and the range of Rangeela colour putty. It has also launched a few new products like gypsum plaster and lime coat plaster. Mr Mehta strongly believes in adding value to the products and end users; thus becoming an ` 1,500-crore group by the year 2019. To achieve this challenging goal, his son Kaushal Mehta, Director, Walplast, is on his move to establish Walplast in every nook and corner of the country. Mr Kaushal strongly believes, “We exist because of our customers. Whatever we aspire, or whatever we do is


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for the value addition of our customers. Their satisfaction is our benefit.” Today’s leading cement-based wall putty is being accepted very fast. The major reason of Walplast wall putty penetrating into the market is its bonding and smooth finish which is acquired because of the finest polymers used in it. Walplast wall putty gives the brightest white-based coat which enhances and gives actual tonality of paint. It also prevents peeling and flaking of expensive paints and thus beautifies wall.

Walplast wall putty can be applied on old and new surfaces for external as well as internal walls. The value addition in Walplast wall putty is the Rangeela Putty which is coloured cement-based wall putty. Rangeela Putty is available in different shades of colour like off white, pink, pista etc. With strong beliefs and basket full of products, Walplast is strongly and successfully moving toward changing the phase of the construction industry. n

Rangeela putty: how to use

1 Clean the wall with sand paper, wire brush or blade for removing loose particle.

3 Mix Rangeela Wall Putty in water in proportion of 1 water + 2 Rangeela Putty.

5 Apply first coat with color Putty Blade after 1st coat dries up, Apply 2nd coat.

2 Dampen the surface.

4 Mix water and Rangeela Putty for making good paste, stir continuously. Re-mix after 10 mins.

6 Rangeela Putty which gives true color.

Chemicals & Coatings


Cold galvanising zinc metal spray: why important? Zinc metal spray is a premium performance epoxy coating which fuses to metal substrates to guard against corrosion - Pradeep Vaidya, Innovative Coating Industries


he reason for the extensive use of hot dip galvanising is the two-fold nature of the coating. As a barrier coating, it provides a tough, metallurgically bonded zinc coating, which completely covers the steel surface and seals the same from the corrosive action of the environment. Additionally, sacrificial action of zinc protects steel even where damage or minor discontinuity occurs in the coating.

Why cold galvanising zinc metal spray? For damaged galvanising, corroded and welded galvanised surfaces, cold galvanising by zinc metal spray is an ideal cure. This quick drying, high solids coating provides superb protection to steel and ferrous metals against harsh corrosive environments. Zinc metal spray is a premium performance epoxy coating which fuses to metal substrates to guard against corrosion. This coating constantly fights against rust and corrosion. It is highly resistant to salt water corrosion, does not sag and may be top coated with conventional primers, paints and epoxies. Cold galvanising spray provides the protection of hot dip galvanising plus the convenience of on the job aerosol application. Cold galvanising spray contains 95 per cent pure zinc, forms a tough, durable, zinc metal coating that bonds electrochemically with the base metal to protect against rust and corrosion. Characteristics of cold galvanising zinc metal spray Zinc metal spray offers 99 per cent pure zinc deposit. It has electrochemical


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bond and very quick drying, and needs minimum surface preparation. It is also easy, user-friendly application for predespatch inspection stages and on-site use for touch-up. The spray stops rust and corrosion on any iron and mild steel surface, adds corrosion protection to galvanised and welded surfaces. It is extremely useful for indoor/ outdoor use. Efficient spray nozzle minimises drips and runs. Zinc metal spray can be applied over a wide range of temperatures and humidity. Years of protection for structural surfaces eliminates the need for constant scraping, wire brushing, and repainting.

