The award was conferred on VSSC for Establishment of hafnium Plant in association with C-MET. The citation reads “VSSC in association with the Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Hyderabad has established a Chemical plant for the separation of Hafnium from Zirconium scrub raffinate. Hafnium is an important alloying element for super alloys. The establishment of Hafnium sponge production facility is a major step-forward in the indigenous production of super alloys required for high temperature applications”.
Indian Chemical Council (ICC)