Rio Tinto plans new metal powder annealing plant in India

July 24, 2013

According to a report published on India’s dna website, Rio Tinto has announced plans to set up a new metal powder annealing plant at Bharuch, India.

A Rio Tinto official told the daily broadsheet “The project covers an option to build a metal powder annealing plant. A modest investment and the time frame is still uncertain.”

“Global demand for metal powders is driven mainly by the automotive sector, where manufacturers are increasing their intensity of use to lower automobile weight and increase fuel efficiency. Metal powders are also used in the fabrication of home appliance and power tool components, and as food supplements,” the company added.

The report stated that it is likely that the proposed plant in Bharuch would be supplied with raw atomised powder from Rio Tinto’s metal powder plant in Tracy, Canada.

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