Physical and chemical standards • Zinc contents: 35 to 40 per cent in the formulation • Purity of zinc: 99 per cent pure spray dried vacuum evaporated zinc • Flakes: zinc contents in the DFT 88 - 92 per cent • Colour: greyish and silver finish • Spray cone (spray at 10 - 12 inch distance): 2 to 4 inch cone • Film thickness: 20 - 25 microns • Propellant: hydrocarbon • Salt spray life: over 500 hours of fog chamber salt spray • Test-recommended coats: maximum two coats • Solvent type: non CFC or chlorinated solvents • Resin (carrier/binder): modified acrylic • Touch dry time: 3-5 min • Over coating time: 30 min • Hard dry time: 24 hours • Can shelf life: 1 year • Storage conditions: store the aerosol spray cans in a cool, dry place in cupboard/closed shelf.

Surface preparation Surfaces to be coated must be clean, dry and totally free of dust, dirt rust and scales and burnt carbon. Wipe the surface with solvent/thinner (for removal of oil and grease) followed by wire brushing/grinding. Using method Shake the can well for 1 to 2 minutes before spraying. Repeat shaking of can often during application. Wear protective eyewear when spraying. Point spray nozzle away from face. Hold spray can upright about 8 inch -12 inch from surface, apply thin, even coats with consistent back and forth motion. Allow 15 min to dry between coats and 6 hours to dry before top coating. After use, or if spray spatters, turn the can upside down and spray to clean the spray mechanism. Protect surrounding surfaces from over spray. n Contact:

Pradeep Vaidya, Innovative Coating Industries, B- 7/701, Vedant Complex, Near Vartak Nagar Naka, Thane - 400 606 Tele: +91-25883265 Mob: +91-9820181738 Pune Office Plot F - II/29/4/(II) Near Telco Materials Gate, MIDC, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018 Email: Email: Sonia Vaidya: +91-9819813015 Payal Pathak: +91-9881462606 Email:



Polished concrete: The future of industrial flooring “Even though today polished concrete is being used mainly in industries, warehouses and big retail stores, it is only a matter of time before other applications of this great concept being explored in India,” says Sachin Surie, Marketing Head, Surie Polex Need to understand industrial floors Industrial floors have always been a problematic issue for most industrialists. There are various factors that come into play when designing an industrial floor. These include considerations of the kind of machinery and equipment that will be installed, the usage the floor will be subjected to and the kind of traffic the floor will experience-foot traffic, pallet trucks, forklifts etc. After determining these factors an expert should be consulted to determine the thickness of the floor, the quantity and design of steel reinforcement required and the grade of concrete to be used. Unfortunately, a lack of knowledge and the need to control the overall project costs leads most people to make bad decisions when it comes to choosing the type of concrete floor. It is therefore important to educate clients today about making the right decision when it comes to concrete flooring because it is the hardest to repair in a functioning industry. Floor treatment options for industrial floors Most concrete floors need further treatment depending upon the industry. By their very nature concrete floors have a tendency to release dust. Run your hand over an untreated concrete floor and your palm will come up gray. This release of concrete dust is a result of non-reacted Calcium Hydroxide that is present in the concrete. If left unchecked it leads to the continued deterioration of the concrete floor. Many types of treatments are available for concrete floors but the two main options in India today are:


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Dust collector

• Coatings: epoxy, polyurethane etc. • Polished concrete. Coatings have a higher initial cost and also need to be renewed every few years. For renewing coatings they first need to be completely removed and then re-applied. In comparison polished concrete has a lower initial cost and unlike coatings can be easily re-polished as and when required at a much lower cost. The other main factor which goes in favour of polished concrete is that it is “green” and ecofriendly. Coatings are composed of a wide variety of chemicals but polished concrete only requires a water based densifier. The best part is that polished concrete floors are eligible for LEED Ratings.

Polished concrete: the way forward Surie Polex offers a complete range of concrete grinding machines, dust collectors and diamond tools for polishing concrete floors. The entire technology has been developed inhouse and today Surie Polex is the

Grinding machine

single largest producer of diamond tools for floor grinding and polishing in the Indian subcontinent. Surie Polex also represents Ameripolish Inc, USA and sells their full range of densifiers, dyes and stain protectors. Apart from the lifecycle cost as compared to coatings the main advantages of polished concrete floors are: • Increased durability and abrasionresistance • Makes the floors easy to clean and maintain • Makes concrete dust-free • Green technology - no need for expensive epoxy or polyurethane coatings

Diamond tools



• Aesthetically pleasing • Improved reflectivity • Very long life and improved performance • Saves time and money of laying tiles, carpets, marble or granite. Even though today polished concrete is being used mainly in industries, warehouses and big retail stores, it is only a matter of time before other applications of this great concept being explored in India. Some of the other areas where polished concrete can be used are airports, showrooms, restaurants, offices and residences.

