Tata Steel has launched two new products, Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman, India’s first branded LD slag products for applications in road, fly ash brick and clinker making.
The addition of these two branded products in Tata Steel’s portfolio will be significant for the company and the industry at large, since it marks the first foray by any domestic steel major in branding processed steel slag. The two new brands were unveiled by Anand Sen, President TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel, at the IBMD’s (Industrial By-Products Management Division) Customer Meet held in Kolkata on Tuesday.
The IBMD division caters to a wide range of Industrial By-Products produced by Tata Steel that serve as key raw materials for various industries. The company also has pioneered value creation out of by-products as part of its quest to contribute to a sustainable ecosystem. The launch of the two new brands Tata Aggreto (branded LD Slag for usage as road aggregates) and Tata Nirman (branded LD Slag for use in fly ash brick and clinker making) is part of that journey, an official statement said.
Speaking on the launch of the brands, T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel, said: “We at Tata Steel are extremely happy to have launched Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman, which are designed to create value for customers, end users and Tata Steel.” He added that, “Tata Steel has always believed in sustainable growth and we are on a journey to reduce the carbon footprint. The launch of Tata Aggreto and Tata Nirman will help us progress further in this journey.”
Tata Aggreto is produced out of 0-65 mm processed LD slag with four different size ranges for convenience in design mix. Owing to its size and texture, it is suitable for use in bituminous and concrete road construction. Tata Nirman, produced from 0-6mm LD Slag, can be used as a replacement of sand and lime in fly ash bricks, whereas it can partially replace lime in clinker making.