Bhubaneswar: Aluminium major Nalco said Thursday it has added a new downstream product ‘Aluminium Alloy 1200 (AA 1200)’ to its product range, in a boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
‘AA 1200’ unveiled by the Navaratna PSU has wide application in manufacturing of LED lamp cap, Nalco said in a statement here.
“At Nalco, we continue to diversify and focus on expanding our markets with new product launches. In a competitive environment, this new product ‘AA 1200’ will help develop new markets and increase the company’s profitability,” Nalco’s CMD Tapan Kumar Chand said.
Tapan Kumar Chand further informed that the smelter team of Nalcoat Angul has worked hard to introduce a quality product that will add to the company’s growing stature in the national and global market.
Commercial production of this futuristic alloy started August, 2019 at the smelter plant. This alloy is similar to alloy ‘AA 1100’. Commercial aluminum ‘AA 1200’ has high corrosion resistance and boasts of high thermal conductivity and reflectivity, the Nalco release informed.
The alloy has a 99 per cent minimum requirement for aluminium content and yet, is still classed as non-heat treatable commercially pure aluminium. With the commercial production of alloy ‘AA 1200’, there will be substantial saving on usage of copper, which is expensive, the statement added.
Nalco has already developed the market for this alloy and will be branding this product soon. The first consignment of the new product was flagged off at the Rolling Plant in smelter, Angul, September 24, the release further said.
PNN & Agencies