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How Can The Steel Industry Give A Much-Needed Boost To The Indian Economy In the Future?

Oct-31-2022

How Can The Steel Industry Give A Much-Needed Boost To The Indian Economy In the Future?

India now ranks as one of the largest economies in the world with the highest rate of growth in GDP. The country’s economic position can always be improved by developing infrastructure. Steel has played an important role in the economic and infrastructure growth of a country since the Industrial Revolution. It is used in diverse industries like infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, automobiles and more. India is the second largest producer and consumer of crude and finished steel in the world. In India, steel has a multiplier effect of 1.4x on GDP and 6.8x on employment. The growth in the steel sector is expected to improve the economic growth rate of India. The increasing demand for structural steel and its rising applications is expected to give a boost to the steel demand as well as the Indian economy. How can structural steel help the Indian economy to grow? In a report from the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), steel plays a crucial role in a country’s overall development. Structural Steel plays a vital role in building houses, producing cars, and making everyday utensils and packaging. Besides, it can be used for various engineering applications, power generation, petrochemicals, and fertilizers. The high structural steel demand can increase employment opportunities, especially in Tier III cities. It can multiply the employment rate immensely. India has already taken over the market of steel as the world’s second-largest producer of crude steel. Structural Steel industries in India produced more than 7.2 MMT of structural steel last year. Steel consumption employs more than 20 lakh people annually. Hence, the structural steel industry has propelled the supply of steel overseas and put the country on the global stage. India’s demand-supply scenario India is expected to see a rise in demand for structural steel in the near future. The demand for structural steel is expected to grow at 5.5% in the next five years, compounded annually. Over the last few years, there has been a radical change in the approach to steel consumption. The construction industry has increased its use of structural steel tubes and pre-engineered building materials though it is still way off the global consumption of 10% of total steel use. The current rate of 4-5% leaves a lot of scope for the future. Structural steel has a wide range of applications across diverse industries and is made using the latest technology that results in more durability less steel consumption, minimal wastage and faster project execution. India has a market edge in structural steel manufacturing due to the following factors: High-grade iron ore and non-coking coal are two components of steel manufacture which are both available locally. Expanding domestic and international market Thriving MSME sector Having a young workforce and low labour expenses India still needs to boost its current per capita consumption. Per capita Steel tube usage has moved from 57.6 kg to 74.1 kg over the last five years. Future of the Steel Industry India will see a huge demand for steel for affordable urban and rural projects, such as railways, roads, residential buildings, and the domestic shipbuilding industry. Also, steel is used in the defence sector and growth in the automobile sector. According to the 2017 National Steel Policy, by 2030-31, 300 million tonnes of production capacity will be available. The government is aiming to raise rural steel tube consumption from 19.6 kg per capita to 38 kg per capita by 2030-31. Despite being the world’s second-biggest steel producer, India is far from being self-sufficient in high-grade steel production. Due to limited resources, the steel sector is also facing low supply ability to the market. The National Steel Policy 2017 provides the broad framework has been put in place to promote the growth of an economically competitive, technologically advanced steel industry in India. As a result of this policy, steel manufacturers will be provided with adequate policy support and guidance, and capacity additions will be encouraged. India is ready to become an economic powerhouse. APL Apollo with a 50% share of the structural steel tubes market, 11 plants, 2.6 MMT capacity, 800 distributors and over 16 products is ready to make its contribution to India’s success story. Visit www.aplapollo.com for more information.
How can PEB help you to save on construction costs and time?

Oct-31-2022

How can PEB help you to save on construction costs and time?

Pre-engineered steel building materials have gained trust and popularity among construction workers, contractors, and project managers. Being affordable and durable makes PEBs the first choice for any construction project. An offsite construction requires lightweight and robust material that speeds up the construction process. Let us explore the favourable factors that make PEBs the smart way to expedite construction at optimal costs. ** Insulation Properties** Pre-engineered building solutions are manufactured with tremendous insulation properties. So, prefabricated materials are energy-efficient solutions that protect against extreme heat and cold. If you are living in a tropical climate area, this structural steel will prevent heat from percolating inside your home or building. Pre-engineered materials for building roofs tend to reflect 100% sun rays, which in turn reduces the need for ACs in the building. Hence, pre-engineered steel materials can save energy and save money on electricity throughout the year. ** ​Require Little Maintenance** The benefit of a pre-engineered building is that it will need little to no maintenance over a long time. Also, stainless steel materials are not prone to the growth of mould, mildew, or discolouration. Hence, easy-to-clean features make it a better option than brick-and-mortar. Pre-engineered steel building materials are made of superior quality steel that increases its longevity and prevents the decaying of material with time. Rodents and insects will not damage steel column tubes and pipes. In this way, PEBs can be constructed more quickly and maintenance costs can be reduced. **Fire Resistance** Other than being energy-efficient and low-maintenance, steel building solutions provide high resistance against fire. Infrastructure and other construction projects should use PEBs to prevent any damage caused by fire. Using steel buildings can help you save money on inventory and insurance premiums during the life of the structures. **Construction Time** Any construction requires sufficient time. You can save construction time by choosing the right materials and building solutions. Also, prefabricated construction materials are all factory-made and prepared with the latest software before manufacturing. It will avoid any hindrances and minimize errors during construction. It also increases the speed of erection. Because of this factor, companies choose PEBs to finish multiple projects at the same time. Using PEB structures offers a cost advantage as the labour required to complete the construction is very little. Pre-engineered buildings are easy to modify, shift and expand per customer requirements. It is a cost-friendly and time-saving construction solution compared to traditional structural steel. APL Apollo offers pre-engineered structures that are safe and eco-friendly with value. While choosing pre-engineered solutions, consider other factors such as maintenance, labour costs, overheads, etc. Apollo column is suitable for all kinds of PEBs like high-rise buildings, schools, medical buildings, infrastructure projects, sheds, cold storages etc. ** Choose APL Apollo PEBs for your Project!** APL Apollo provides the best PEB steel building solutions, such as warehouses, industrial sheds, and commercial and residential complexes. In future years, warehouses and affordable housing projects will be in high demand due to the government’s efforts to improve the farm supply chain infrastructure. If you use APL Apollo columns in PEB structures, it will reduce construction costs and construction time. To know more about APL Apollo’s product range and how it can help you in PEBs, please visit www.aplapollo.com and be amazed by the eye-catching display.
What Is The Difference Between PEB And Conventional Structures?

Oct-31-2022

What Is The Difference Between PEB And Conventional Structures?

