Astral Poly Technik, leading plumbing pipe maker in the country, will be producing “Double Wall Corrugated (DWC) pipes which will be used for underground drainage system. The company will be producing 600mm -1200mm diameter pipes which can replace the bigger diameter RCC pipes. These pipes will be manufactured at its Jaipur and Ahmedabad plants. With the government giving increased emphasis on urban development and smart cities, there will be increased demand for such pipes and Astral will be trying tap that market.
In India, Supreme Industries is the leading manufacturer of DWC pipes in India who sells the products under the brand name, “Ultra Plus”. DWC pipes are stronger than solid wall pipes of the same wall thickness and have a unique wall structure with corrugated structure externally and smooth surface internally. This specific structure gives the pipes a unique combination of stiffness and flexibility to sustain soil and traffic loads that the pipe may encounter in service while buried. Smooth inner surface allows uninterrupted flow without any blockage.
Astral has also planned new product launches in surface drainage system. Further, the company will be introducing plumbing adhesive for cold and hot water and insulation for hot and cold water piping and HVAC.
Astral’s two plants are coming up in piping segment in Rajasthan and Hosur of capacity 22,700 MT and 20,000 MT respectively. The Rajasthan plant is expected to be operational by July 2018 while Hosur plant will be operational by September 2018.