Providing polished concrete services: a great business proposal It is only a matter of time before more and more industries realise the pitfalls of coatings and discover the benefits of polished concrete. Contractors who invest in this technology today will have multiple advantages. These early adopters

Polished concrete flooring

will be ahead of the curve. They can add polished concrete as a service to their existing portfolio. So whether it is a flooring contractor or an epoxy coatings contractor by offering polished concrete along with their current services, they are able to find a new avenue for business and add to their top-line and bottom-line.

manufacturer of the entire range of consumables, machinery and accessories. With company offices in Delhi and Bengaluru and more than 50 distributors spread across the country Surie Polex provides consumables and spare parts ex-stock and a dedicated team of service engineers to keep machines and equipment in perfect condition.  n

Surie Polex offers the unique advantage of being the only Indian

(Views expressed in this article are those of the author’s personal)



MC-Special Plus: integral waterproofing of concrete E

ven in the case of excellent composition and compactness, concrete consists of small voids. The so called “capillary pores (on average 13-16 percent by volume)” are due to a generous addition of mixing water. The additional mixing water is used to obtain sufficient compactness and workability. Owing to these capillary pores, concrete is always more or less pervious to water or hygroscopic. As opposed to conventional waterproofing products, MC-Special Plus provides integral waterproofing properties by combining two characteristics into one specially designed product. The properties that give concrete the extra edge in protection against water ingress are: • Reduction of capillary pores: Special additives in MCSpecial Plus make the concrete more workable (increases slump) at the same w/c ratio or provide a reduction in w/c at the same workability levels. This property helps concrete achieve excellent compactability, thereby reducing capillary pores. • Hydrophobic pore blocking mechanism: In addition to reduction of capillary pores and the Dynamic Sync Crystallization, MC-Special Plus has special additives, which cause contraction of capillaries as well as convert the waterabsorbing capillary forces into water repellent capillary forces due to the hydrophobic effect of the constituent. Thus water is pushed out of the capillary pores, and the concrete is kept dry. A combination of the properties above provide the concrete an efficient, reliable and durable waterproofing protection against rains, ground water, moisture, dampness, humidity etc. MC-Special Plus is an integral waterproofing compound in powder form, used for all types of concrete, requiring water impermeability. It complies with IS 2645.

Advantages Following are a few advantages of using MC-Special Plus as an additive to concrete. • Resists water penetration and absorption • Makes the mix more workable (improves the slump) • Makes the w/c ratio reduction possible • Does not change setting time nor adversely affect the reinforcement • Disperses rapidly and makes a homogenous mix • Free from chlorides • Provides an efficient, durable barrier against rainwater, moisture and ground water. MC-Special Plus is easy to use, either in the concrete batching plant or in a transit mixer at site. MC-Special Plus


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Water and Moisture expelied

Hydrophobic Capillary Lining Capillary Concrete Polymer globules

Water under pressure

Polymer plug seats capillary

Hydrophobic Pore Blocking Mechanism

should be added to the concrete before adding other components. Concrete should be mixed for at least a minute after addition of MC-Special Plus. Dosage is economical at 1 per cent by weight of cement or at least 3-kg MC-Special Plus per cubic metres of concrete. MC-Bauchemie (India), an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, manufactures this product along with a host of other construction chemicals in technical and financial n collaboration with MC-Bauchemie, Germany. Contact:

MC-Bauchemie (I) Pvt. Ltd., 411, Arenja Corner, Sector 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400703 Tele: +91-22-27880803/27892856; Fax: +91-22- 27893870 Email: info.india@mc-bauchemie. com;

