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VBHC Vaibhava raises the bar high with its first project in Oragadam, Chennai

A professionally managed real estate company, Value & Budget Housing Corporation (VBHC) has launched VBHC Vaibhava, its first project in Chennai situated at Oragadam. It is well connected to the industrial hubs of Sriperambudur and Oragadam.

As the budget allocation for roads and highways stepped up; demand for construction equipment will certainly rise

Sumesh Sachar, CEO, KEF Infra believes that energy efficiency and lack of wastage in the manufacturing and build process contributes towards a better environment and reduction in pollution, as well.

India’s leading Manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction Equipment strengthens its presence in Madhya Pradesh

JCB India Limited and its dealer, Frontier Commercial Vehicles inaugurated its world class dealer facility in Jabalpur on 2nd June 2017. Spread over 37,536 sq.ft, this is the largest facility for Construction Equipment by Frontier Commercial Vehicle and will also be their new Head Office.
This facility has been set up with an aim to provide an unmatched experience to JCB customers for all their equipment related requirements including Sales, Service and JCB Genuine Parts.
“Frontier Commercial Vehicles has been an important partner for JCB India for over a decade now. It is a moment of great pride to inaugurate their new facility here in Jabalpur. This world class set-up exemplifies their commitment towards customers and all stakeholders.” said Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD & CEO, JCB India Ltd during the inauguration.  
“As JCB transforms into a full range Infrastructure Equipment Partner with its world class product solutions, this new facility will help us take the focus on larger Excavators, Wheeled Loaders and Compactors further. It will also help offer our customers a unique and unparalleled experience.” Mr. Sondhi added.
Apart from the Premier Line range of machines which include Tracked Excavators, Wheeled Loaders and Compactors, this 4-bay integrated workshop, built in10,500 sq.ft. area, will provide services for Backhoe Loaders, the Material Handling range – Telehandlers, Skid Steer Loaders and Super Loaders. It also has a state-of-the-art fully operational command centre for “Livelink”, a noteworthy advanced telematics technology introduced by JCB which enables customers in efficient fleet management.
Customers with Livelink enabled machines get SMS alerts on their mobile phones or smart devices regarding service, fuel alerts, operations and security of their machines by using the Geo Fencing and Time fencing features. All this information is available to the customer in real time basis. It gives inputs to the user on SOS, i.e Service, Operations and Security of their equipment. JCB Livelink strives to deliver constructive, real-time information to increase profits and improve productivity.
The new facility will cover 15 key districts of - Jabalpur, Seoni, Balaghat, Katni, Satna, Rewa, Damoh, Narsinghpur, Umaria, Dindori, Mandla, Shadol, Panna, Anuppur and Sihora.
The infrastructure of the dealership has been made as per the JCB corporate identity guidelines and is equipped with JCB standardised systems and processes.

The waterproofing industry is growing at the rate of 20 per cent, and the fresh demand is being generated by emerging countries such as India and China. Praveen Sharma, DGM, STP Limited tells us about the emergence of new market applications

What changes has the waterproofing industry been witnessing for the past few years?

As India is emerging as a leading manufacturing centre for many MNCs, the sector is growing rapidly fast, and the demand growth is also increasing through new technologies for the construction industry. Government guidelines are very helpful for the organized - waterproofing sector to promote more eco-friendly products for current industry. By the emergence of new market applications that result from changing substrates and evolving assembly processes. A significant portion of new demand is being generated by emerging economies such as India and China. The market for water proofing chemicals is growing at the rate of 20 per cent, with significant variations between the regions. Historically, the industry was dominated by a few industrialized countries. Now, a significant portion of new demand is being generated by emerging economies such as India and China. Market fragmentation continues as new demand is generated from a supply and demand standpoint. As India is emerging as a leading manufacturing centre for a number of multinationals, the sector is growing fast, and the demand growth is also supported by the emergence of new market applications that result from changing substrates and evolving assembly processes. On the supply side, despite ongoing industry consolidation and M&A activities at the level of the multinational companies, new small- and medium sized companies are beginning to serve targeted market niches or specialize in a specific state-of-the-art technology.

Many a times, we come across the dilemma whether damp proofing to be adopted or waterproofing materials to be used or both to be implemented. Can you explain these two technologies?
This waterproofing industry has many kinds of system to waterproof a building like bituminous products like Membranes, Adhesives, Putties, Sealants & primers which all are waterproofing products where we can also apply some chemical coating for waterproofing. Damp proofing & waterproofing are quite similar Applications but waterproofing industry have huge deft. Here we talk about the whole system like tar felting, bituminous membranes, coal tar products, damp proofing, coatings, sealants, anticorrosive and many more for all kinds of industrial & residential projects.

What is the role of knowledge and technology management in this industry?
Today, the all emerging manufacturers are using advanced technology as example the waterproofing system recommended is cementitious acrylic polymer-based flexible membrane water-proofing system. ACI Committee 515 defines waterproofing as a treatment of a surface or structure to prevent the passage of water under hydrostatic pressure. Membrane waterproofing consists of surrounding the entire structure with a continuous barrier. This is the best system available right now. This becomes part and parcel with the structure and is monolithic, without any joints. This has generally the same properties as the concrete on which it is applied. Further, the system claims to have chloride resistance, sulphate on resistance, good carbon-dioxide diffusion resistance coupled with waterproofing qualities and acts as a protective coating against concrete and rebar deterioration.

What are your offerings for the infrastructure sector?
STP is primarily known for waterproofing / damp proofing. STP has the widest range of Waterproofing membranes including hessian / HMHDPE based membrane, APP based membrane, self adhesive membrane and new generation membranes - EPDM / TPO. Besides, STP provides Chemical based waterproofing products. STP boasts of one stop solution of all waterproofing and damp proofing requirement. STP caters to Corrosion Protection of pipe lines, MS structures and Cementations surfaces.
STP supplies Coal Tar Enamel based system, Coal Tar Tapes and Bitumen Tapes along with relevant primers for pipeline protection. In addition, STP supplies Specialty Coatings / Bituminous products like Zinc Primer, Zinc Rich Primer, Zinc Chromate Primer, Novolac Primer for MS structures. STP’s Road Surfacing Division supplies Polymer Modified Bitumen, Polymer Modified Bitumen Emulsion and other Bitumen Emulsion, Thermoplastic Road Marking Paints. The division also supplies water based marking paints for airport runways. At STP, we strongly believe in the constant pursuit of excellence in technology through extensive R&D, which has been the primary driver to our achieving market leadership in most of the product segments that we are in.

New Products:
1. ShaliUrethane CT
Two Component Coal Tar Pitch Based Polyurethane Anti-Corrosive Coating
Description: ShaliUrethane CT is a two component polyurethane system with special coal tar pitch as one of the Ingredient. It is used as an anticorrosive coating for steel pipelines, structures and other steel and concrete surfaces where salt corrosion is severe.

2. ShaliMagic
Single Component, deep protection silicification for waterproofing, solvent free system 
Description: Shalimagic is a liquid combination made of water repelling silicic acid. Hydrophobizing capillary narrowing, deep protection for waterproofing damp masonry work, protects against capillary rising, diffusion open barrier zone against the effect of moisture from behind.

3. ShaliUrethane FG
Aromatic PolyUrethane Waterproofing Membrane Coating 
Description: ShaliUrethane FG is single component moisture cured elastomeric liquid applied waterproofing membrane coating. It forms a seamless waterproofing membrane upon contact with atmospheric moisture. Many new products are under development stage. We will launch all these products within a month.

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