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Tata Chemicals launches a high performance Cement in Gujarat – Tata Shudh 53 Grade O.P.C

TATA Shudh 53 Grade O.P.C. (Ordinary Portland Cement) with superior comprehensive strength is ideal for General structural works like Residential Buildings, Malls and other infrastructural works.

Ahmedabad, May 28, 2019: Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), a world-class manufacturer of basic chemistry products (Soda Ash, Sodium Bicarbonate) and a leader in India through its Consumer and Specialty Chemicals, today launched high performance, O.P.C. 53 grade- Tata Shudh Cement in the state of Gujarat. Tata Shudh O.P.C 53 Grade far exceeds the quality norms and specification prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and is produced at its state-of-the-art plant in Mithapur. It will be available through a well-knit distribution network across the state of Gujarat in Ahmedabad, Kutch, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Jamnagar, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Porbandar and Junagarh.

The newly launched O.P.C. 53 Grade has consistent compressive strength. Its optimum particle size distribution and high ?neness enhances workability with proper water-cement ratio ensuring dense and durable concrete. This high-grade cement will speed up the construction activities saving time and overheads, resulting in savings for users.

Features of O.P.C 53 Grade:

  • Highest grade of cement mentioned in BIS
  • Faster deshuttering, saves time and cost
  • Gives more flexibility to architects and engineers to design sleeker and economical sections

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Shohab Rais, Chief Operating Officer, Chemical Business, Tata Chemicals Ltd. said, “The genesis of Tata Chemicals cement business is from the sustainability and environment activity in Mithapur. The cement products are made in a modern plant with state-of-the-art technology, which includes quality control at every stage of the production process with an x-ray analyser. This ensures consistent high quality in the manufacturing process and makes Tata Shudh cement a preferred brand of many in the cement market of Gujarat. The new O.P.C. 53 Grade has the advantage of superior one day strength and is ideal for all General structural works like Residential Buildings, Malls and other infrastructural works.”

The cement manufacturing unit of Tata Chemicals, Mithapur, is a part of its Main Soda Ash Plant at Mithapur. It was established in 1993 and deploys modern dry process technology. The Limestone used is the same limestone procured for its Soda Ash unit, which is of exceptional grade having 93 - 98 % purity against the required 70 - 75 % for cement plants. Also, the Gypsum used is of very high-grade. As per the production data obtained from the official site of the Economic Advisor, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Cement industry has shown a CAGR of over 5% in the year 2018-19 from 2014-15 (Apr-Nov). India is the second largest cement producing country after China having an installed cement capacity of approximately 500 million tonnes according to Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) India. As per India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the cement industry is expected to reach 550-600 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) by the year 2025 due to the increasing demand in various sectors such as housing, commercial construction and industrial construction.

About Tata Chemicals Ltd:
Tata Chemicals Limited, is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on Basic Chemistry Products, Consumer and Specialty products. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business. Through its Consumer products portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodised salt segment. Extending its portfolio from salt to other food essentials, TCL unveiled India’s first national brand of pulses, followed by a range of spices and nutrimixes. Tata Chemicals has been rated as one of the top 10% in Business and Consumer brands across all industry and consumer brand categories in India by Superbrands™.

The company’s Basic Chemistry product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of g lass, detergents and other industrial products. Tata Chemicals currently is the world’s third largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. With its Farming Essentials portfolio the company through its subsidiary Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business. The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of food sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

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