Himadri Speciality Chemical Limited (HSCL), which had earlier intimated about the capacity expansion of Carbon Black (CB) manufacturing at its Mahistikry (West Bengal) plant, has now announced that the commercial operations of the proposed expansion of 60,000 MTPA have commenced.
Himadri Speciality is a significant player in multiple product segments like Coal Tar Pitch (CTP), CB, naphthalene, Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde (SNF) and speciality oils.
With this addition, the company’s overall CB capacity stands increased to 180,000 MTPA. Its another project of advance carbon materials of 20,000 MTPA is also progressing well.
Its commissioning is expected to take place in different phases, starting from H2FY20. Through this, it would increase the application of lithium-ion batteries in the sunrise sectors like Electric Vehicles (EV), Energy storage, etc.
Over the past few years, the company has diversified its product portfolio by way of forward integration, which includes advance carbon material and other value-added speciality products.
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