We are an Argentine enterprise in search of constant improvement in procedures, working in the quest of progress.
Constant strategic investments, aimed at providing our customers with the best products, are completed on a regular basis. The focus is on quality while stressing Deriplom’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact derived from its practices.
DERIPLOM started its activities in 1945 under the name Industrias Deriplom S.R.L. dedicated mainly to the production of lead oxides. In those years the technologies used consisted of wood ovens, and the transport of lead ingots, the raw material used in manufacturing processes, was carried out in old mining wagons.See year´s gallery
From 1957 onwards, the company's National Lead Co. group, which originated in the United States, took over the company's management. They also control a metal smelting plant in the Chaco province, north of the country, under the name of Metalmina S.A.See year´s gallery
The name of the company was changed back to Industrias Deriplom S.A., to reaffirm the industrial vocation of the company on its foundry activities. Significant technological advances were incorporated. The sleeve filters are introduced and the oxide transport system becomes by threads. At this time the gas-oil is introduced in replacement of the wood, for the process of combustion of the ovens. Years later the gas will be incorporated, and after that all the process will become a mix of gas and air, with automatic cleaning systems for the sleeves.See year´s gallery
Since 1987, the company's management has been renewed, with the incorporation of a modern management, which brings to the company the benefits of new management techniques, together with an extensive knowledge of the business and a successful track record in the lead industry.See year´s gallery
The first litharge container is exported to Spain. The signature of the company is registered as an exporting company.See year´s gallery
SThe first lead pellets production line is installed, which represents an important diversification in the company's business. Given the strong demand for this product, several lead pellets foundries will be added to reach the demand of production of the company. On the other hand, the STARSHOT brand is created and lead pellets are sold in bags of 11.34 Kg each in different hardnesses.See year´s gallery
With the increase in demand of raw material to supply both the sections of oxides and pellets, the company needed to control the manufacture of its own raw material. This is the reason for a new branch of production: lead refinement. From this point on, all the lead necessary for the manufacture of our products will be refined at our own plant.See year´s gallery
Following our vision of innovation, we designed and developed a lamination machine, the construction being outsourced with National companies. This lamination machine has a manufacturing capacity of 40 tons per month and variable thicknesses between 0.5 to 6.36 mm of lead sheets.See year´s gallery
Through the commercial bond with important manufacturers of medium and high voltage cable as well as submarine cables, Industrias Deriplom has developed new alloys, to serve and improve this industry. For example, the alloy of lead, cadmium and tin, and another one of lead and sodium; these alliances with cable manufacturers allowed further developments.
Due to the high demand for sheets, another higher capacity laminator is designed and developed. Reaching a current capacity of 200 Tn / month.
Taking into account the great national and international demand for lead bricks, the company starts a new area for this development. With an innovative process begins to manufacture lead bricks of different thicknesses.See year´s gallery
In order to close the lead supply cycle, the company carries out a comprehensive project to reduce lead ash and disused metallic lead batteries. The project took 3 years of research and as a result, we created the FIRST SWINGER ROTATING OVEN in Argentina. It has an automatic suction control system, which allows reliable and environmentally safe operation. The whole oven is controlled remotely by means of a PLC with access to the total of the variables inherent in the process. The oven is completely encapsulated to avoid emissions of particles to the environment. The furnace loading and unloading system increases cycle productivity, making it environmentally and economically sustainable.See year´s gallery
The new market becomes more demanding regarding the minimum and maximum values of alloys in the specifications, this led us to change our method of control of alloys of atomic absorption spectrophotometry to spectrophotometry by optical emission. In order to achieve this, Deriplom purchases a Thermo ABL 3460 OES of Swiss origin and specific analysis protocol for our needs and a necessary renovations to our laboratory. With this new equipment the response time of an analysis does not exceed the minute when with traditional techniques the estimated time is 15 minutes. On the other hand, the inherent errors of the traditional process are avoided, achieving values with repeatability of the order of 0.001% and errors in 0.00001 ppm max.See year´s gallery
Due to the high demand for lead ingots and taking into account that the ingoting procedures that we had demanded much labor and low productivity, we started the automatic ingot project. To do this, and taking into account that no existing equipment covered our production needs, we bought a linear mold from Spain and an automatic stacker from Brazil. We entirely developed the integration between the two equipments. We now have an automatic ingoting equipment with a production capacity of 12 tn / hour and with low cost and high productivity.See year´s gallery