In a fast-paced world, time is a precious commodity and is considered equivalent to money. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that the construction industry prefers pre-engineered buildings to traditional construction from scratch. You can choose from a wide range of pre-engineered buildings like columns, mezzanine floors, trusses, portals, multi-storey buildings, pre-engineered structures and more based on your specific requirements. Let us understand the difference between pre-engineered buildings and conventional structures in detail to better appreciate the popularity that PEBs enjoy. What are Pre-engineered Buildings? Pre-engineered buildings are prefabricated building parts that are produced in a factory and assembled directly on the construction site. These parts are customised to meet the client’s needs. Pre-engineered buildings are 30-35% lighter than conventional buildings which makes construction convenient. What are Conventional steel buildings? Conventional buildings are constructed using rolled steel sections that are designed and fabricated on-site. This is a long-drawn process involving more labour and time. Let us compare Pre-engineered buildings with conventional structures on a few parameters. Design – The integral framing system of pre-engineered buildings makes the design more efficient compared to conventional structures. It takes more time to design conventional structures to this level of accuracy. Use of computer software – Computer software is available for designing pre-engineered buildings. Cost estimations along with detailing and drawings are generated instantly. This is not possible in the case of conventional structures. Weight of final structure- In the case of PEBs, tapered built-up sections are used as structural members which makes them 10-20% lighter than conventional buildings. On the other hand in the case of conventional structures, hot-rolled T-sections are heavier. Foundation – Since the entire structure is much lighter compared to conventional structures, a simple lightweight foundation will suffice. However, in case of conventional structures, a heavy foundation is needed to bear the weight of the structure. Project execution time – Since PEBs are prefabricated structures that need to be bolted in place at the construction site, the execution of projects is much faster. A conventional structure takes a much longer time as the entire structure has to be constructed at the site. The difference could be as stark as 6-8 weeks for a 500MT PEB while the same project could take 26-28 weeks in the case of a conventional structure. Construction Cost – Given that projects are executed much faster, it is obvious that PEBs require less labour which translates into less cost. Studies show that PEBs cost 30% less than conventional structures per sq m. Earthquake Resistance – Since PEBs are lightweight, they offer more resistance against earthquakes compared to conventional structures.and their heavy frames. Future changes- The simple linked design that can be bolted in place easily offers flexibility for addition or expansion in future. It would be difficult to expand conventional structures as the design is rigid and it would be difficult to add extensions unless already planned for. Performance – Since the entire piece is pre-fabricated, it fits together efficiently as a structure. However, in the case of conventional structures, there is no guarantee about the efficacy as each piece is designed separately. Single point of responsibility – The entire prefabricated structure can be purchased from a single vendor which gives you better execution and control. A conventional structure may be dependent on multiple suppliers and unplanned delays or lack of coordination can occur. Clear span – PEBs offer a clear span of 100-120m which is 2.5-3x of what is offered by conventional structures. Simple erection – The entire construction process is so simple and requires light machinery for bolting the structure into place. Conventional building involves the use of heavy machinery and it is a complicated process. As you can see Pre-engineered buildings using structural steel are fast becoming the preferred option for architects and builders because of their cost-effectiveness, efficiency and speedy execution. APL Apollo has a wide range of structural steel offerings that are perfect for PEB structures. You can visit www.aplapollo.com and enquire now for complete details.
5 Things you need to know about Galvanized Steel Tubes

Oct-31-2022

5 Things you need to know about Galvanized Steel Tubes

Choosing the right material for your project is crucial. Steel is a widely used material for various manufacturing and industrial purposes. Galvanized steel is a popular building material due to its outstanding durability, versatility, price, and corrosion resistance. In this blog, we will discuss the five things that you should know about Galvanized Steel tubes. Before that, let’s first learn about Galvanized Steel Tubes. About Galvanized Steel Tubes and Manufacturing Process Zinc-Iron coatings make galvanized tubes the most popular steel tubes used in construction. Galvanization is the process used to manufacture these steel tubes. In this process, steel tubes are coated with zinc to act as a barrier to corrosive elements and protect the base metal over a long period of time. High-quality steel tubes are the best choice for projects and industries, including agriculture, automotive, construction, etc. When choosing steel tubes, you should consider these five things about Galvanized Steel Tubes for better decision making Clear all your doubts regarding APL Apollo Galvanized steel products so that you can choose the best for your construction. Things you need to know about Galvanized Steel Tubes. Inexpensive Building Material Galvanized steel is cheaper than other structural steel products. It costs four times less than stainless steel. Because it is non-corrosive, it requires little maintenance. However, the welder needs protection from harmful zinc fumes while working with galvanized steel. In addition, the labor cost is half that of stainless steel. This reduces project costs considerably. A Long-lasting Product Galvanized steel structures can last more than 50 years in a sustainable environment. Galvanized steel can withstand severe water exposure for over 20 years. Besides, it requires little to no maintenance to keep the product in good condition. ● Highly Used in Auto Industry Galvanized steel is used in cars. The majority of cars today are manufactured with zinc-coated bodies. After imported Japanese models started using galvanized steel in the 1980s, American consumers began demanding it in car models. Subsequently, American car makers switched to these zinc-coating steel tubes. ● Used for Many Applications. Galvanized steel tubes are strong enough to be used for railway vehicles, chemicals, machinery, construction, bridges, roads, etc. Galvanized square steel tubes are best suited to carry water, gas, oil, and other low-pressure fluids. The hot-dipped galvanized steel tubes have a uniform coating, strong adhesion, and long-life advantages. ● Electro Galvanization Process: Pre-treated steel is still galvanized by hot-dipping in molten zinc and wiping away excess zinc, but there are also new methods to apply a protective layer of zinc. Electro galvanization is another process where a positively charged zinc anode is attached to a negatively charged applied to a steel sheet. It can also be galvanized with a zinc-aluminum mixture. The “dry galvanizing” or “shot blasting” process makes it highly adsorbent to paint, rubber, and powder coatings. GI Pipes and Tubes GI are galvanized iron pipes and tubes. They are also called coated iron pipes as they are immersed in zinc baths. They are steel tubes that are immersed in molten zinc using the galvanization process. This offers protection for the tubes from ageing and rusting. The corrosion resistance offered by the Galvanized iron pipes makes them a preferred choice for architects and designers for structural use.Galvanized iron products are classified into three grades depending on their weights and inner diameter thickness. Advantages of GI Pipes: Ideal for large projects – GI pipes are ideal for large building projects, manufacturing units etc because they are more durable and corrosion resistant. They help in the faster and more efficient execution of projects. Cheaper maintenance- GI pipes have a zinc coating which improves the sturdiness and adds to the durability of the structure. The corrosion resistance of these GI tubes is very high leading to very low chances of leakage which leads to low maintenance. Protection of pipes – Galvanization is the most effective and cost-effective way of protecting steel or iron from corrosion since it doesn’t involve much labour or complexity. Enhanced performance- Galvanization increases the thickness of the pipes which enhances their performance. The inner diameter thickness improves the durability of the pipes. They are cheaper, lightweight and easy to handle making them a better choice for designers and architects. GP Pipes and Tubes GP stands for galvanized pipe. Their manufacturing process is different from GI tubes. GP tubes are made from pre-galvanized sheets.GP pipes are made of carbon steel sheets which are electroplated with Zinc and then rolled into pipes. In most homes, galvanized steel pipes are installed. APL Apollo was the first company to introduce GP Tubes in India. Advantages of GP pipes Improved life expectancy – GP pipes increase the longevity of pipes by preventing corrosion and mineral deposits. It is a lead-free alternative to water supply lines. They have an improved level of toughness which makes them more durable. Increased corrosion resistance- Pre-galvanized GP pipes have higher corrosion resistance that improves the durability of the pipes. Uniform microstructure- GP pipes are made from steel sheets of uniform thickness which provides a uniform microstructure to the tubes. Difference Between GI and GP Pipes APL Apollo manufactures both types of pipes. They are used for different applications. GI and GP has some differences that make it easier for customers to make decisions. Here are the following differences between Iron pipes and galvanized pipes: GI pipes are carbon steel pipes immersed in galvanic baths to give them a zinc coating. On the other hand, GP pipes are made out of thin steel sheets that are first electroplated with zinc and then rolled into pipes. The hot dip coating in GI pipes may not provide a uniform coating but it is a quick process. The electroplating process used for GP pipes is slower in comparison but provides a uniform coating. GP pipes offer superior quality finishing than GI tubes. Steel galvanized pipes are ideal for tubing or plumbing applications. Raw water and rural water treatment applications often use GI pipes. GI is easy to install and maintain than galvanized pipe but GP pipes are superior and have more longevity and finish. In Conclusion Galvanized steel tube is an eco-friendly product ideal for urban and coastal applications. It is one of the oldest building materials with tremendous demand in the market. APL Apollo is a leading manufacturer of galvanized steel products. They manufacture pre-painted galvanized steel sections and tubes that can be used in numerous applications in diverse industries. APL Apollo uses DFT and ERW technology to create superior-quality GI and GP pipes. You can check out their entire range at www.aplapollo.com.
The Future Of Steel In Renewable Energy