Pumps & Valves


Crompton launches latest pumps to fast track energy savings A

vantha Group Company Crompton (CG) launched a range of energyefficient pumps and SMS savvy devices to operate pumps for residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial applications. Pumps generally consume huge amounts of electrical energy and hence present a tremendous opportunity for energy savings. Today, discerning consumers are displaying a preference for energy-efficient pumps. The intelligent microchip technology embedded in the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) pump controller and the electronic control panels allow these pumps to be switched “on” and “off” remotely, through a mobile phone call or an SMS. They can also be programmed to send an SMS alert to the customers’ mobile phones informing of any shutdown or power failure. Other value-added features are a voltage and current display and a protection from short circuits and overload. For the residential customers, a choice of premium pumps; namely, Mini

For the agricultural sector, Crompton launched four new premium submersible pumps. These are 4-inch and 6-inch pumps, 50 feet per stage in stainless steel finish, and vertical open well submersible pumps. These products have incorporated a change in material construction from cast iron to stainless steel, so they are now corrosion resistant and abrasion free — an important feature required for submersible pump applications. The superior design of these pumps reduces power consumption and electricity bills.

Pacific, Mini Masterplus, New Aqua Gold and Pressure booster were launched with special features such as higher performance, brass inserts and Cathodic Electro Deposition (CED) coating. In addition, few of these pumps come with a ¬2-year warranty. Crompton’s reliable, energy-efficient pump solutions work more efficiently, with greater precision and for longer periods. They also reduce electricity bills and require lower maintenance.

For the commercial and industrial segment, Crompton launched the vertical and horizontal multistage pumps, suitable for high rise buildings. These pumps can raise water up to a height of 265 metres at the desired pressure. The pumps are fortified with pressure boosters to maintain water pressure at the same level irrespective of the height at which the outlet is located. n

Caliber cast steel globe valves: conventional for all process fluids C

aliber offers a good range of conventional cast steel globe valve for practically all process fluids. They are of outside screw and yoke type with bolted bonnet construction. They are having flanged ends connection for easy fitment and maintenance. These valves are designed as per BS 1873 for a rating of ND 40 and tested as per ND 40/ANSI B 16.5 Class 150 as the case may be. These valves are available from 15 mm to 200 mm NB, and the company can


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CS hard faced with 13 per cent cold roll steel for wear resistance. The spindle and other trim are of 13 cold roll steel, and the yoke bush is of alloy iron, easy and convenient handles are of cast iron. The gland packing is totally asbestos free and 100 per cent mechanically and thermally stables graphite. offer these vales with IBR certificate in Form III C also. The body and bonnet are of ASTM A216 Gr. WCB and the seat and disc are

These valves are universal in their application. They are used for isolation and regulating duty cycles and particularly useful for saturated steam and thermic fluid services. n



Water 2 People Teknologies: supplying unmatched water, wastewater treatment products W

ater 2 People Teknologies is a supplier of high-performance water and wastewater treatment products. The company features a team of technocrats with an unmatched experience of 10-12 years in designing, installation, commissioning, and after-sales services in the water and wastewater treatment industry. That’s why it is in a position to offer very advanced, unique solutions to the customers. Through its continued commitment to implement new technologies, product innovation and technical support, the company is able to deliver significant benefits to its customers of industrial, municipal, health care, commercial, hospitality industry and government sectors. Its world-class technologies coupled with expert human resources and commitments to excellence have created a distinct niche in water and wastewater treatment industry; and therefore, made it the pioneer in this segment. Water 2 People Teknologies is a team of leading professionals dedicated to extend value addition in environmental engineering. Its portfolio encompasses, providing broad range of solutions for total water and wastewater management systems. Water 2 People not only provides the right product but also correlate them which enhance efficient operation capacity of treatment plants.

