Thirumalai Chemicals to expand capacity

Thirumalai Chemicals is adding 60,000 MT of capacity in Dahej. Its first phase is expected to be completed in 2019.

Phthalic anhydride is an ingredient for PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) and is also used in construction and electrical insulations.

Phthalic anhydride’s domestic market size is about 350,000 MT, wherein Thirumalai Chemicals, the second largest manufacturer of the product only next to I G Petrochemicals, caters to more than 3/4th of the domestic requirements.

An article in states that Thirumalai’s value‐added product portfolio such as maleic anhydride (MAN), diethyl phthalate (DEP), and food acids has steady demand from the food and beverage, cosmetics, animal feed industries.

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