Hindalco's copper division, with its integrated facility at Dahej in the Bharuch district of Gujarat, enjoys a leadership position in India. The unit has the unique distinction of being the largest copper smelter in the world at a single location with a 500,000 tpa capacity with multiple world class technologies. The facilities comprise copper smelters, captive power plants, utilities and a captive jetty. The company's copper product range includes copper cathodes and continuous cast copper rods. Birla Copper also produces precious metals, sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid, di-ammonium phospate (DAP) and other phosphoric fertilisers, and phospho gypsum.
cast copper rods | Precious
Hindalco's copper cathodes branded as Birla
Copper and Birla Copper II are known for high
purity and consistent quality. These are largely
used in the manufacture of continuous copper
rods for the wire, cable and transformer industries,
and copper tubes for consumer durable goods,
such as air conditioning and refrigeration,
as also other applications in the form of alloys
and sheets. Copper alloys such as brass, bronze,
cupro-nickel, etc., find application in diverse
areas such as defence, mint, construction and
the electrical industry.
The Birla Copper laboratory has been accredited
by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing
and Calibration Laboratories) in accordance
with the standard ISO/IEC 17025:1999.
Birla Copper Cathodes are square shaped,
with 99.99 per cent copper purity levels,
produced using the Mount ISA electro-refining
process. They meet the international quality
standards BS 6017 1981 (1989) and u-Cath-1
/ ASTM B-115 (1999) and are registered as
LME A Grade. They are high grade and boast
the lowest levels of various group and individual
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Logistics and transportation
Birla Copper cathodes are delivered by road
to the company's port storage and handling
facilities for sale in markets abroad. A contracted
fleet of trucks carrying containers for copper
is used. An adequate trucking fleet is available.
Copper is also shipped on break bulk cargo
from the company's captive jetty at Dahej.
Copper is delivered to our customers in India
on CIF basis.
cast copper rods
Hindalcos continuous cast copper rods
meet all the requirements of international quality
standards. Their excellent surface finish makes
them suitable for processing to enamelled, coated
and plated wires. They are available in diameters
of 8, 11, 12.5, 16 and 19 mm.
The homogeneous structure and fine grain
size of the continuous cast copper rod result
in outstanding drawability. It can be drawn
to an ultra-fine wire at a high yield rate.
The Birla Copper rod is considered suitable
for power and communication cables, strips
for power and distribution for transformers,
magnet wires, and zari manufacturing. Larger
diameter rods 11, 12.5 and 16 mm
are used to produce profiles and busbars.
Birla Copper is the only manufacturer of
the 19-mm-diameter copper rod in India. This
rod is used for groove conductors and profiles.
applications of continuous cast copper rods
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Precious metals are extracted at our precious
metals refinery located at Dahej. Gold and silver
have an affinity to copper ore and are found
in certain quantities in the concentrate supplies.
Hindalco pays for the gold and silver content
based on the prevailing international bullion
market prices and other factors.
The precious metals are extracted after copper
refining to produce 99.9 per cent pure gold,
silver and selenium. The residue contains
traces of platinum and palladium, which are
sold as platinum group metal mix, commonly
known as PGM.
for applications of precious metals
Logistics and transportation
The dispatch is made by special, armoured
vehicles contracted on a long-term basis through
agencies. Gold and silver are transported
from Dahej to safe vaults at various locations.
Customers pick up the delivered goods from
these vaults and the due delivery certificates
are returned to us by the transport contractor.
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