The Tufflex screens are going to be the next gen screens replacing the traditional wire meshes over the next few years. The screens are similar to wire meshes but with a special PU coat to enhance the screen life and at the same time without compromising on the open area for screening. At present these meshes are imported and are only used by couple of customers in India. But going forward these meshes are going to be in huge demand in Indian market.
The Rubber & PU meshes, when compared to the wire mesh, have a better wear life, less dust generation, less sound pollution, and is more durable. The only drawback is the reduction in open area for screening. Non-metallic and metallic have their own place and importance and customers are guided to install the right combination of the meshes to bring value to their plant. The top deck can be non-metallic, the second one metallic, and the third can be anti-clogging screen; this can be decided with the help of the company’s expert technical team.
“Earlier, this technology was used to avoid clogging due to humid weather in the monsoons but since the last 3-4 years, 95% customers are using the screens throughout the year due to the accuracy it provides,” avers Vasim Pradhan, Head Sales India & International Business, Ashar Locker (India).
Our customers expect premium quality products from us. We are the only company in India to use high grade steel of Tata. Unlike other companies that provide only the screening media, we provide complete screening media solutions. Our team studies the flow sheet and plant requirement of customer and accordingly designs a solution to ensure efficiency of their plant and help reduce the cost/ton.
We invest a lot in R&D – the reason why we keep coming up with new products. We were the first to develop the anti-clogging screen. Our knowledge base comes from Australia, which has been in this segment for more than 40 years.
Ashar Locker is serving more than 1000 clients, including corporates and PSUs through its manufacturing unit in Bhiwandi near Mumbai. It is also providing global support to OEM’s, and has a big supply chain in the Middle East. The company is present in Southeast Asia, and is a market leader in Australia and New Zealand.
Expressing his concern over rising steel prices, Pradhan says, “The price of steel has gone up by 50-70% during the last one year. India manufactures steel from its own iron ores and is not dependent on other countries for steel manufacturing. Still the steel companies have increased their prices citing global wars and disruptions. The government must step up and set up a body to regulate commodity prices to control inflation and protect the interest of Indian manufacturers.