Oct-31-2022

The Future Of Steel In Renewable Energy

Steel is not used only as a construction building material but also plays an important part in renewable energy. It plays a crucial role in structuring the supply of fossil fuels, nuclear energy, or renewable energy You may have no idea that steel has a bright future in renewable energy. It is used to create a greener environment. structural steel is widely used in producing and distributing renewable energy.In fact, none of the renewable energy sources works without steel. Steel is not limited to certain applications.It is the best choice for renewable sources.In this blog, you will learn why it has a bright future in renewable energy.So, scroll down now to learn more. Applications of Steel in Renewable Energy Renewable energy is also known as green energy.It is produced from natural resources such as water, sunlight, and biomass materials. Steel plays a critical part in distributing energy efficiently. Here is the list of areas where steel can be used: Biomass: The most common biomass materials are plants, wood, crops and agriculture residue, and animal waste. Steel is used extensively in collecting all biomass sources.It is also cutting crops and separating residues from agricultural fields. Solar: Steel is the main component for converting solar energy into electricity or hot water. Also, Solar thermal panels use steel as the base metal. It is the same with pumps, tanks and heat exchangers. Wave and tidal: Tidal energy is produced by the tidal turbine. A steel pile is used as the main component of a tidal turbine in tidal energy systems. Also, it helps to manufacture wave energy devices as it can withstand the pressure of water and the challenges of the marine environment. Hydroelectric: Strong and big dams are the main sources of producing hydroelectric energy. Steel provides strength to reinforce concrete and increase the life of dams. Wind: Wind is also a good source to produce electricity using wind turbines. Both onshore and offshore wind turbines use steel in every component, from the foundation to the tower, gears and casings. Besides, it provides strength to tall wind turbines. Future of Steel in Solar and Wind Energy Solar and wind energy, in particular, will have to heavily rely on steel. Wind power requires approximately 120 to 180 tons of steel for every new MW, and solar power requires between 35 and 45 tons of steel for each new MW.So, steel is used in these two markets: Solar Market: It is divided into two categories. Small-scale projects: Rooftop solar panels are made of structural steel, which is lightweight and offers superior corrosion resistance. They are easily mounted in homes, museums, and stadiums. Large-scale projects: Large plants or companies that need a big amount of steel to produce 100 to 300 MW of energy. They consume a large amount of steel. Some plants require more steel to produce 1000 MW. APL Apollo has recently introduced the Navrang range which includes Solar Panels made of pre-painted galvanized steel sheets. Navrang solar panel frames are durable and suitable for all weather conditions and offer 4x service life. The APL Navrang range is also perfect for Pre Engineering Building solutions as it expedites projects while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of structures. This has made it a preferred choice among designers and architects. Wind Energy Market: Steel is also a big contributor to producing wind energy .It is used in three key areas: Onshore wind farms – It will need a small steel tidal turbine to produce between 2 and 3 MW of power each. There are different grades of steel that are used to build the structural tower, the house of the turbine, the turbine blades, and electrical steel. Offshore wind farms – Turbines Each can produce 5 to 8 MW of energy.Thus, it consumes more steel than onshore turbines. Also, offshore steel turbines offer greater height without obstruction as well as free wind flow. They also require steel to create huge foundations that are anchored to the sea bed.Also, the steel blades should be much thicker and longer. New generation wind farms: It will require a floating structure because they will be further away from shore. Turbines are much more powerful and can produce 7 to 12 MW of energy. Summing Up! In conclusion, steel is the present and future of renewable energy.No one can produce energy without steel. To support green energy, APL Apollo has launched a wide range of structural steel products that can help to build renewable energy infrastructure in the times to come and contribute to a cleaner environment.
Applications of Hot Rolled and Cold Rolled Steel

Oct-31-2022

Applications of Hot Rolled and Cold Rolled Steel

Do you want to know where you can use rolled steel? You are at the right place. Let us first take a look at what these rolled steel products are. Why are they becoming so popular in the construction industry? To get the answers, take a look at this blog. The versatility of structural steel makes it ideal for a wide range of industrial and household applications. Rollers can shape, formalize, and enhance metal properties. You will get two types of rolled steel – hot rolled steel and cold rolled steel. Hot Rolled Steel Hot Rolled structural Steel is rolled at a high temperature above re-crystallization ( usually 1100 degrees celsius). This temperature refines the microstructure of the steel and allows it to be formed into any shape. Hot Rolled steel is processed steel that has greater formality and mechanical properties. Hot rolling involves heating and compressing a large rectangular slab called a billet into a large steel roll. The desired dimension is achieved by rotating rollers. During the rolling process, the steel is wound into coils and cooled. The processed material in other forms is cut into specified units and packaged. Features and Benefits of Hot structural Steel Provide high ductility to the structure Shrinks Quickly as it cools Easy to be welded Less expensive as it requires less processing time. Easy to bend and shape. Steel cools gradually, so there are no internal stresses. Applications of Hot Rolled Agriculture Equipment: Most agriculture components such as tractors, silos, barns, watering systems, etc, are continuously exposed to dirt, heat, chemicals, and precipitation. Hot steel can prevent premature wear and corrosion. It offers an ideal combination of sturdiness and corrosion resistance. Automobile parts: Automobiles use hot-rolled steel sheets for underbody components. It is also best suited for automotive suspension and chassis parts. Railroad equipment: It offers the utmost efficiency, safety, and reliability. Hot rolled steel is used as standard joint bars, insulated joint bars, and D-bars. It is also ideal for making reliable tracks and car parts. Mining Industry: Support beams, ladders, grinding balls, and light rails are the mining components. Hot rolled steel aproducts are resistant to vibration and shock and offer reliable performance in harsh conditions that make them ideal for mining infrastructure. Cold Rolled Steel Cold Rolled Steel is produced from hot rolling steel. The cold rolling process involves passing hot rolled steel over a series of rollers at room temperature to cool it down. A significant amount of pressure is required to create the desired shape. As a result, this process is more expensive than the hot rolling process. Features and Benefits of Cold structural Steel Prevent shock and deformation. Achieve high tolerances and a better quality surface finish. Provide 20% greater strength than hot-rolled steel Free of rust and scale Requires little to no secondary processing as it doesnt shrink after the process. Applications Cold rolled steel is often used for applications that require tighter tolerances and better surface finishes. Application uses for cold-rolled steel include: Home appliances: Cold-rolled steel sheets are used to build microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, washing machines, etc. It has corrosion-resistant properties, is durable, and has an appealing appearance. Metal furniture: It has a clean and smooth surface. Therefore, Cold rolled steel is used for furniture products, such as office furniture, chairs, tables, kitchen furniture, and other metal furniture. Mechanical Components: Rods, bearings, clumps, barrels, and other mechanical components are made from cold rolling steel. APL Apollo has a portfolio of structural steel products including columns, tubes, hollow sections, pre-painted galvanised sheets, solar panel frames, square sections, coils and more that can be used in diverse industries. They use cutting-edge technology like Direct Forming Technology and Electrical Resistance Welding Technology to create the best quality structural steel that is durable and corrosion resistant combined with aesthetic appeal. To Sum Up! As you can see both hot rolled and cold rolled steel can be used in numerous applications. Both types are used in diverse industries.APL Apollo is a leader in producing hot and cold rolled steels using the latest technology. We operate multi-unit facilities equipped with top-of-the-line machinery and equipment. You can visit www.aplapollo.com to check out our entire range.
How are APL Apollo Products eco-friendly?

Oct-31-2022

How are APL Apollo Products eco-friendly?