To overcome the need of rapid growth of industrialisation at the cost of environmental compromises, the company stands with a strong foothold, providing product basket of green solutions, where one can dare to expand without adding threat to human existence. The company has an edge over its competitors by providing multifunctional products that can yield better savings, keeping performance unaffected to customers. With a comprehensive range of products which are manufactured from quality raw materials, it stocks many consumable items and spare parts to support customers with quick delivery. Water 2 People Teknologies technical staff assists customers in many ways like assessment and recommendation of solutions; supply, installation and commissioning of equipment; repairs and maintenance; etc. Water 2 People Teknologies is one of the foremost manufacturers and suppliers of a comprehensive range of products used for water and wastewater treatment plants and machines, which are assembled using branded components. The components used to assemble its products are sourced from the reliable, authentic supply chain which has years of experience in this domain. Its entire range of products is manufactured under the stringent guiding principles of its quality

experts who assure flawless delivery of consignment in the market.

Products offered by Water 2 People • Coarse Bubble Disc Membrane Diffusers • Fine Bubble Disc Membrane Diffusers • Fine Bubble Tube Membrane Diffusers • Bio-Rex Media • Bio-Fill Media • Plate Filter Press • Centrifuge-Basket type • Expansion Joint – Rubber/Fabric/ Metallic • Agitators/Blenders • Oil Skimmers - Automatic/Manual • Dosing Pump (Diaphragm / Plunger) • Diffused Aeration Systems • Chemical Dosing Systems • Various Products for WTP, STP, ETP, RO Systems. Why Water 2 People Teknologies? As a committed, professional organisation, Water 2 People Teknologies values long-term relationships with its clients above short-term gains. The company invest fully in the “value addition” of its esteem clients with its expertise. Water 2 People draws its energy and creativity from working together. As an organisation, it fosters teamwork through its highly effective international practice structure, while retaining strong local capabilities in each of its activities the company carries out.

New launch The company has recently launched n Dewatering Systems (Belt Cress). Contact:

Sachin Angirish, Director


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Pumps & Valves

Grundfos India launches new Circulator Pump “MAGNA3 pumps are energy-optimised, flexible and have no maintenance requirements”


rundfos India has launched the MAGNA3 circulator pump. The new pumps are designed for circulating liquids in heating systems, domestic hot-water systems and air-conditioning and cooling systems. Designed for commercial hydronic applications, MAGNA3 is an energy‐ optimised, variable-speed wet rotor circulator that features a permanent magnet motor design. It cuts power consumption up to 85 per cent through its innovative AUTOADAPT function which automatically analyses the heating system, finds the optimum setting and then continuously adjust its operation to changes in demand. This also features an in-built energy or heat meter

that not only avoids the need for a separate energy meter but also monitors the system heat energy distribution and consumption. The result is optimum comfort and minimum energy consumption. MAGNA3 is also equipped with the new FLOWADAPT control mode that

reduces the need for pump throttling valves. In addition, MAGNA3 pumps are extremely flexible and reliable, and have low noise levels, long life and no maintenance requirements. They are fitted with radio communication (15 metres from line of sight) and can offer external control and monitoring via expansion modules. Furthermore, wireless connectivity enables handheld pump control and monitoring capabilities by Grundfos GO, a mobile toolbox available on Apple and Android devices. The MAGNA3 range of pumps can also be used for solar-heating systems. Another important feature of MAGNA3 is its GENIair connection (wireless) which helps control the pump/s (up to two pumps connected in parallel). n



Lubrizol globalising CPVC plumbing technology T

“Backed by robust research and development capabilities and the technical expertise of piping systems consultants, billions of feet of Lubrizol’s CPVC piping systems have been installed globally,” says Manoj Dhar, Head of TempRite Engineered Polymers, Lubrizol Advanced Materials India Pvt. Ltd.

he Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technologydriven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Headquartered in Wickliffe, Ohio, United States, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,500 employees worldwide. Among the technologies it produces and supplies, The Lubrizol Corporation is the innovator and world leader in chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resins and compounds. Its high performance and low-combustibility CPVC technology can be found in FlowGuard Gold® Pipes and Fittings, BlazeMaster® Fire Sprinkler Systems and Corzan® Industrial Systems designed for a variety of applications including plumbing, fire protection and industrial piping. Backed by robust research and development capabilities and the technical expertise of piping systems consultants, billions of feet of Lubrizol’s CPVC piping systems have been installed globally. Having expanded manifold in India in recent years with its advanced plumbing products and mechanism,

Lubrizol manufactures CPVC compound and sells it to its authorised licensee in India, which makes pipe and fittings that are used in the residential as well as industrial applications. Manoj Dhar talks on the company’s business activities in India and the challenges it faces.

