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Artificial Sand Making

Artificial Sand Making:

Sand is an essential component in the construction industry.
River sand is the natural source of the sand. Natural or
River sand are weathered and worn out particles of rocks.
These are of various grades or sizes. The artificial sand
produced by proper machines can be a better substitute for
river sand. When fine particles are in proper proportion,
the sand will have fewer voids. The cement quantity required
will be less. Such sand is more economical. It demands
substantial capital investment in Plant setup.

Why Artificial Sand Making Is Profitable:
Manufactured sand is produced by passing boulders and
stones. It goes through a series of jaw and cone crushers
for size reduction. Demand for artificial sand is increasing
rapidly. Here are the few reasons why artificial sand making
has a good demand.

Artificial sand is nearly 50% cheaper than river sand.
The river sand is being sold at around Rs 1,300 a ton.
The artificial sand is sold for half a price.

River sand cannot meet the rising demand of construction
sector. River sand in many parts of the country is not
graded properly. The manufactured sand will not have

Government has put a ban on lifting sand from River bed.
Transportation of sand damages the roads. Removing sand
from river bed impacts the environment, as water goes
deeper & ultimately dry.

Sand Making Business Registration & License:
* Incorporate the firm with ROC, Obtain Trade License
from Municipal Authority.
* Apply for UdyogAadhaar MSME. Obtain VAT registration.
* Apply for ‘NOC’ from state Pollution Control Board.
* The end product must satisfy all the requirements of
IS: 383. Additionally, you can do gradation in accord
with the usage of the sand.

Sand Making Machine & Unit Setup:
List includes vibrating feeder, jaw crusher, impact crusher
and vibrating screen for sand making. Sand manufactured
by VSI crusher/Rotopactor is cubical and angular in shape.

The Jaw crushers are generally used for crushing stones into
metal/aggregates. Manufactured sand from jaw crusher, cone
crusher, For unit setup, requires minimum 30,000 sq. ft of
land. It requires high voltage electricity to operate machines.

Artificial Sand Making Process & Raw Materials:
It involves three stages. These are crushing of stones into
aggregates by VSI then fed to Rotopactor to crush aggregates
into the sand to required grain sizes (as fines). Do the
screening to eliminate dust particles and Washing of sand
eliminates very fine particles present within. It can be
used in Concrete & construction. VSI Plants are available
capacity up to 400Ton Per Hour (TPH).

Use all types of stone like gravel, basalt, granite as the
raw material in sand making plant.

Wishing you all the best,