Every company is going ahead to make the world greener. APL Apollo is not behind in building a sustainable environment for the new age. In 2019, Apollo launched its Green Initiative Program to promote environmental consciousness and sustainability. So, if you are looking for eco-friendly construction materials, you are at the right place. Over the years, steel products have become the first choice for developing rural and urban infrastructure. Because of its high durability and tolerance, steel is widely used for commercial and industrial purposes. It is the best replacement for wooden and other conventional products. Nevertheless, if you are curious about why APL products are eco-friendly, find out more in this blog. The Best Eco-Friendly APL Apollo Products APL Apollo is a steel manufacturing company that has committed to sustainable growth. Steel is available in different grades and ranges. They have evolved as the best solution to tackle the growing environmental concerns. Here are the top reasons why steel is known as an eco-friendly product: Steel is the most recyclable product, which means it can be turned into other things or shaped into other products. It is also easy to separate from waste using magnets. Steel can be recycled without any degradation in its quality as well. Steel is alloyed with carbon, which makes it highly corrosion-resistant, making it ideal for a variety of applications. As a result, the demand for other building materials has been reduced and limited resources have been conserved. Reduce Waste: Apollo steel products can also reduce the waste in nature. As steel is a recyclable material, it will not add more to the non-recyclable materials. It will save the environment by creating quality products for customers. Highly Durable: Steel is made of carbon, iron, and other elements. Thus, it is durable and strong enough to withstand extreme conditions. Investing in more durable products saves time, money, and energy in the production of materials. The consumption of fossil fuels and finite resources will also be reduced by using APL Apollo construction materials. Excellent Tensile Strength: The high tensile strength of steel allows concrete structures to be stronger and can support more weight. It prevents structures from expanding or water exposure. Hence, steel-based applications can perform well for the long term. Long-lasting: Structures made of steel will not rot, split, crack, or creep like those made of wood. Also, the steel quality remains the same even after years of utilization. It requires little to no maintenance and saves costs. It will control deforestation and reduce the need for trees for building door frames and windows. So less wood consumption will stop soil erosion, which often causes natural disasters. The structure lasts longer and is less likely to be infested by insects or weathered like wooden structures. Sum Up! All the above reasons show that steel products are durable for use, even in extreme weather and climates. There is no need to destroy nature and its resources to build infrastructure and commercial buildings. Choosing APl Apollo products will be a wise decision for your projects. It makes sense to opt for environmentally friendly options that do their bit towards making the planet a better place to live.Click here to find out more about us.
Factors to consider when buying colour-coated coil and sheets from the market?

Oct-22-2022

Factors to consider when buying colour-coated coil and sheets from the market?

Colour-coated coils and sheets are widely used pre-engineered building materials. It is a versatile product used for various applications, including home appliances, furniture, airports, industrial, and warehouses. Colour-coated steel sheets and coils use steel coils as substrates and are coated with various organic coatings. These pre Coloured steel sheets and coils are manufactured by the top structural steel company, APL Apollo Tubes. It also offers excellent electro-resistance as a high-quality PEBsteel structure solution. The colour-coated steel coils are produced as pre-painted steel sheets and then cut to size and marketed as the finished products. The sheet’s colour comes from the steel colour-coated coils. Pre-painted steel coils are predominantly used to improve the aesthetic value of PEB structures. Apart from this, it offers other advantages such as durability and corrosion resistance. Several companies that manufacture steel also produce colour-coated products. It is confusing to buy the best colour-coated products. This blog will share the factors to consider when purchasing colour-coated structural steel sheets. How to Choose Color-coated Coils and Sheets from the market? The construction material will not only meet your expectation but also reduce the purchasing costs. Consider the following factors when choosing pre-painted steel products: Measure Coating Thickness Whenever buying colour-coated sheets, it is important to check the coating thickness of the product. Substrate and coating thickness may vary depending on the application, use environment, and durability. The thickness of the coating will increase its durability and prolong its life. Must be Hot-Dipped Galvanized Sheets Before finalizing the structural steel coil/tubes, one major thing to consider is whether it is a galvanized sheet or a galvalume sheet. Manufacturers of color-coated sheets use hot-dip galvanized and galvalume sheets for their superior corrosion resistance. Its mechanical properties make Galvalume sheets suitable for industrial projects in highly corrosive environments. Types and Colors of top/back paint PE(polyethylene), SMP (mix of Silicon & Polyester), HDP, and PVDF are four popular top paints that differ in hardness, adhesion, durability, and other qualities. The most often coating used is PE which offers average durability, decent hardness and flexibility, and is available at a reasonable price. SMP is better than HMP because it is durable, glossy, and colour-retaining. However, it is less flexible. HDP is more durable than PE and also less expensive. PVDF has outstanding durability and flexibility, but it is less colourful and more expensive. The top coat should follow these factors such as the use purpose, the environment, the designed life, durability, processing method, etc. to prolong the life of the PEB steel sheets. Back paint is often chosen based on the application and use environment. When the environment is not corrosive, one layer of paint is sufficient. The back paint must adhere well if it is pasted with thermal insulation materials. Buy by Weight Rather than Per Piece To construct their pre-Engineered steel building, you should purchase steel priced by weight rather than per piece. When working on large metal projects, precise weight calculation is crucial to reducing the weight economically and physically. Knowing the weight of steel sheets is essential if you plan to transport or lift them with cranes or hydraulic equipment. In Summary! Hopefully, the list of factors will help you to buy suitable colour-coated sheets from the market. APL Apollo is one of the leading structural steel manufacturers in India, with years of expertise in the structural steel sector. We offer safe and efficient structural steel tubes and pipes structures at reasonable pricing by leveraging our experience and cutting-edge technologies. To check out the entire range of APL Apollo structural steel products, please visit www.aplapollo.com and we will be happy to serve you.
Find out how you can rejuvenate the PEB industry with APL Apollo Steel Building Solutions!

Oct-22-2022

Find out how you can rejuvenate the PEB industry with APL Apollo Steel Building Solutions!

Apollo high-performance materials are revolutionizing the PEB steel industry. APL Apollo always brings out something new and innovative that can rejuvenate the construction industry. Yet again, the company has unveiled structural steel building solutions to transform the future of the building and construction industry. APL Apollo Group has come out with a wide range of heavy structural steel products, including Apollo Column tubes. These structural tubes are hollow steel sections made of black steel. It offers a futuristic edge to the structures. Besides, with Apollo Column tubes and Steel Building Solutions technology, Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) can be completed faster and more efficiently. It will offer cost-effectiveness and elevate the design of your projects. Therefore, structural tubes are known as the heart of the PEB structures. Do you want to discover how steel structural steel tubes help rejuvenate the PEB industry? Then continue reading to learn about the advantages of these Apollo steel building options. In India, Apollo Column is a popular product available in square hollow section, rectangle hollow section and circular hollow section. SHS is available in sizes starting from 12×12 mm to 300x300mm. RHS is available from 26x13mm to 400x200mm while CHS is available from 21.33mm to 355.6 mm. It also offers size and design flexibility, consistent strength, and better torsional strength. Six Ways APL Apollo Structural Steel Tubes Rejuvenate the PEB Industry Save Cost and Time: The main advantage of adopting hollow structural parts is their inexpensive cost. The use of APL Apollo Structural Steel Column Tubes can minimize total project costs. Because HSS sections are lightweight, they are easy to transport and erect. As a result, this pre-engineered building material will lower both material and project expenses. Higher Torsional Strength: APL Apollo column tubes are hollow steel sections with an advantage for PEB tubular constructions. Using steel tube columns will provide higher strength than non tubular beams. Because of its high torsional strength, it is the ideal product for building towers, bridges, cranes, highway guardrails, sign supports, and other structures. Therefore, they are known as high-strength welded steel tubes or HSS. Superior Performance: These pre-engineered steel tubes can be used to construct the complete structure. Because they are popular for their high performance, they provide strength to buildings. Because of its advantageous qualities, it is an excellent choice for various structures such as hospitals, factories, warehouses, cold storage, retail malls, commercial offices, etc. No-ground Fabrication: ERW structural tubes will reduce fabrication time. Because it is pre-fabricated, precisely engineered, and cut to length, there is little or no on-site fabrication required. It accelerates the construction process. High Tensile Strength: Hollow structural sections have emerged as an irreplaceable construction material due to their high load-bearing capacity. It can bear maximum stress without breaking out. Thus, the use of square structural tubes has gained considerable significance in PEB’s construction. Eco-friendly: The Apollo steel building product line is manufactured with a long-term environmental strategy. Square tubes are also produced from recycled steel, which helps to save limited resources. Moreover, it will stop the felling of precious trees and become a better replacement for wood. While improving architectural aesthetics, APL Apollo column tubes can benefit the pre-engineered building (PEB) industry by achieving speed, saving construction costs, creating quality structures, and promoting a sustainable environment. These exclusive products are the future of the construction and building industry, which encompasses strength, tolerance, and long-lasting service life. Visit www.aplapollo.com and enquire now for new projects or to explore the entire product range.
5 Advantages of ERW Steel Pipe