Lubrizol has significant presence in more than 100 countries. How important is the Indian market? Lubrizol has three enduring strategies that have been the foundation for sustainable performance —organic growth, improving operational profitability and efficiencies, and strengthening of our portfolio through complementary acquisitions. Recognising the tremendous growth potential for CPVC resin and compounding products, Lubrizol is committed to supporting the Indian industry with the necessary technology and manufacturing enhancements.

How the Indian market has responded to your products? Lubrizol CPVC piping systems has created waves in the Indian plumbing market, be it residential or industrial by way of unique product offering commonly known as FlowGuard and Corzan. FlowGuard plumbing system is an ideal product for residential housing. Not only has the product helped, but also created a different set of customers who value quality and understand the problems of traditional plumbing. FlowGuard has turned out to be a real friend to plumbers. It comes with varied features and addresses all of our customers’ needs. Out vast clientele includes architect, builders, contractors, plumbers and other consumers.


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Lubrizol range of pipe and fittings

BlazeMaster fire sprinkler system is a versatile, specified non-metallic sprinkler system option. It also offers corrosion resistance (including resistance to Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion/MIC), superior hydraulics compared to CTS piping products used for plumbing applications, plus high heat tolerances and superior flame and smoke characteristics. Corzan Industrial Systems have turned out to be an elixir for industries like steel, paper and pulp, power, desalination and waste water management. Corzan and Corzan HP industrial piping systems are made from a non-corrosive, durable CPVC technology that makes them chemically inert to most mineral acids, bases and salts, as well as aliphatic hydrocarbons found in industrial applications, including metal finishing, chemical processing, water systems, wastewater treatment.

Are you planning to enhance your manufacturing capabilities in India? With an aim to increase our footprint In India, we are developing a new CPVC compounding plant and a warehouse. The total investment will be about $40 million. We’ll be setting up these plants either in Gujarat or Maharashtra. The CPVC compounding plant in India will be expanded during Phase II, to add extra capacity with an additional investment of $15 million.

What are the challenging Lubrizol faces in CPVC plumbing market in India? Poor infrastructure is blight on Indian economy. On top of it, real estate in India is not organised even though its size is $12bn and grows at 30 per cent per annum. Major challenges faced in plumbing market are slowdown in Indian economy, de-growth of foreign investment in real estate, weak position of Indian rupee against dollar, delay in environmental clearance of projects, hesitation by banks to focus more on home loans to real estate sector and increasing competition from conventional piping systems like GI, PVC, PPRC etc. Lastly, the mushrooming of generic CPVC piping players in the country also poses a challenge. n


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Cost Index CEMENT (Unit - 50 kgs; Price in `) Mumbai Delhi Chennai Pune Bangalore Hyderabad Kolkata ACC Ltd Grade 43 330 - - - 325 200 365 335 - - - - 205 Grade 53 PPC 330 320 - - - - Ambuja 200 Grade 43 - - - - - 205 - - - - - 248 Grade 53 PPC 330 325 - - - - Birla White G 53 860 710 - - - - 840 Orient Grade 43 - - - - - 200 - - - - - 205 Grade 53 PPC - - - - - - Mumbai: Neelkanth Ceramics (022-67384751), Bangalore: Vikas Enterprises (9980166585), Delhi: BCC Cements Pvt. Ltd. (011-6538808), Hyderabad: Patel & Co (9246292405), Kolkata: Chowdhury Cement and Traders (033-66347037)

