IndianOil Launches Durapave Bitumen in West Bengal

29 Jun 2017

IndianOil Corporation Limited ushered in DURAPAVE, the advanced Bitumen, in West Bengal recently.
Bitumen in different forms is used as a binder for Road Construction and maintenance works. Durapave Emulsion is flowable at ambient temperature and is ready to use material. It consists of very minute Bitumen globules suspended in water with the help of emulsifiers. Significant properties of Durapave emulsion include anti-stripping agent, viscosity, homogeneity, storage stability, adhesivity and particle charge. DURAPAVE Bitumen is suitable for pavements subjected to all sorts of weather conditions; highways, traffic denser roads, junctions, heavy duty and high traffic seaport roads etc. It is a durable and economic solution for new construction and maintenance of wearing courses.
Shobhan Chatterjee, Mayor, Kolkata and Minister for Fire & Engineering, Housing & Environment, West Bengal graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Srikumar Bhattacharya - Engineer-in-Chief and Ex-Officio Secretary West Bengal Public Works Department.
A. K. Sharma, Director Finance, C.S. Shankar, ED l/C (Institutional Business) Marketing HO, Gautam Bose, ED (RS) ERO, S.K. Satija, ED ERPL, Dinesh Kumar Garg, ED (Corporate Finance) CO, Debasish Roy, ED (Finance) RHQ attended the launch event.
Welcoming the delegates and dignitaries on the dais, Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, ED, WBSO expressed that IndianOil had launched VG-Grade Bitumen almost seven year ago. This year Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. decided to brand its Bitumen as DURAPAVE which is a promise to consumers that they will get Quality, Durability, Reliability of Supply & Services and the feeling of assurance.
Mr. Shankar, ED l/C (Institutional Business), Marketing Head Office informed the august gathering that IndianOil is the market leader for Bitumen in India and is marketing entire gamut of Bitumen Products and it has the distinction of contributing to infrastructure development in every nook and corner of the country. The name 'DURAPAVE' indicates the longevity of IndianOil's Bitumen i.e. it is combination of words DURABLE and PAVING. IndianOil's R&D group has indigenously developed formulations of Bitumen derivatives with enhanced properties.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Chatterjee expressed pleasure on standardisation of Bitumen products under brand name of DURAPAVE by IndianOil and extolled the pursuit of excellence by Indian Oil Corporation in product quality. He enlightened the audience with anecdotes on skill development, discontinuation of non-standard practices etc. He expressed concern over private transporters in ex-MI supplies and requested IndianOil to take up transportation of Bitumen. (EOIC)