Daily Pour




Date :20/11/2017    Issue No. :1427/17-18

Compiled By :   Shyamal Aroskar, Asst. Dir.-WR 

                            B.Ramchandran, Chennai 



IIF News


66th INDIAN FOUNDRY CONGRESS, 10-12 January 2018 

at Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad
1. REGISTRATION .. Last Date 30th Nov 2018 TO AVAIL DISCOUNT
2. ADVERTISE in a Case Study Volume,..Rare opportunity (Last week to release)
Dear Sirs,
We invite you to attend 66th Indian Foundry Congress, IFEX, and BRICS Foundry Forum to be held at Helipad Exhibition Grounds, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad from 10-12 January 2018.
There are many reasons to attend, & we invite your urgent attention to optimize benefits to be gained from attending the 66th Indian Foundry Congress.
ADVERTISEMENT (Booking form attached)
Advertisement in the case study volume (It’s not a souvenir but a reference book) – “Journey to The Centre of Melting Pot” It is an important opportunity, which will give you a platform to market your product year after year. The volume will be given complimentary to all registered delegates & will also be circulated in soft copies to Casting Buyers Sourcing teams, foundries and others in India as well as to global companies in soft copies.
Foundries, Raw Materials & Equipment suppliers will be equally benefited.
Please consider this as the final call & send your confirmation by filling the booking form and forward the matter immediately to with a CC to  Also please send your payment of Rs. 15,750/- (Incl. of GST) in favor of “IIF A/C INDIAN FOUNDRY CONGRESS” to the communication address mentioned at the end.
Your matter should be in high resolution pdf, cdr, Tff, psd format and should reach us latest by 20th November, 2017. Size of the matter (190 x 250 mm). Please hurry.
Hope you will not miss this golden opportunity to market your products and services for years to come.
REGISTRATION (Booking form attached)
Last date of registration at discounted tariff is 30th November 2017.  Please refer Delegate Registration Form for various categories.
Special offer: Chapters and big groups can avail further discount fees as per D 2 category. Rs. 7670 per delegate (instead of Rs 8260) inclusive of GST.
Condition: Minimum five or more registrations with a common request letter. Forms of each delegate should be filled separately to raise separate invoices for tax purpose.  (Offer valid till 30th Nov, 2017 only).
HOTEL ACCOMODATION (Booking form attached)
We have negotiated best tariff for limited rooms in each hotel with complimentary pick up drop off facilities on SIC basis.
Please book in the recommended hotels to avoid inconvenience in daily transfers to venue and additional expense.
·         FOUNDRY CLINIC by Mr Staf Henderieckx (Belgium) and Mr Pierre Marrie Cabanne (France).
Most important session for foundrymen. Please come with your technical issues & get solutions.(Registered delegates can also send their queries in advance.)
·         SENIORS SPEAK:   Leading senior Foundrymen will discuss on “Margins and Productivity For Foundries To Survive” Others can also join in this brain storming session.
·         CEO Meet and Plenary sessions in which eminent speakers are invited to make presentations.
·         ALUCON & INVEST CAST  : Two new sessions to cater to the needs of Aluminum and Investment Castings.
·         BRICS Foundry Forum: Know the status and growth of the foundry industry in BRICS countries.
·         REFERENCE BOOK: A reference book titled “Journey to the centre of the Melting Pot”on case studies to be given complimentary to all registered delegates.
·         Meetings and Presentations by leading casting sourcing teams.
·         Carefully selected technical presentations.
·         Gala Evenings: IIF AWARDS NIGHT on 10th January.
         CARNIVAL STREET a different experience on 11th January.
·         Delicious cuisines and great hospitality to make your visit memorable. (It’s our commitment)
Kindly register at least 2-3 persons from you company to optimize benefits of the event.

Now where can you get such value added features in a single registration fee? PLEASE RUSH AND REGISTER IMMEDIATELY before 30th November 2017.
Brochure of 66th IFC, and information on Registration, Accommodation, reference volume & Sponsorship for Business Promotion Slots is attached for your ready reference. Kindly send your response asap.
Please contact us for more information.
Help Line No 74870 48573
With Warm Regards,

Chairman: Jagat Shah

Co-Chairman: Subodh Panchal
Cell: +919824015380
  1. IFC 2018 Brochure
  2. Delegate Registration form
  3. Hotel accommodation form
  4. Souvenir Form
Communication Address:-
46/A, G.I.D.C., Phase-1, Near Kiran Bus Stop, Vatva, Ahmedabad - 382 445. India
Phone : +91 79 4022 0550, 2583 0222    Fax : +91 79 2583 1555
E-mail :, Web :


With Regards,

Shyamal Aroskar

Asst.Director IIF-WR





Thought of the Day




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Today's Top Raw Materials Headlines


