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Value-added steel Tata Bluescope Steel is a 50/50 joint venture between Tata Steel and BlueScope Steel that sells zinc/aluminium coated steel, painted steel and roll-formed steel products. In 2008 it built a new production facility in Jamshedpur, India, adjacent to Tata Steel's existing steel processing facilities. It has a metallic coating capacity of 250kt/year and a paint line capacity of 150kt/year. Its Colorbond prepainted steel is durable, strong, and thermally efficient. The processing technique combines the strength of steel with the corrosion resistance of a zinc/aluminium coating.

Many sustainable practices add value to the product, so even if the sustainable product is more expensive, it can still sell well because of its sustainability and its higher quality. Sustainable As well as environmental and social benefits, many sustainable processing practices have processing practices economic benefits for the companies that introduce them. The strongest sustainable practices integrate the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability and will be the most widespread in the future.

Cultural and legal pressures mean that even unwilling sectors have to consider environmentally friendly technologies and sustainability. Demand for lithium ion batteries and fuel cells has skyrocketed. Lithium processing plants must now produce finer powders to satisfy the battery market. This affects the technology used in the processing plant. The same goes for other minerals. Social There is a misconception that the mining industry does not care about the land and the communities where it operates and neglects fair labour practices in the pursuit of profit.

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