Jamshedpur Injection Powder (Jamipol), a joint venture company promoted by Tata Steel, SKW Stahl Metallurgie AG (Germany) and Tai Industries (Bhutan), is involved in the production and marketing of de-sulphurising compounds (DCs). Used in the external de-sulphurisation of hot metal, DCs are an essential raw material in the production of low-sulphur, high-quality steels that meet international standards.
The setting up of the Jamipol plant was a significant landmark in the Indian steel industry, making available a high-tech product essential to the steel-making process indigenously. Located in Jamshedpur, the plant was constructed at a cost of Rs 20 crore. It has a production capacity of 15,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of DC on a single-shift operation which can be increased to 40,000 tpa.
Under an exclusive licence and know-how agreement with SKW Stahl-Technik GmbH, Jamipol utilises state-of-art technology to produce DCs of the highest quality. The company is in the process of setting-up a second unit of similar capacity at Toranagallu in Karnataka, which is scheduled to commence operations in early 2006.
Areas of business
Jamipol manufactures carbide-based de-sulphurisation compounds (CADs) and supplies carbide and magnesium-based, and magnesium-based DCs. The products are tailor-made to its customers’ requirements with varying degrees of calcium carbide, lime, volatiles and slag conditioners. The chemical composition its products is precisely controlled through a specially developed recipe software, which makes necessary adjustments to compensate for the variations in the raw material chemistry.
Jamipol today caters to the entire domestic requirement of CADs, which includes supplies to Tata Steel, SAIL and Jindal Vijayanagar Steel. Besides the supply of DCs, Jamipol has also been providing application know-how and support service to its customers with assistance from its collaborator under the technology arrangement.
Jamipol has obtained ISO 9001-2000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.