Oct-1-2022

5 Advantages of ERW Steel Pipe

Are you looking for the best steel pipes for your project? You have recently heard about ERW steel pipes that can help you meet high and low-pressure requirements. These rounded steel pipes are mostly used for oil, natural gas, and other vapour-liquid transportation. Therefore, other engineering applications can also use these round structural steel pipes for fencing, scaffolding, line pipes, etc. No doubt, it has become more popular in the transportation pipe & construction tube industry. Learn how ERW steel pipes are manufactured and the advantages of using them. What is ERW Steel Pipe? Electrical Resistance Welded ( ERW) Structural Steel Pipe is made of carbon steel coil, which has low strength and hardness properties. Also, the durability is increased by the weld seam that runs parallel to the pipe. At APL Apollo, ERW structural steel pipes and tubes are manufactured by transforming cold flat steel strips into rounded tubes and passing them through a set of forming rollers to produce a longitudinal seam. The two edges of a seam are heated with a high-frequency resistance and pressed together to form a bond. No metal filling will be needed for the longitudinal ERW as impurities in the heat zone are extruded during the welding process. Thus, this process makes electro-welded steel pipe more durable. Five Key Advantages of Apollo ERW Steel Pipes Steel ERW pipes are formed from hot rolled steel plates through repeated shaping, bending, welding, heat treatment, sizing, straightening, cutting, and heat treatment. 1) High dimensional accuracy: Electrical-resistance welded pipes are rounded pipes with a small diameter and thin width of the wall. It is made with high-frequency induction welding to achieve accurate dimensions. 2) Good mechanical properties: Manufacturers can control the strip rolling of ERW steel pipe effortlessly because of its innovative welding technology. ERW Steel pipes can be rolled effortlessly because of its innovative welding technology, which enables manufacturers to control the strip rolling process. The welded part is also passed through online heat treatment technology to improve its performance. Hence, it helps to reduce material wastage. 3) Higher Elongation: Straight seam welded steel pipe can elongate 8% -10% higher than traditional seamless steel pipes. Besides, an electric-welded steel pipe consumes less carbon than other steel tubes and pipes. 4)Uniform wall thickness: ERW steel pipe has high concentricity and uniform thickness after heat treatment. Its microstructure makes the steel pipe more durable and resistant to collapse. Also, it offers higher elongation compared to other seamless steel pipes. 5) Longitudinal resistance: Welded steel tubes undergo rigorous heat treatment to ensure their durability. It will not collapse during transit and can provide high resistance to all external forces. This is why it can be used to manufacture small diameter thin-walled pipes, commonly used in the city to transport gas and crude oil. Summing Up! Only the best ERW steel pipes will offer you all the advantages mentioned in the list. APL Apollo manufactures structural steel pipes and tubes with higher resistance to heat and temperature. They are easy to install and have a long service life. Click here to know more.
Newly launched Steel Building Solutions (SBS) by APL Apollo

Aug-24-2022

Newly launched Steel Building Solutions (SBS) by APL Apollo

As part of their endeavour to offer the latest innovations, APL Apollo has recently launched the next-generation steel building solutions that should revolutionize the construction industry. Building materials that are of excellent quality, offer value for money, improve project execution time and remain environmentally friendly would greatly benefit the construction industry. Tubular structural steel construction solutions help the industry to build faster and better. Tubes are currently used only in 10-15% of the structure to make the truss, bracing, joist, column and facade. The reasons for low utilisation are the lack of availability of larger sizes, limited size range, wastage, large MoQ and the lead time. APL Apollo, with its new range, is set to disrupt the status quo. With sizes ranging from 12x12mm to 500x500mm, and 1000x1000mm to be launched soon, APL Apollo is the largest producer and supplier of structural steel tubes in India with about 55% of the market share. Over 6000 tons of ERW tubes per day are manufactured at plants of APL Apollo. The tubes are cut into the desired length (of 4-12m) in the CTL Line to minimise wastage and the cut-to-length tubes are transferred to the fabricator’s workshop. The tubes are sandblasted and then connected using connectors. The connected structures are painted and the structure parts are transferred to the construction site. The civil foundation is laid and the anchor bolts are arranged at the site to install tube columns. The entire steel building solution is completed with zero on-site fabrication resulting in quick and efficient project completion with minimum wastage. Tubular steel building solutions are perfect for medical buildings,housing, schools,courts,high-rise buildings,hotels,malls,offices,warehouses,cold storage,food parks,factory buildings,process structures,oxygen plants,aviation hangers, data centres and more. If you compare the steel structure to the standard RCC structure from a cost-benefit analysis point of view, you will find that the steel structure is extremely cost-effective and saves a significant amount of time as well. It takes 8 days per slab for steel structure while it is around 24 days per slab for RCC structure. If you look at the revenue analysis, tubular steel building solutions offer 2% additional carpet area with advanced revenue/cash flows and reduced construction time. The superstructure is ready 65% faster offering financial cost savings and early commencement of the project. Using an RCC structure will push up the project cost by 5% i.e. around Rs 250-300 per sq.ft. Overall using the steel structure will push project IRR up by 1.5% while offering 2% additional area. Moreover, tubular steel solutions are environmentally friendly causing no air pollution and aiding in water conservation. Steel is recyclable, has superior strength, is earthquake resistant and offers extra clear height up to 6%. The construction of buildings contributes to 30% of indirect and indirect CO2 emissions. Structural steel is preferred for buildings because steel can be recycled multiple times.Studies have shown that the replacement of RCC with steel structures can reduce emission by 60%. The tubular steel solutions offered by APL Apollo are expected to usher in a revolution in the construction industry with far-reaching benefits to all stakeholders and a positive impact on the environment. For information on the products please enquire on https://aplapollo.com/
How to select the right steel doors that match your interior design!

Aug-24-2022

How to select the right steel doors that match your interior design!

You must have often heard the expression,” You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Your main door is the first impression that you create when you have visitors and it gives them a fair idea of what lies inside. The main door is critical when it comes to safety and security apart from aesthetics and it is essential that you apply your mind before finalising this important aspect of your home. Interior doors are equally important but they need not be as strong as the main door for obvious reasons. Keeping all this in mind, APL Apollo makes beautiful steel doors and steel door frames that are perfect for your home. Wood and steel are the main options available for doors. In today’s times when people are becoming more aware of the environment and the need to conserve the same, leading to a conscious shift to steel doors that combine strength and aesthetics while saving trees leading to a win-win proposition for all concerned Steel doors have an edge over traditional wooden doors because of their strength and durability and with modern cutting-edge technology, they have incorporated an element of aesthetics and elegance to create a piece that can accentuate the beauty of your home. Broadly you would need three types of doors – Main Door Interior Doors Bathroom Doors You will need to make sure that the doors are aligned with your interior design to enhance the ambience of your home. The location and size of the doors are important considerations that will help you choose the right steel doors for your home. Remember the main door needs to be extra strong and durable while the interior doors need to be functional. So the strength of the steel gauge can vary depending on the purpose for which you choose it. Beautiful Homes with APL Apollo have a mobile app called Aalishaan that can help you select the best door designs that can blend perfectly with the interior design of your home. They can offer you an inspiration to select the right designs from their wide range of doors to enhance the beauty of your residence. Apollo Chaukhat and Apollo Wondoor combine to create complete door solutions that combine aesthetics and durability to create timeless pieces that are in synchronization with your layout. You can use the Aalishaan app to contact the fabricators directly and get them to assemble the doors as per your requirements. The weight calculator will help you estimate the amount of steel required for the doors and work out the cost. Steel doors with a wooden paint finish are the trending choice for modern homes as they combine elegance with strength and provide a green solution that is environmentally friendly. Being long-lasting and providing recyclability, Apollo steel doors and chaukhat are fast replacing wood as the choice of the modern environment-conscious generation. Steel doors from APL Apollo have several interesting features – The steel doors are fire resistant. They are cost effective They are termite proof Steel doors from APL Apollo are durable They can be fitted easily They are customisable and can be made to precision They are environmentally friendly and are better than the alternatives available Steel can be recycled n number of times APL Apollo with its range of modern steel doors that are perfectly suited for the fast -paced modern culture offers its customers the advantage of the Aalishaan mobile app to make the most of its offerings. Check out http://apollotricoat.com/apollo-wondoor/ for the complete range of classy steel doors that can cater to all your needs
Advantages of PEB structures in various high-rise buildings, hospitals, commercial buildings, airports etc.