*** Indian Brass, Copper Scrap prices up; Copper Futures slide on China's slowing growth

*** Indian Nickel Scrap, MCX Nickel prices drop further as Chinese Steel demand worries drag

*** Indian Aluminium Scrap prices hold steady

*** Brazilian pig iron export prices steady as market stalls

*** Indian digital economy to touch $1 trillion in 5-7 years

*** Indian molybdenum trioxide market quiet

*** India moves up one notch to 126 in GDP per capita terms

*** Chinese ADC12 aluminum alloy ingot export deals to decline

*** Chinese chrome metal market runs stably

*** Chinese tin ingot market sees limited deals

*** China’s scrap import restrictions are looser than feared


Raw Material News


India's rating upgrade reflects growth story

India's credit rating upgrade by Moody's is a reflection of the country's growth story, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said today and expressed hope that other global agencies such as S&P and Fitch would follow suit. The US-based Moody's upgraded India's sovereign rating after a gap of 13 years to Baa2, with 'stable' outlook, from Baa3 earlier, citing improved growth prospects driven by economic and institutional reforms.


Copper, nickel edge up on scattered industrial demand

Prices of copper and nickel edged higher by Rs 2 per kg at the non-ferrous metal market today on mild demand from consuming industries. Traders said scattered demand from consuming industries


India became third largest nation for energy investment in 2016, says IEA

New Delhi , November 19 : India became the third largest country for energy investment in 2016 only behind China and the United States of America, an International Energy Agency's report pointed out.



Industry News


Moody's India rating upgrade long overdue

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Friday said while the enhancement of India's rating by Moody was a welcome move; it was long overdue.

"It's a welcome development, but we also feel it was long overdue. It is a recognition of the actions that the government has undertaken on GST, bankruptcy and all of that," Subramanian told reporters here.

The Chief Economic Advisor also took to Twitter to express the same.

Earlier in the day, Moody upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook to stable from positive, thus providing a much-needed impetus to the Modi government.

Reports suggest that the global rating company said the reforms undertaken by the government would lead to an enhanced business environment, fuelling the foreign and domestic investment, and subsequently the growth momentum. It also noted that the reforms implemented reduced the risk of a sharp increase in debt, even in potential downside scenarios.

However, Moody argued that measures such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetisation, and others would need time to settle in, and the impact would be witnessed in due course of time. It also claimed that India's growth potential superseded that of many other sovereign nations

Global Lead demand likely to rise by 5% to 11.70MT in 2017

Global demand for refined lead metal is forecast to rise by 5% to 11.70 million tons this year and a further 0.9% to 11.82 million tonnes in 2018, according to International Lead and Zinc Study Group.

In 2017, the rise will be driven primarily by forecast growth in Chinese apparent usage of 11.3% which has been partially influenced by a rise in the use of three-wheeled e-trikes that has more than offset reductions in the e-bike sector as consequence of increased penetration by lithium-ion batteries.

It is anticipated that European usage will rise by 2.2% in 2017 but remain flat in 2018. In the United States, increases of 1.1% and 1.8% are predicted in 2017 and 2018 respectively


Life Style & Management


A new weapon against allergies

A team of scientists has made a fundamental discovery about how our body's immune system clears harmful infections.

The University of Edinburgh researchers identified a previously unknown mechanism by which the responses of key cells of the immune system are regulated.

The finding could inform research into improved treatments for allergies or chronic inflammatory diseases, such as lung and liver fibrosis, researchers say.

Scientists made the discovery by studying how the immune system in mice fights off parasitic worms. These parasites provoke a strong immune response, enabling researchers to carry out in-depth studies of the defence mechanisms involved.

They found that chemical signals from infecting organisms activate cells - called Th2 cells - causing them to multiply and express a key protein, known as EGFR.

The cells then migrate from the lymph nodes - where they are stored - to the site of infection, where they release defence proteins to expel the parasites.

Researchers found that Th2 cells release defence molecules when they detect the damage caused by invading parasites, but can only perform this task if they express EGFR.

This safety mechanism - unknown until now - blocks the release of defence molecules in the absence of parasites, and thereby prevents tissue damage, the team says.

Lead author Dietmar Zaiss said: "We found an entirely new mechanism by which immune responses against parasites are regulated. These findings give us fresh insight into the functioning of local immune responses and should allow us to develop better vaccines against parasite infections."

The study is published in the journal Immunity
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Jokes All the Way


Life After Death

BOSS to an employee….

“Do you believe in life after Death?”


“Certainly not! There’s no proof of it”, he replied.
BOSS: “Well, there is now. After you left early yesterday to go to your uncle’s funeral, he came here looking for you.










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