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Diversifying from a Strong Base

Diversifying from a Strong Base Hansavivek CARBORUNDUM UNIVERSAL is going ahead with its programme of expansion and diversification. Construction of buildings and installation of machinery for the plant to manufacture electrocast refractories have been almost completed and trial production is expected to take place shortly. The management hopes that the product would be put on the market by the end of March 1977. This plant is the first of its kind in India. Electrocast refractories are fused crystalline-materials that resist severe corrosion at high temperature. The abrasion and erosion resistance, high purity and chemical inertness are the other key properties which complement their extraordinary corrosion resistance. They are prefer' red to bonded refactories such as silli- rnanite, mullite, etc, for applications requiring corrosion resistance. These refractories find increasing usage in glass, The Week's Companies steel and chemical industries for lining furnace. The company has also been permitted to shift a part of its capacity to manufacture synthetic aluminium oxide grains from Edapally to Palghat. The letter of intent' for expanding the installed capacity of super refractories from 762 tonnes to 3,262 tonnes per annum has been converted into an industrial licence.

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