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Tata Steel has set the tone for consistency in purpose - of serving common good - by focusing on new developments and improvements in three core areas - Cost, Environment and Safety. Towards this goal, Tata Steel continuously supports its customers in proper usage & disposal of finished goods. Few of the recent initiatives are listed below:

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Galvano (Zero Spangled Galvanized) Products:

Galvanized Plain (GP) steel Towards its product responsibility, Tata Steel has developed zero spangled galvanized products (Galvano).  Lead-Free coating chemistry makes this product Eco-Friendly whereby additional Lead is not added to the coating bath. The use of superior high-grade zinc ensures less than 5 ppm Lead which comes along with zinc by default. Also, Trivalent Chrome passivation is possible on customer demand.

LCWR:

The improved product has helped the Low Carbon Wire Rod customers of Tata Steel to shift from the “Acid Pickling" process before wire drawing to only "Mechanical De-scaling". By using this improved product, customer saves ~ Rs800/ t.

ReadyBuild Brand for Cut & Bend rebar (CAB) products:

After studying the best practices of leading rebar suppliers like Gerdau, America and at Natsteel – Singapore, Tata Steel started Cut & Bend rebar products services.  To its retail consumers, the Company offers ready to use Cut-And-Bend rebars to eliminate difficult and labour intensive task at site. This initiative helps reducing of GHG emission due to reduction in scrap. There being substantial potential in CAB products, there are plans to further increase this initiative.

Fe500/Fe550D:

The consumption of Fe 500 is 15% lower than Fe 415 rebar, resulting in reduction of overall steel consumption in the infrastructure sector. Furthermore the use of Fe 500 as compared to Fe 415 effectively reduces GHG and conserves natural resources.

Fe600:

Marketing of 40mm Rebar, Fe600 rebar has resulted in reduction in specific steel usage compared to 32mm rebar & Fe415 / 500 grades of rebar. This also leads to less GHG emission.

Super Ductile Rebars:

Tata TisconThese are manufactured by Tata Steel for use in earthquake prone areas. These rebars, the only kind that Tata Steel consciously markets and sells in areas such as the Uttarakhand, North-East, North Bengal and Gujarat, ensure greater longevity for a structure in the event of an earthquake. Super ductile – earthquake resistant rebars allow people within buildings to flee to safety even during a major earthquake. New Corrosion Resistant Steel (CRS) rebar developed by the Company have higher corrosion resistance quality.

High Strength C-Mn 440 Steel:

Developments in the automobile sector, a focus area for Tata Steel, are driven by fuel efficiency, eco-friendliness, safety and cost is determined by the mileage and kerb weight of the automobile.  Tata Steel has developed High strength C-MN 440 steel grade. Development of this product has helped in light-weighting of cars, leading to low carbon usage in lifetime of vehicle and also increasing the fuel efficiency to a great extent. This also helps in localisation of the grade for the Automotive OEMs.

VAVE (Value Analysis / Value Engineering) Programme:

Tata Steel offers VAVE initiative to select automotive customers. Based on its expertise on automotive steels, Tata Steel (R&D, Technology Group, Operation Managers and Sales Manager) works with Customer teams to generate ideas on steel usage in a vehicle with an aim to reduce cost and weight of the vehicle. The ideas are categorised into grade optimisation, thickness optimisation, integration and deletion of parts. Support is also provided to customers for implementation of the ideas. These ideas not only reduce cost but also reduce GHG emissions through the life cycle of the vehicle.

Nest-in housing solution:

Nest-In (Tata Shaktee)The house is designed with an optimum combination of steel & non-steel material which gives the house an elegant and attractive look and it can be built within just 9 days including its foundation. It is made of cold rolled high strength steel sections. The frames are joined by using patented 'Dipple Klick' technology.  The roof is made of Tata Shaktee roofing sheets while the Wall Panels are of cement bonded particle board on the internal & external side with high density insulation wool in between for insulation against heat & cold resulting in comfortable living. The light structured construction method makes it relatively safer against seismic forces compared to other conventional houses. The speed of construction also helps individual house builders as well as Government bodies to complete their various housing projects in time e.g. in the disaster afflicted areas of Uttarakhand (flash flood) and Odisha (cyclone hit).

It is an excellent building solution which does not pollute the environment like cement & brick in the conventional RCC. It does not need any welding, cranes or usage of water, making the construction pollution free & environment friendly.

Nest-In Bio-toilet:

The Nest-In Bio-toilet is an integrated solution, commercialised in FY 13, made up of a Bio-toilet system and Nest-In super structure. It can be installed at any place as it does not require a sewage-line connection for disposal of waste from toilets. It consumes around 300 Kg of steel and can be installed in 4 days’ time. The bio-toilet system is developed under license from DRDO. The Bio digester disposes human waste in 100% eco-friendly manner and generates colour less, odourless water and inflammable gas.

Rain Water Harvesting System (RWHS):

Rain water harvesting system with zero discharge facility has successfully been installed at the Faridabad stockyard. Further this is also being planned at Chennai, Kanpur and Ludhiana stockyards. At the same time, by using transparent sheet in the roof, Faridabad stockyard has reduced the electricity consumption by 80%. Similar plans are also there for Chennai and Kanpur stockyards. Fly ash bricks were used instead of fire clay bricks for new constructions at the stockyards as the former are environment friendly.

Replacing wood as packaging Materials:

Tata Steel has completely replaced wood by recyclable and reusable EPS saddles for stuffing export containers. This is the first time an Indian steelmaker has used recyclable material for stuffing containers. This move resulted in savings of 50 m (linea) of timber per container. It has also increased the efficiency by increasing the container floor area, allowing for significant savings in freight costs. In the domestic front, supply is being made in metallic crate thereby replacing wooden crates. More than 50% wooden crates have been replaced with metallic ones and efforts are being taken to convince the small customers to further replace wooden crates.