Bhubaneswar, 14th September, 2020: Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) receives BIS certification for its Sintered Fly Ash Coarse Aggregate. The fly ash aggregate by IMFA is the first and the only in India to comply with the ISI quality standards. The licence is granted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
The national standards body of India granted to use the ISI Standard Mark “IS 9142 (Pt-2): 2018” for specified size of Sintered Fly Ash Coarse Aggregate falling under the product category of Artificial Light Weight Aggregate for Concrete.
Commenting on the feat, Mr Subhrakant Panda, Managing Director said, “We are delighted that our pioneering work for productive use of fly ash by way of converting to lightweight aggregate is recognised with BIS certification. This reiterates our commitment to produce an eco-friendly substitute for natural stone chips used in construction and value proposition from waste material.”
Notably, the LDA (Low Density Aggregate) plant is envisioned for gainful utilisation of fly ash generated from our captive power plants for making Fly Ash Aggregate.
IMFA’s focus is on efficient utilization of resources and environment friendly operations. We have built zero effluent water discharge system and automated plants to manufacture 100,000 bricks per day from fly ash and slag.
Fly Ash Aggregate is unique with more than 90% fly ash in its composition, the highest in any fly ash based product. This is a substitute of natural coarse aggregate (stone chips) in concrete. This provides additional advantage of lower dead weight in civil constructions.