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India - Chennai to host 3-day meet on aluminium die-casting

A three-day seminar on aluminium die-casting and the second international exhibition on aluminium die-casting technology, equipment and supplies (ALU INDIA 2008) will be held at the Chennai Trade Centre from October 17.

Aluminium die-castings are mainly used in transport and automobile sector with Indian consumption being 1.10 lakh tonnes against the global offtake of 7.4 million tonnes.

According to the Aluminium Association of India, the potential to increase the consumption of aluminium die-casting in the country is good with the offtake likely to double by 2010.

“Indian die-casting industry growth is on fast track as it is catering to global and domestic market. Its growth could be 25-30 per cent a year,” said Prof K.S.S. Murthy, Secretary-General of the association.

The seminar and exhibition is likely to benefit primary and secondary producers in the sector besides casting and forging industries, R&D institutions, die-casting machine and accessories developers and manufacturers besides furnace and equipment manufacturers.

Experts from across the industry will attend the seminar to discuss pertinent issues of the sector.

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