Lubrizol starts chlorinated PVC compounding plant in Gujarat, India

Lubrizol starts chlorinated PVC compounding plant in Gujarat, India

9:23 AM, 1st February 2016
Lubrizol starts chlorinated PVC compounding plant in Gujarat, India

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company said that it has opened its chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compounding plant in Dahej, Gujarat (India).

The new plant represents the culmination of Lubrizol’s investments in global expansion of the company’s FlowGuard, BlazeMaster and Corzan compound manufacturing sites.

The plant has the capacity to produce approximately 55,000 metric tonnes of compounds annually and Lubrizol has invested more than $50 million (Rs 325 crore) in the new plant. The site will serve not only the growing Indian market, but also support the emerging growth of its businesses in South Asia, the Middle East and East Africa.

“Our recent expansion efforts, combined with our existing operations, positions Lubrizol to continue to be a strong market leader for many years to come. We are pleased to have an unmatched global footprint that provides our partners with reliable, high quality compounds to enable them to achieve their overall growth objectives,” said Eric Schnur, president of Lubrizol advanced materials.

“With construction projects in non-metro cities expected to continue to increase in India, and with the central government of India aiming to build more smart cities, the demand for trustworthy piping systems is expected to rise. Lubrizol is dedicated to providing the highest quality piping products,” said Manoj Dhar, head of TempRite engineered polymers in South Asia, Lubrizol.

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