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Radisson® Hotel, Mumbai Andheri MIDC




Thursday, 19th September, 2019




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“The requirement of the copper industry should be to produce quality products consistently with improved yield and better process economics” said Mr. U. K. Jatia, Managing Director, Indoswe Engineers Pvt. Ltd. while delivering his address in the Opening Session of the Seminar on “Latest Developments in Melting & Casting of Copper & Copper Alloys” organized by Indian Copper Development Centre in Mumbai on 19th September, 2019. He also added that “Melting and casting is the most important starting point and without a good starting material, further downstream operations become difficult to produce acceptable products”.


Dr. MahiSahoo, President, Suraja Consulting, Inc., Canada, also addressed the participants during the Opening Session. He spoke about the importance of the seminar and emphasized on the need of energy savings, defect analysis and training & education in a foundry. Prior to this Dr. D. De Sarkar, CEO, Indian Copper Development Centre, welcomed the participants and the session concluded with the Vote of Thanks proposed by Mr. I. Mukherjee, Metallurgist, Indian Copper Development Centre.










During the two Technical Sessions, the following presentations were made :

·         “Developments in Induction Melting of Copper and Copper Alloys”

by B. G. Shah & J. D. Kumbhani, Pioneer Furnaces Pvt. Ltd., VithalUdyognagar, Gujarat


·         “Inductotherm Channel Furnace”

by Prakash Chaubal & Ajit Chaturvedi, Inductotherm (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


·          “Melt Treatment, Grain Refinement and Lead-Free Copper Alloys”

by Dr. MahiSahoo, Suraja Consulting, Inc., Canada


·          “Ensuring Quality in Copper Castings – an End-to-End View”

by P. D. Pant, Metal Power Analytical (I) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


·          “Low Pressure Casting for Copper Alloys”

by Tiziano Peluffo, iMR E&T S.r.l., Italy


·          “Refractories for Copper Applications”

by Sujit Kar, Calderys India Refractories Ltd., Kolkata


·          “Horizontal Batch Caster”

by Chinmay Yagnik, Magnalenz, Ahmedabad


·          “Internal Ceramic Coatings for Enhancement of Crucible Performance for Non-Ferrous Casting Applications”

by by Dieter Heumannskaemper, Morgan Molten Metal Systems GmbH, Germany and Ramdas Chitalkar & Nikhil Patil, Morganite Crucible India Ltd., Aurangabad


·          “Fluxing of Copper Alloys”

by Shrikant Bhat, Foseco India Limited, Pune


·          “Vertical Water Cooled Mould for Casting of Ingots and Billets of Copper and Copper Alloys”

by Hardeep Singh, Jagtar Singh & Sons Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi


The two technical sessions were chaired by Dr. D. De Sarkar and Mr. B. G. Shah, Vice President- Technical, Pioneer Furnaces Pvt. Ltd. Each technical session was followed by very lively discussions when the authors answered the various queries raised by the audience.

About 60 participants attended the seminar. They included producers of primary copper and copper based products, as also manufacturers of melting furnace, refractories, crucibles, moulds, spectrometers, die casting & continuous casting machines, consultants, etc.