STONE & TILES (Unit - 1 sq ft; Price in `) Granite Kota Marble

Mumbai Delhi Chennai Pune Bangalore Hyderabad Kolkata 150 45 85 - - 95 160 32 16 40 - - 35 42 45 19 45 - - 45 40

Mumbai: Stone Touch (8097000400), Delhi: Shri Mahashakti Marble (011-66724192) Chennai: Temple Stone (044-66425103), Hyderabad: Baba Stones and Tiles (9030656785), Kolkata: R.D Enterprises (033-66343789)

ELECTRICAL WIRES (Unit - 1 m; Price in `) 1.5 sq mm 2.5 sq mm 4 sq mm

Mumbai - - -

Delhi - - -

Chennai - - -

Pune Bangalore Hyderabad - 12.5 11.18 - 20 18.3 - 28 26.4

Kolkata -

Mumbai: Shiv Electric Store (022-61615113), Chennai: GB Electricals (044-66325141), Pune: Regal Electricals (9970001010), Bangalore: Logic Electricals (080-41223350), Hyderabad: RKS Electricals (040-66046190)

PAINTS Enamel (Unit - 4 litres; Price in `) Asian Paints Berger Paints Dulux Kansai Nerolac

Mumbai 940 900 - 980

Delhi - - - -

Chennai - - - -

Pune Bangalore Hyderabad 995 - 1000 950 1040 - 950 1040 - 990 - -

Kolkata -

Mumbai: Lalitkumar.F.Jain (022-49180975), Delhi: M.G.Paints Hardware & Sanitary (011-66722885), Chennai: Indo Burma Hardwares (044-66420396), Pune: Colourmen (9766566002), Bangalore: Sri Guru Krupa Traders (080-23213846), National Paint Mart (080-25580680), Hyderabad: Shankar hardware (040-23060726), Kolkata: Pasari Paints (033 - 66346004), Kwality Traders (033- 66037717)


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Cost Index WOOD (Unit - 1 cu ft; Price in `) Mumbai Delhi Chennai Pune Bangalore Hyderabad Kolkata Pine Wood 800 455 600 750 650 - 900 Sal Wood 800 1400 1500 950 1350 1200 1700 1200 2400 1600 1250 3800 1700 2400 Teak Wood Mumbai: Classic Ply N Wood Pvt Ltd. (022-67307452), Chennai: Ambika Wood Industries (9965566352), Pune: NVS Plywood Store (020-66239351), Bangalore: Laxmi Narayan Timber (7795126430), Hyderabad: Sri Pandu Rangaswamy Timber And Plywood 9830829060 Delhi: Himachal Wood Works Madaan Trading Company (9811563310)

PLYWOOD (Unit - 1 sq ft; Price in `) Mumbai Delhi Chennai Pune Bangalore Hyderabad Commercial 4mm 35 9 26 17 16 12 48 15 34 25 26 18 6mm 12mm 65 26 48 36 36 35 95 38 55 48 46 68 18mm Waterproof 4mm 45 13 34 26 28 30 58 21 40 38 38 42 6mm 12mm 75 36 58 58 68 59 105 44 75 84 88 88 18mm Mumbai: Burhani Plywood (022-61630135), Delhi: Shree Bankey Behari Timber & Plywood (9810395949), Bangalore: Duratec Plywoods (984503690), Hyderabad: Sri Shyam Plywood Agencies (040 66384128), Kolkata: August Ply (9830829060)

Kolkata 12 24 34 45 24 42 65 95

MDF (Unit - 1 sq ft; Price in `) Mumbai Delhi Chennai Pune Bangalore Hyderabad Kolkata 6mm 20 16.5 18 20 15 18 18 9mm 30 22 24 22 24 22 35 12mm 35 32 35 28 35 34 45 45 44 47 36 45 48 65 18mm Mumbai: Shree Ganesh Ply & Laminates (022 - 67384569), Delhi: Haryali Timber Trading Co. (011 - 66435170), Pune: Designer Elements (020-66829435), Bangalore: Arun Glass & Plywoods (080-66493905), Hyderabad: Sri Shyam Plywood Agencies (040-66384128/29), Kolkata: K G Patel & Co. (033- 22217090)