Aug-24-2022

Advantages of PEB structures in various high-rise buildings, hospitals, commercial buildings, airports etc.

In the modern fast-paced world, time is of the essence and all innovations that assist in expediting project execution are welcome. Pre-engineered buildings or PEBs fall under this category. They are perfect for high-rise buildings, hospitals, airports, commercial buildings and more. Let us explore the advantages of PEBs which make them the ideal choice for numerous construction projects. What are Pre-engineered Buildings? Pre-engineered buildings are manufactured in a factory in parts and assembled at the construction site. This is called structural engineering. Unlike traditional steel buildings which are constructed from scratch at the site, pre-engineered buildings are tailored to plan at the factory taking into account the specific requirements. They are then transported to the site and fixed using bolted connections.PEB structures are lighter compared to traditional steel buildings since they are made with tubular steel and can be transported easily to the site. Advantages of Pre-engineered Buildings Pre-engineered buildings conform to international standards, are cost-effective and help to complete projects on time. They are increasingly being preferred as a modern efficient alternative to traditional steel structures. Strength and Durability Steel is a strong and durable building material that can withstand the vagaries of nature. Whether it is extreme heat, rains, storms or earthquakes, steel structures can bear the onslaught quite well. The addition of Galvalume to the steel makes it rust resistant and ensures the longevity of the structure. Good for the Environment The use of structural steel for construction is good for the environment as it reduces the cutting down of trees. The use of steel doesn’t cause pollution. It can be recycled infinitely which means there is minimum wastage and no loss of value over a long period of time. Switching to a green construction material is beneficial for the planet at large. Time Savings Using PEB structures can reduce the project execution time considerably. Once the building plans are approved, the entire structure can be fabricated in weeks and delivered to the site along with the foundation and anchor bolts ready to be secured into place at the site. This allows the flexibility to come up with entire structures in a short period of time without any compromise on quality. Cost Savings Since PEB structures can be erected quickly and are simple to assemble, the labour involved is less compared to traditional steel buildings. Moreover, since the structural steel tubes are lighter, it is cheaper to transport them to the construction site. This combined with time savings ensures that the total project works out much cheaper. Range of Options There are a variety of options to choose from once the building design is ready. APL Apollo offers a range of tubular building solutions that can be used to assemble your dream structure quickly and economically while not compromising on the aesthetic elegance of the structure. APL Apollo is at the forefront of the pre-engineered building revolution. It is constantly coming up with new innovations using the latest structural steel technology to create next-generation building solutions that can save considerable time and costs while changing the building landscape. To know more about APL Apollo and its offerings please visit https://aplapollo.com/
Newly launched Steel Building Solutions (SBS) by APL Apollo

Aug-18-2022

Newly launched Steel Building Solutions (SBS) by APL Apollo

As part of their endeavour to offer the latest innovations, APL Apollo has recently launched the next-generation steel building solutions that should revolutionize the construction industry. Building materials that are of excellent quality, offer value for money, improve project execution time and remain environmentally friendly would greatly benefit the construction industry. Tubular structural steel construction solutions help the industry to build faster and better. Tubes are currently used only in 10-15% of the structure to make the truss, bracing, joist, column and facade. The reasons for low utilisation are the lack of availability of larger sizes, limited size range, wastage, large MoQ and the lead time. APL Apollo, with its new range, is set to disrupt the status quo. With sizes ranging from 12x12mm to 500x500mm, and 1000x1000mm to be launched soon, APL Apollo is the largest producer and supplier of structural steel tubes in India with about 55% of the market share. Over 6000 tons of ERW tubes per day are manufactured at plants of APL Apollo. The tubes are cut into the desired length (of 4-12m) in the CTL Line to minimise wastage and the cut-to-length tubes are transferred to the fabricator’s workshop. The tubes are sandblasted and then connected using connectors. The connected structures are painted and the structure parts are transferred to the construction site. The civil foundation is laid and the anchor bolts are arranged at the site to install tube columns. The entire construction is completed with zero on-site fabrication resulting in quick and efficient project completion with minimum wastage. Tubular construction solutions are perfect for hospitals,housing, schools,courts,high-rise buildings,hotels,malls,offices,warehouses,cold storage,food parks,factory buildings,process structures,oxygen plants,aviation hangers, data centres and more. If you compare the steel structure to the standard RCC structure from a cost-benefit analysis point of view, you will find that the steel structure is extremely cost-effective and saves a significant amount of time as well. It takes 8 days per slab for steel structure while it is around 24 days per slab for RCC structure. If you look at the revenue analysis, tubular steel structures offer 2% additional carpet area with advanced revenue/cash flows and reduced construction time. The superstructure is ready 65% faster offering financial cost savings and early commencement of the project. Using an RCC structure will push up the project cost by 5% i.e. around Rs 250-300 per sq.ft. Overall using the steel structure will push project IRR up by 1.5% while offering 2% additional area. Moreover, tubular steel solutions are environmentally friendly causing no air pollution and aiding in water conservation. Steel is recyclable, has superior strength, is earthquake resistant and offers extra clear height up to 6%. The construction of buildings contributes to 30% of indirect and indirect CO2 emissions. Structural steel is preferred for buildings because steel can be recycled multiple times.Studies have shown that the replacement of RCC with steel structures can reduce emission by 60%. The tubular steel solutions offered by APL Apollo are expected to usher in a revolution in the construction industry with far-reaching benefits to all stakeholders and a positive impact on the environment. For information on the products please visit https://aplapollo.com/ .
New And Innovative Colour Coated Purlin, Door Frame, Solar Panel Solution For Structures

Jul-20-2022

New And Innovative Colour Coated Purlin, Door Frame, Solar Panel Solution For Structures

