Sree Jayajothi Cements Ltd., of Chennai has developed ‘Corrosino', an anti-corrosive cement, which it would shortly introduce into the market, particularly in coastal areas Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and other states.

Informing this to reporters here on Thursday, General Manager (Marketing) of the company G. Ganesh Kumar said the company was producing 3.2 million tonnes of cement a year and the plant was located at Yanakandla village in Banaganapalle mandal of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh.

It was producing slag cement as well as blended cements.

The company has on-line analysers on the production line with auto-correction facility at different stages to produce quality cement, he said. The structures in coastal areas were affected by corrosion reducing their life drastically.

"Corrosion-resistant steel is being produced in some steel plants. But we felt the need for developing anti-corrosive cement as well to enhance the life and quality of structures. We have employed monomolecular layer technology in producing the special cement. It forms a nano passive layer over the steel surface very quickly before the other elements that come into contact with steel could reach the surface. It will deflect chlorides and water molecules causing corrosion," he said.

Mr. Ganesh Kumar said all facilities were ready at the plant for production of the special blended cement. He said some samples had been produced and sent to users. They would first inform the users of the product and release it into the market, he said. Vice-President (commercial) of the company R. Balakrishnan said a technical seminar and demonstration of the eco-friendly product would be held at Grand Bay hotel on Friday at 6 p.m. in which former director of Kalpakkam Atomic Power Station ‘Padmasri' Myneni Hariprasada Rao, experts Kamat and P.S. Rao, besides the managing director of the company T.R. Kannan would speak.

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