CLEAR GLASS (Unit - 1sq ft; Price in `) Mumbai Delhi Chennai Pune Bangalore Hyderabad Kolkata 4mm 40 32 34 34 35 35 34 50 40 45 42 45 48 45 5mm 6mm 60 50 54 54 54 58 54 Mumbai: Pyramid Glass India (9833515522), Delhi: Bawa Glass (011-23670431), Chennai: Glass World (044-24335677), Pune: Mahavir Designer Glass (020-66829989), Bangalore: Murthy Glass & Plywoods (080-66508121), Hyderabad: Vision Glass Kraft & Art Studio (9849254654), Kolkata: Glassic (9433736907) March 2014

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SPONSORS Aadhar Equipments Pvt. Ltd..............................................................................................19

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Raunaq Steels Trading Pvt. Ltd.��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37

AGC Scaffolding Pvt. Ltd. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23 RNP Scaffolding & Formwork Pvt. Ltd. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31 Aluforms ..............................................................................................................................29

Shriram Equipment Finance Co. Ltd. ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11

B R Kumar & Sons...............................................................................................................63

Siddhi Enterprises������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 71

Beardsell Ltd........................................................................................................................39

South India Marketing Associates ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19

Bolts & Nuts Company........................................................................................................73

Strongwire Industries�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 59

Bonfiglioli Transmissions (Pvt) Ltd.................................................................................IFC

Suraj Ltd. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 89

Case New Holland Construction Equipment (I) P. Ltd ....................................................15

Surie Polex������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 75

Chemtreat Well....................................................................................................................81

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DCS Techno Services Pvt Ltd .........................................................................................102

Tata BlueScope Steel Ltd. .����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35

DNS Automotive Pvt Ltd �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������IBC The Supreme Industries Ltd. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 85 Electrotherm (India) Ltd......................................................................................................33 Flyocrete Green Concrete LLP ..........................................................................................17 Graebert India Software Pvt Ltd. .......................................................................................51 Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd.......................................................................................................3 H & K Rolling Mill Engineers Pvt. Ltd. ................................................................................5 Hindalco Industries Ltd.........................................................................................................7 Innovative Coating Industries ...........................................................................................79

Translite Scaffolding Ltd. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 45 Vashi Electricals Pvt. Ltd. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 Walplast Products Pvt. Ltd.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 77 Water 2 People Teknologies��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 87 Welding Alloys South Asia Pvt. Ltd. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 53 Welding Technologies India��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 57 Weldwell Electrodes���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 55

Jayesh Group.......................................................................................................................61 Kemppi India Pvt. Ltd. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������BC Associate Flexiweld Pvt. Ltd.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 91 K M Crown Welding Consumables Pvt. Ltd. ....................................................................65

Bharat Road Development Combines Pvt. Ltd. ������������������������������������������������������������������� 95

L C P Building Products Pvt. Ltd. .....................................................................................43

Dolphin Enterprises���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 94

Landmark Crafts (P) Ltd. ....................................................................................................49

Ishram Properties�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 92

Layher Scaffolding Systems Pvt Ltd ................................................................................41

Lab Care Furniture������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 94

Magma Fincorp Ltd.............................................................................................................27

Mortek Machinery Pvt. Ltd. ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 91

Mahalaxmi Udyog................................................................................................................21

Nicomac Doors (P) Ltd. ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 91

MAINI Construction Equipments Pvt. Ltd. .......................................................................25

Perma Construction Aids Pvt. Ltd. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 93

Migatronic India Pvt. Ltd. ...................................................................................................69

Sai-Ansh Engineers Pvt. Ltd.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 92

POLYSOUDE INDIA..............................................................................................................67

Speedcrafts Ltd.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 90

Prince Pipes & Fittings Pvt. Ltd. .......................................................................................83

Vermani Enterprises���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 94


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