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Use of construction chemicals in infrastructure

Use of construction chemicals in infrastructure

Sukanta Mallik writes on why construction chemicals have became an indispensable ingredient for infrastructure industry. In the middle of 19th century, after commercial production of ordinary Portland cement, the construction industry witnessed huge changes and got widespread acceptance as a prime building material. Initially, it was used as a mortar for joining building blocks. However,

‘Right now the main demand driver is infrastructure’

CHRYSO India (formerly known as SWC) established in 1930 has been one of the pioneers across construction chemicals in India, with a wide range of proven and time tested products. CHRYSO India has four units in India producing for its three verticals – Concrete Business Unit, Construction System Business Unit & Cement Grinding Aid Business

Roof waterproofing: A critical challenge for high-rise buildings

Sanjay Bahadur explains that high-rise buildings have suffered continuous assaults with consequential interior damage due to the intrusion of wind and water therefore waterproofing of roofs is a critical challenge and the methodology varies from case to case basis. High-rise building or Skyscrapers have always been an attraction especially for a city like Mumbai buzzing

Industrial coatings market: Recent trends & future growth

S. Ravichandran feels that the main future demand drivers shall be quality as many industries have started calling for products that are expected to last longer for extending protection to infrastructure while maintaining the colour and gloss retention property.  When one talks about the coatings market for industries, it is of paramount importance to study

Japan to exhibit know-how at India Chem 2014

(Photo Caption: The earlier editions of India Chem were a huge success. It is felt that the forthcoming edition India Chem 2014 will replicate the success of earlier editions.) India Chem 2014, the largest event of Chemicals and Petrochemical Industry in India, in its 8th edition will present some of the most well known Japanese

An Outlook on Indian Construction Equipment Industry

A.M.Muralidharan writes about the challenges facing the Indian construction equipment industry and initiatives needed at this juncture to improve the situation while trying to gauge the future scenario. The construction equipment industry is going to see a change in the coming years due to modifications in the infrastructure, construction and mining sectors in India. India’s

Construction Chemical Industry: Stratagem of higher end product replacement

Construction Chemical Industry is growing at a steady rate of 17 per cent and is likely to increase its numbers, if awareness and benefits of usage of these products are portrayed to the end-users, says V.Raghunathan, Vice President, Technologies – Cerachem Pvt Limited.   Construction Chemicals or so called “sunrise industry” is growing at a