R.V. Panchal, CMD & Soham Panchal, Director Operations - Neptune Industries
The Indian construction industry is booming with real estate and infrastructure developments. Businesses are transforming from small and medium-scale plants to bigger plants with larger production capacities. However, the construction industry needs to reduce its carbon emission and manage waste more effectively to truly contribute to the country’s economic development. Here, by following circular principles, the industry can manage waste and put it to productive use (as in construction of roads etc), create employment opportunities, and ultimately make a positive impact on our economic growth.
Processing industrial wasteIn this year, we have signed a contract to commission a plant near Bellary to produce one lakh bricks per month from Iron ore tailing (IOT) / steel slag sourced from a steel plant. The brick making plant will do crushing, mixing, pressing with a High-Density Press (HDP), and curing.
We also see emerging requirements for processing waste materials for reuse in the construction industry. Our plants will process steel slag (iron ore tailings), mining overburden, and river dredged materials. We are already making fly ash bricks, concrete blocks pavers and tiles, aerated autoclave blocks, lightweight aggregates, mortars, binders, dry mix mortars, adhesive grouts, and green sand. We are also considering the possibility of using Iron ore tailings for making anti-skid, chequered tiles, and brick blocks.
Processing C&D wasteAs part of its business expansion, Neptune is looking for plants for processing construction and demolition waste, (already installed at Delhi (NCR) which could be a ready source of raw material. The C&D waste from the widespread urban redevelopments across the country can find ready use in infrastructure projects of all kinds.
InnovationsWe are a leader in fly ash brick plants, concrete block and paver manufacturing plants, CSE brick plants, red clay brick making machines, and dry mix mortar plants. Our Mega Series plants can produce from 50,000 to 40,00,000 bricks per day (1000 tons / day). We have developed advanced technologies and processes for fly ash unitization, artificial sand, green sand and artificial aggregates making plants through technical collaboration with our partner.
Our R&D team is continually working towards finding better and greener product. We are executing one of the biggest projects with NTPC for making aggregates from fly ash. We have also developed a plant for converting fly ash to sand.