Bhubaneswar, September 14 (LocalWire): The sintered fly ash coarse aggregate developed by Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Ltd. has become the first in India to comply with ISI quality standards and has received a license by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
Commenting on the feat, Mr. Subhrakant Panda, Managing Director said, “We are delighted that our work on the productive use of fly ash by converting it to lightweight aggregate has been recognized with BIS certification.
This reiterates our commitment to producing an eco-friendly substitute for natural stone chips used in construction and value proposition from waste material.”
In its efforts on the efficient utilization of resources and environment-friendly operations, IMFA had earlier built a zero effluent water discharge system and automated plants to manufacture 100,000 bricks per day from fly ash and slag.
Fly Ash Aggregate is a substitute for natural coarse aggregate (stone chips) in concrete.
This provides the additional advantage of lower dead weight in civil constructions.