An Integrated Stainless Steel Expo held in India

An integrated stainless steel expo 'INDINOX 2015' was held on January 24-27 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India. This B2B expo had more than 1,000 stalls, which included more than 50 international exhibitors including producers and suppliers of raw materials, household steel, hardware, allied products and machinery. Organized by Indian Stainless Steel Development Organisation (ISDO) the expo attracted more than 50,000 visitors from all over the country. The other attraction at the expo was the display of various artistic usages of stainless steel.

The chief minister of the state of Gujarat Mrs. Anandiben Patel inaugurated the exhibition. Union Minister for steel and mines, Government of India, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar was also present on the occasion as chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, The Minster of Steel and Mines said the policies of his government and the vision of the Prime Minister of India under ‘Make in India’ campaign will encourage the growth of stainless steel industry in the country. He further stated that mining is very essential for increasing the production of the steel. The country has the capacity to produce 101 million tonnes of steel however presently we are producing only 81 million tonnes. Similarly, production of stainless steel is just 3 million against the capacity of 5.3 million. To increase the production, it is very essential to amend few laws and government’s policy, he said and then assuring the industrialists, he further added that soon the necessary measures would be taken in this direction.

In the same exhibition, SMR Events with Metal Bulletin Events organized an international conference on 25-26th January covering various topics related to stainless steel production, raw materials, fabrication, technological advancements in stainless steel making, marketing, etc.

ISSDA (Indian Stainless Steel Development Association), which is the apex body and the technical & market promotion arm of the Indian stainless steel industry in India, was the knowledge partner of this exhibition. A Knowledge pavilion was set up at the exhibition to educate visitors on various aspects of stainless steel properties and its usage pavilion.

  

Published 27/02/2015 08:32:31 Last Modified 27/02/2015 08:35:05

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