April 28, 2023: Lead recycling capacity at Gravita India’s Mundra Port plant in Gujurat has been increased by 40,500 tonnes per annum, the firm announced on April 20.
Gravita said in a regulatory announcement that the expansion took overall recycling capacity at the flagship facility to 60,000 tpa.
Around 19,500 tpa of the new capacity comes from switching some recycling from the firm’s existing facility at Gandhidham, about 60km northeast.
The company said it had also started commercial production of red lead and plastic granules at Mundra, with a capacity of 4,800 tpa and 7,500 tpa respectively.
Increasing recycling at Mundra will boost operational efficiency in the import of scrap batteries and the export of new products and increase profitability in business from overseas markets for lead, red lead and plastic recycling, Gravita said.