APL Apollo, the leader in structural steel tubes and pipes in India, takes innovation very seriously and comes with new product ranges developed with the latest technology. With a capacity of 2.6 million tons, it has warehouses and branches in 29 cities catering to the length and breadth of the country and exporting to over 20 countries. Their product range is used as load-bearing building materials in housing and commercial construction across the country. In its latest breakthrough, APL Apollo has launched its novel APL Navrang range offering colour-coated galvanized sheets for various applications. The idea is to use superior technology to provide pre-painted galvanized sheets that can be used in various applications adding value and aesthetic elegance at the same time. As part of this range, APL Apollo offers colour-coated purlins, door frames and solar panel solutions. Applications of pre-painted sheets: Solar Panel Frames – These are manufactured from high-quality pre-painted galvanized sheets which make them a superior alternative to Galvanized Iron for constructing solar panel frames. These panels are built to withstand tough weather conditions and are extremely durable. The advanced technology of Alu Zinc line has been deployed for this purpose which offers higher heat resistance and reflectivity that makes the product sturdy and long-lasting. Moreover, they are available in classy colours which makes them aesthetically pleasing. C and Z Purlins – These are specially designed for Purlin and Girt Applications and offer cheaper and environment-friendly alternatives to Galvanized Iron. They are more durable and malleable and offer a superior option in comparison to post-painted metal. Their ultra-flexible bend property from 0T to 3T, edge protection with coatings and epoxy coatings for better adhesion make them suitable for bridging. Prepainted parts have two coats of paint tightly bonded to the metal in contrast to a single coat on post-painted metal. This improves corrosion resistance and enhances longevity. Door Frames- Navrang open door frames are a class apart as they combine the strength of steel with classy elegance to create a cool solution for your spaces. These steel door frames are resistant to corrosion and humidity, making them very durable. Furthermore, the door frames stay termite-free, are recyclable and overall environmentally friendly. These features make Navrang superior to galvanized iron frames. Shutter Frames Apollo Navrang provides steel frames or pattis for shutters that are sturdier and aesthetically more pleasing. Roof Sheds If you are looking for durable roof sheds, Apollo Navrang can provide you with the perfect material to construct the same. They are weather resistant, environment friendly and remain termite free. Automobile Bodies Apollo Navrang can be used in the automobile industry to build the chassis for vehicles. The material is extremely strong and the prepainted galvanized sheets allow for faster production door frame. Apollo Navrang is focused on creating a superior range of products that are ready to use in diverse applications. The double coat of paint on galvanized sheets keeps the metal in perfect condition braving the vagaries of nature. They offer value for money as they will last longer and need less maintenance or replacement. Since they are pre-painted, they can save a lot of time in project execution which leads to lower overheads. APL Apollo is the undisputed leader when it comes to innovative breakthroughs in structural steel tubes and pipes.The new APL Navrang range is a win-win solution on all fronts and it deserves a look-in if you are looking for construction materials.You can check out the entire range right here at https://aplapollo.com/apollo-navrang/
APL Apollo Tubes providing tubular building solutions VS beams building solutions

Jul-20-2022

APL Apollo Tubes providing tubular building solutions VS beams building solutions

APL Apollo group is India’s largest manufacturer of structural steel pipes and tubes, with an annual capacity of more than 2.6 million tons. As a part of the SG Group, it caters extensively to India, and exports to over 20 countries globally. The company’s vast distribution network is spread across the domestic region with warehouse and branch offices in 29 cities. Its structural steel tubes are used in a variety of load-bearing and construction materials in residential and commercial infrastructure projects. The Indian PEB industry, which primarily uses conventional 3 plates (I or H) steel products, is around 1 million metric tons in size (non-tubular sections). In PEB structures, steel tubes account for only 5% of the total. There is enormous potential for increased demand for affordable modular PEB structures, as well as how increasing the composition of structural steel tubes will result in more cost-effective, stronger, and longer-lasting structures, as well as allow project completion time to be reduced. Let us look at the advantages of tubular building solutions over beam building solutions – Cost Advantage – There is a significant cost advantage in using structural steel tubes over beams which will impact the overall project cost. They need less concrete to be mounted. Efficiency – The tubular sections can be used to complete the construction more efficiently as they come in box sections with smooth finishes. Faster Project Execution – Tubular building solutions will ensure faster completion of projects due to less labour requirement as it comes in customized length and sizes. APL Apollo produces structural steel tubes that can be used to build smart and efficient structures that combine aesthetics with strength and durability. In the coming years, the surge in demand for tubular building solutions might help generate a new yearly market of 200,000 tonnes for its ‘Apollo Column’ higher sizes and higher thickness steel tubes. APL already has a large market share in this category, which will grow even more next year with the introduction of a structural steel tube with a dimension of 500 x 500 mm. APL’s goal is to grow Apollo Column’s market share by a factor of ten. Warehouses, hospitals, airports, industrial sheds, and commercial and residential complexes are among the areas where the company is pursuing tubular PEB steel building solutions. Given the government’s strong drive to strengthen farm supply chain infrastructure and rural housing infrastructure, warehouse construction and affordable housing projects will be in high demand in the future years. To know more, please visit https://aplapollo.com/.
Galvanized VS galvanized + pre-painted (colour coated) coils & sheets

Jul-18-2022

Galvanized VS galvanized + pre-painted (colour coated) coils & sheets

APL Apollo group is India’s largest manufacturer of structural steel pipes and tubes, with an annual production capacity of more than 2.6 million tons. As a part of the SG Group, it caters extensively to India, and exports to over 20 countries globally. The company’s vast distribution network is spread across the domestic region within warehouse and branch offices in 29 cities. Its structural steel tubes and pipes are used in a variety of load-bearing and construction materials in residential and commercial infrastructure projects. APL Apollo manufactures structural steel tubes and pipes from steel coils and sheets using the latest cutting-edge technology. In addition to galvanizing the sheets and coils, it offers prepainted sheets and coils which provide a superior edge over normal galvanized sheets and coils. What are PPGI and PPGL coils and sheets? The coating applied to each variety is the fundamental distinction between the two types of steel coil. A layer of zinc is evenly applied on PPGI or a galvanized and pre-painted steel coil. The zinc coating protects the base material against corrosion, extending the product’s useful life. The PPGL steel coil, on the other hand, is prepainted, and coated with a mixture of aluminum, zinc, and other trace metals. Galvalume coatings are typically composed of 55 percent aluminum, 43.4 percent zinc, and 1.6 percent trace elements. There are a few differences between simple galvanized sheets and pre-painted galvanized sheets. Prepainted galvanized sheets provide superior corrosion resistance compared to normal galvanized sheets. They ensure that rusting due to exposure to moisture is prevented by providing a protective coating. They have barrier protection of zinc combined with hybrid 03 colour coatings over the base metal. Colour-coated galvanized sheets are aesthetically pleasing compared to normal galvanized sheets. They can be used directly in several applications and add a dash of brightness to the structure The superior coating technology offers higher durability and adds to the strength of steel making the prepainted galvanized sheets a better choice.They have at least 4X service life compared to normal galvanized sheets. The use of prepainted galvanized sheets eliminates the need for the replacement of sheets due to rusting or damage by harsh weather conditions as they are resistant to cracking and peeling. The pre-painted galvanized sheets have higher heat stability and heat reflective properties compared to galvanized sheets. Prepainted galvanized sheets are highly fire resistant and non combustible which makes them perfect for PEB segment. The colour-coated sheets have a superior anti finger print coating that enhances its look. It has a uniform coating on all sides unlike post painted galvanized sheets which have a single coating on the exposed side. They have edge protection with coatings. Epoxy coatings are possible in prepainted galvanised sheets for better adhesion over metals. Compared to normal galvanized sheets, the prepainted galvanized sheets are more flexible with extra bend properties of 0T to 3T. PPGI AND PPGL The coil is often made of hot-dip zinc-coated (GI) steel or an aluminium-zinc/galvalume (AZ/GL) substrate and is processed on a continuous paint coating line (CCL), where the metal’s surface is cleaned, pre-treated, and several layers of organic coatings are added. Colour-coated material blends the strength and formability of steel with the corrosion resistance of zinc and paint in our product line. We offer the most diverse colour palette on the market. Furthermore, the hues and degree of gloss can be customized to meet your needs. Color Coated Prepainted Galvanized Steel Coils & Prepainted Aluzinc Steel Coils (PPGI / PPGL) are available in the market in coils, sheets, split strips, and profiled sheets. These galvanized and pre-painted colour-coated coils and sheets can be used in a variety of applications. They last longer without rusting and look attractive when used in structures as they come in a range of bright colours. They can be used for roofing warehouses sheds, fences, factory walls, solar panels, automobile parts, home appliances and so many more. You can check out APL Apollo’s new Navrang range for all your needs for coils and sheets and you will never be disappointed.
Top 8 categories to focus while creating your dream home

