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Aditya Birla Chemicals (India)

Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) (ABCIL) is a unit of the Aditya Birla Group.

Commissioned in 1984 with an initial caustic soda capacity of 33,000 tpa, the company has since grown to become a leading caustic soda producer in the eastern region of the country. The company has a 30MW captive power plant, and has also converted to mercury cell technology. Currently, the installed capacity stands at 105,000 tpa.

For value addition and the effective utilisation of chlorine, ABCIL commissioned an aluminium chloride and stable bleaching powder (SBP) plant. Aluminium chloride is the principal catalyst used in the Friedel-Crafts reaction and widely used in pharmaceuticals, chemical intermediates, agrochemicals, dyestuffs and pigments, hydrocarbon resins, flavours and fragrances. SBP is used in textile mills for bleaching, sanitation, sewage systems, tanning process, organic synthesis and other applications.

The company acquired its major competitor unit in the eastern region, the Chloro Chemicals Division of Kanoria Chemicals based in Renukoot, in May 2011 to enrich the portfolio of the Aditya Birla Chemicals Business. With the addition of this unit, named Renukoot Chemical Division (RCD), the Aditya Birla Chemicals Business ranks as one of the leading players in the chlor-alkali segment in India.

Following this acquisition, the company has successfully completed caustic capacity expansion by 145 TPD at Renukoot. This has added about 129,000 tpa to the existing caustic capacity of 105,000 tpa of the company. RCD utilises the chlorine available in its value-added products like Stable Bleaching Powder (SBP), Poly Aluminium Chloride (PAC), Aluminium Chloride (AlCl3), and Chlorinated Paraffin Wax (CPW).

ABCIL has also acquired chlor-alkali and phosphoric acid division of Solaris Chemtech Industries Limited , based in Karwar, Karnataka. With the addition of this unit, named Karwar Chemical Division, the company makes a strong foothold in the southern region, which provides growth opportunities in the caustic business as well as a leadership position in phosphoric acid.

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