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PPMAI calls for ban on non-standard stainless steel in consumer ware

Steel News - Published on Wed, 05 Dec 2018

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The Process Plant and Machinery Association of India has urged the Ministry of Steel and Ministry of Consumer Affairs to immediately ban all non-standard stainless steel being used for consumer ware in the country. Mr Yatinder Pal Singh Suri, Chairman of PPMAI and MD Outokumpu India, said “PPMAI has requested the steel ministry to modify the Stainless Steel Products Quality Control Order to stop influx of seconds, defectives and Non-standard stainless steel products in all grades of stainless steel from foreign and domestic sources. These products are mostly being used for consumer utensils and low end industrial application. It accounts for more than 60 % of Indian market and surprisingly was not been included in the Quality Control order.”

Mr Suri said “The non-standard grades of stainless steel are currently being used for consumer ware including utensils in the country, such grades also end up in usage by small fabricators for critical smaller equipment for use in industrial applications which can lead to failures, accidents and fatalities. May be , this has escaped the attention of the steel ministry officials., it can be included now , This will help in restricting the production and import of inferior grade products that are consumed in various important end-use segments such as power distribution, human health and safety of infrastructure and construction.”

Mr Suri added “Stainless steel is top choice for cookware worldwide and is supposed to last for ever and is considered as one of the most versatile, durable and safe. Poor quality of stainless steel is venerable to rust and tear .Poor quality stainless steel cookware presents a lot of hotspots and makes difficult to cook food evenly.”

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 05 Dec 2018
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