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Firm makes space alloy

Published by MAC on 2006-05-30

Firm makes space alloy

The Telegraph (Calcutta)

30th May 2006

Raipur - Korba-based Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) has successfully produced a high grade of mixed metal, AA 7075, used in the defence and space technology equipment. The aluminium major - now owned by the London-based Vedanta group - has become the only producer of the AA 7075 grade alloy in the country.

"It was a big breakthrough for the company as other major national aluminium producers (including Hindalco) have failed to produce the alloy despite trying a number of times," said the company's chief of corporate communication, Deepak Pachpore.

The trial for producing the high-grade alloy was conducted on the demand of the Indian Space Research Organisation. Company officials said the AA 7075 grade of the alloy is in high demand across the world.

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