Jun-8-2022

Top 8 categories to focus while creating your dream home

After a long day at work, one longs to return to a place they can call home. The decor is one of the numerous factors that contribute to a house being a home. The use of color, furniture arrangement, and how everything is placed together all play a role in shaping the mood of the area. These are the key factors to keep in mind when designing your dream home with beautiful home decor. Many homes have a color palette that isn’t supported by a thought process. As a result, it does not create a space that one would ideally want to return to. so, Here are some inspirations you can take Inspiration: Discover new home décor ideas and trends with APL Apollo Aalishaan App. Our tubes can be utilized for both indoor and outdoor decoration. You can figure out the best ways to use structural steel tubes for your exterior and interiors. Browse the Products: Learn about the various products created from APL Apollo steel tubes and select the best one for your home needs. There are numerous options available from doors and windows to fences to wardrobes, racks, partitions and more. Find Local Fabricators: This tool assists you in locating the closest fabricator’s steel store nearby you. All you have to do is contact the fabricator and have the blueprints created for your home. You can choose the design you like and get your local fabricator to make it for you. Beautiful Homes with Apollo connect with steel fabricators across the country via the Aalishan app. Design Library: The application includes a design library for a wide range of APL Apollo products. You can get a wide variety of ideas by going through the app which will help you in building your dream home. Here are some other ideas that can help you build your dream home. Consider each room to be a clean slate. Take notice of the existing elements in your property that might be used as inspiration for house decorating ideas. Crown moulding, wooden beams, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and mosaic-tile backsplashes are all architectural characteristics worth highlighting. These elements are not only expensive in appearance; they are also costly. Make them as visible as possible—keep them clean and clutter-free, and make them the centre point of the area. Replace your toss pillows. Replace your throw cushions as an easy home design suggestion for our living room. Throw cushions, whether purchased or handmade, are an easy way to embellish and brighten a room. Homeowners replace their outdated throw pillows with brighter, fuller cushions—or simply buy sparkling new pillow coverings. “You can combine a variety of colors and textures, and mix and match different groupings,”. However, more is not always better. Display artwork on the walls. Hanging unique art pieces on the walls is another simple and inexpensive home décor tip for your living room and bedroom. Framed works, from family photos to DIY art, can make a house feel like a home. Before hanging any artwork, homeowners should choose where everything should go and how to hang it properly. “Make sure the art you choose is the proper size and scale for the wall you’re decorating, and keep in mind that you don’t need artwork on every vacant wall,” says the designer. Make your own “built-in” structures. The key to having any piece look personalised, from bookshelves to kitchen cabinets, is to have it fit precisely into your home. The simplest method to accomplish this appearance is to extend them from floor to ceiling. A bookshelf that spans an entire wall always appears more expensive than one that stands alone. You can get excellent ideas for these from the Design Library. The Aalishan App by APL Apollo is available on Android and iOS. Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?%20d=com.mover.aplapollo IOS Link: https://apps.apple.com/in/app/beautiful-home-with-apl-apollo/id1575548591
How to choose the right structural steel tubes for infrastructure projects!

Jun-7-2022

How to choose the right structural steel tubes for infrastructure projects!

Structural steel tubes are the most common construction materials. They are welded tubes available in different shapes, such as circular, oval, square, and rectangular. Steel tubes are used for welded, bolted, or riveted construction of bridges and buildings. High-quality steel pipes are durable and sustain natural disasters. It is a type of construction material that can be used for various structural applications. There are different structural tubes present in the market. To choose the right steel tube for your project, you should know about the structural pipes used for a variety of applications. Different Types of Structural Pipes: ERW steel pipe: It is typically known as the premium quality pipe. It is mainly used for oil and gas transportation. It is the seamless line pipe manufactured for sign pole, dock, and tunnel construction. Spiral steel pipes are the right fit for road casing, piling, and trenches. Because of its economical and durable structure, this tube offers long-lasting quality. Seamless structural steel tube is a durable product that works best for dock piling, pipe piling, caissons, and bollards. DSAQ carbon steel pipe is a welded pipe. It is welded from the outside and inside. It is also available in different grades. This construction material is useful in the building of road casing, culverts, and more. Fence pipe is a popular structural tube for building fences. It is highly durable and robust. Parking lots and enclosing parks are commonly made from this building material. After acquiring knowledge of different steel tubes, it is time to choose the right one for your infrastructure project. Structural Steel tube is a popular product among commercial contractors for urban planning. Now, you know that not all structural pipes are the same. They have different grades and can be used for certain applications. It has high versatility and durability, which makes it suitable for large projects. Criteria For Structural Steel Selection The right selection of piping is critical for the success of your construction building project. Steel structural tubes can work as a support for construction or add functionality. But it depends on the requirements and construction expectations. Here, we aim to select the right structural tubes for design and construction. Process Design Conditions Pipe Material for Construction Piping Design Loads Insulation & Cladding on Piping Piping General Arrangements Thermal forces, moments & displacement of piping Ease of operation, inspection, and installation Support Function Occasional loads Summing Up! Steel tube selection is not a simple job. APLApollo is a leading Indian Structural Steel brand that can help you select the best and most affordable products for your construction. This premium brand is a pioneer in manufacturing structural steel pipes. Apollo Steel Pipes Company is a one-stop platform for all construction and building materials required. You can click on https://aplapollo.com/ for more information. One of our experts will be able to assist you to select the perfect structural steel tubes for all your projects.
Why is steel called the backbone of the modern industry?

Jun-1-2022

Why is steel called the backbone of the modern industry?

Steel is one of the most commonly used materials in construction. Steel is the strongest metal that helps to resist seismic tremors and more. One of the main reasons why people consider the use of steel in modern industry is because it helps to manage the ecological balance by replacing wood. Why is Steel Beneficial? Obtained from iron ore, steel is one of the strongest materials. It is identified because of its malleability, ductility and toughness. Therefore, these can be easily cut, rolled into sheets or drawn into wires. One of the main benefits of using steel is that it can be turned into special alloys. The combination of nickel, copper and aluminium with steel can be of great help. The alloy of steel will help to boost durability and also prevents the risk of rust. All these characteristics contribute to making steel the backbone of modern industry. Steel can be used for numerous applications such as making safety pins, large ships and more. It is also effective for machinery. In modern days, steel can actually be a great source for fixing a wide range of problems. Furthermore, the use of steel also contributes to boosting the modern-day economy. Structural Steel Pipes and Tubes are Strong The structural steel tube can prove to be extremely beneficial. It is mostly used in the construction industry. Therefore, some of the common reasons why steel may be a prominent choice include the following: ● Quality Most steel manufacturers rely on steel for the prefabrication methods. The use of steel ensures that it can help to boost the installation process. The use of good quality steel increases the longevity of the structure. ● Strength and safety Steel has the same strength as concrete. Structural steel pipe can be of great help because it is immensely strong. One of the significant benefits of steel is that it can be easily controlled. Steel can easily withstand flame. However, the only problem is that it will lose its strength if the temperature is way too high. The steel structure is easily covered in refractory materials that can offer constant protection against parasites and moulds. Furthermore, it can also be protected against corrosion. ● Flexible Steel is very flexible. By nature, it can easily withstand high loads. Steel offers very high structural strength. Furthermore, it is very versatile as well which ensures it can be put to a variety of uses. It can contribute to bringing any shape to life. As a result, steel can be used for multiple activities. It can be effective for various utilities and is the primary material used in construction. ● Economic efficiency One of the main reasons why steel is the backbone of modern industry is because it is economically pretty efficient. A Steel structure is far better than concrete. When you build a steel structure your creation can stand the test of time. APL Apollo is paving the way ahead for India’s shining future with its steel. Steel is definitely the backbone of modern industry that is a reflection of economic progress and prosperity. To know more about APL Apollo and its products, please visit https://aplapollo.com/.
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