Economic uses and substitution of non-ferrous metals and alloys

Das, B N (1966) Economic uses and substitution of non-ferrous metals and alloys. In: Symposium on Metallurgy of substitute Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Alloys, 27-30 April, NML, Jamshedpur.



MUST commonly used non-ferrous metals at the present stage of industrialsation in India are aluminium, copper, zinc, lead and tin. These metals and their alloys form the basis of innumerable engineering appl-ications as well as domestic uses.Unfortunately, except aluminium and negligibly small quantity of copper, zinc and lead. India does not produce at present any of the other non-ferrous metals, Without going into the stati-stics of Fourth Five-Year Plan period demand and prod-uction figures for these metals which undoubtedly have been dealt in some other papers of this Symyosium, it is sufficient to point out that jointly these four non-ferrous metals cause an annul drainage of about rupees forty crores of' foreign exchange. Further, the anti-cipated production capacity of copper, zinc and lead in near future fall fat- short of anticipated demand. The situation regarding tin is still worse because uptil now no tin bearing ores have been found in India.

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