MOSCOW (MRC) -- Grasim Industries has commissioned caustic soda projects at Rehla, Jharkhand and Balabhadrapuram, Andhra Pradesh, said Constructionweekonline.
The ongoing expansion project at Rehla has been completed and the company has successfully commissioned Phase-II of the expansion project — 80 tpd caustic soda lye at Rehla, taking overall caustic soda lye capacity of Rehla unit to 550 tpd.
Moreover, the company had acquired the stalled Chlor Alkali Project of 200 tpd in 2019 from KPR Industries (India) situated at Balabhadrapuram.
With systematic investments, the company is in the process of increasing the capacity at Balabhadrapuram unit to 400 tpd of caustic soda and three value added chlorine derivatives.
The company has now successfully commissioned Phase-I of the project — 70 tpd caustic soda lye at Balabhadrapuram and it is in ramp up phase.
As per MRC, Lubrizol Advanced Materials, a global specialty chemical leader and the market leader for CPVC, and Grasim Industries Limited have entered into a definitive agreement to manufacture and supply CPVC resin in India to meet growing demand for chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) pipe and fittings. Once commissioned, this near 100,000 metric-ton state-of-the-art CPVC plant at Grasim’s site in Vilayat, Gujarat, will be the largest single-site capacity for CPVC resin production globally.
As per MRC, India plans to impose anti-dumping duties (ADD) ranging from USD8.32 to USD88.61 per tonne on imports of caustic soda from Japan, Iran, Qatar and Oman. The Directorate-General of Trade Resources (DGTR) recommended the introduction of ADD after its investigation proved dumping had adversely affected the domestic industry.