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IOC launches LPG-powered iron box in TN


Press Trust of India Coimbatore
Istriwallahs no longer need to struggle with charcoal-fired iron box as the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) today launched LPG-powered iron here.
The iron box powered by 5 kg LPG cylinder would be cost-effective for those who press clothes on pushcarts on road sides and shops, compared to conventional coal-fired and electric irons.
The cost of ironing using LPG-fuelled iron box would work out to a maximum of 50 paise per cloth as against Re one using charcoal iron box and Rs three for electric iron, IOC Executive Director, Tamil Nadu, R Sitharthan said at the launch.
Besides, the LPG-fuelled iron box would also cut down on the preparatory and cleaning time by upto two hours compared to charcoal-based iron, he claimed.
The LPG-powered iron box is priced at Rs 7,000.
Costing around Rs 400 for the gas, the increase in productivity naturally results in an increase in profitability to the 'istriwallahs,' dealers and vendors, Sitharthan said.
Chief General Manager of LPG Tamil Nadu, LKS Chauhan said the gas-fitted iron box is eco-friendly, economical and without side-effects.

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First Published: Aug 29 2018 | 5:40 PM IST

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