Industrial Chemicals – About Us

Industrial Chemicals – About Us
Overview of Business

DFPCL is a leading manufacturer of industrial chemicals in India. It specializes in manufacturing high quality chemicals that surpass domestic and international quality standards. The chemicals manufactured can be customized for specific industries and precise applications, thus providing solutions to cater to the exact requirements of its customers. The products cater to various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, drugs and dye intermediates, refining of precious metals, resin, textile, fertiliser among others.

The company is a leading manufacturer of Nitric Acid, Iso Propyl Alcohol (IPA), Liquid Carbon Dioxide and Methanol. To cater to the domestic requirements and to maintain its leadership position, DFPCL also imports and supplies acetone, ammonia, IPA, methanol, phenol and toluene.

All products conform to world-class quality standards and are preferred brands among various sectors. The Food and Drugs Administration, Govt. of India has issued the FDA license for drummed IPA as conforming to IP, BP, PHEuro, USP standards. Under this license, other products like Methanol, Carbon dioxide and Nitric Acidcan also be included.

Iso Propyl Alcohol produced at Taloja plant is of international quality and standards and meets stringent norms of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.

In the Nitric Acid market, DFPCL has developed various customer-led products and grades. The Nitric Acid complex at DFPCL is the largest of its kind in all of Asia. Consistent supply of natural gas via DFPCL’s own gas pipeline guarantees an uninterrupted feed stock for ammonia assuring product quality and availability. Further, DFPCL’s combined Nitric Acid facility of around 8,31,600 MT is supported byon-site ammonia thusensures reliable year – round supply.

DFPCL will enhance its nitric acid production capacities by setting up a greenfield project in Dahej, Gujarat, with an estimated investment of Rs 550 crores. Most of the company’s manufacturing facilities, which include chemicals, TAN and fertilisers, are based in Taloja and this would be its first foray into Gujarat state. The project, land for which has already been acquired, is scheduled to be completed by H2 of 2018.

Product portfolio

List of Manufactured products:

  • Iso Propyl Alcohol (IPA)
  • Dilute Nitric Acid (60%)
  • Concentrated Nitric Acid (98%)
  • Strong Nitric Acid (64%, 68% and 72%)
  • Methanol
  • Liquid Carbon Di-Oxide
IPA

DFPCL is the only manufacturer of IPA in India with an installed capacity of 70,000 MTPA. DFPCL manufactures IPA through an extremely efficient and environment friendly, direct hydration process, producing a colorless product of high purity, with no undesirable odor or by-product formation. The product meets international quality standards for use in pharmaceuticals, coatings and inks, specialty chemicals and cosmetics. For critical applications in the pharma sector, DFPCL offers IPA conforming to stringent standards such as USP, PhEuro and IP to name a few.

DFPCL has a fully automated drumming facility for catering to small consumers and for meeting the increasing demand from neighboring countries for exports. Our product has been well accepted in various markets such as USA, EU, AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST and FAR EAST. DFPCL also offers GMP Grade IPA which is Benzene free which meets the monographs of all the international pharmacopoeias.

To maintain its leadership position and to cater to the growing domestic demands, DFPCL also imports and supplies IPA from other producers globally. IPA is widely used in pharma industry as a solvent in manufacture of bulk drugs, intermediates and formulations. IPA is also used in printing inks, coatings and producing derivatives such as Isopropyl Acetate.

Nitric Acid

DFPCL’s state-of-the-art Adolf PlinkeGmbh technology based plant at Taloja is the largest integrated nitric acid plant across South East Asia which conforms with international standards. The company manufacturers three grades of nitric acid which include dilute nitric acid (DNA), strong nitric acid (SNA) and concentrated nitric acid (CNA). In addition to these, the company also has the capability of customizing grades to cater to specific requirements of its customers.

To serve its customer better and ensure just-in-time delivery, the company is setting up another state-of-the-art green field plant in Dahej, Gujarat with an investment of Rs. 550 crores. The new facility is slated to commence commercial production mid-2018.

Dilute Nitric Acid (DNA) 60%

One of the largest producers of Dilute Nitric Acid (60%) in India with an installed capacity of 6,93,000 MTPA, DFPCL incorporates internationally renowned know-how and expertise from Weatherly Inc., USA, guaranteeing consistent, high purity DNA.

Concentrated Nitric Acid (CNA) 98%

One of the largest producers of Concentrated Nitric Acid (CNA) in India with an installed annual capacity of 1,38,600 metric tonnes (MT), DFPCL guarantees high purity CNA with technology from Adolf PlinkeGmbh, Germany, one of the world’s best expertise and technology.

Strong Nitric Acid (SNA) 64%, 68% and 72%

DFPCL has introduced NA 64%, 68% and 72% to meet the specific requirements of the industry and has been well received in the market.

Methanol

DFPCL is one of the largest producers of Methanol in India with an installed capacity of 1,00,000 MTPA at Taloja, with a safe storage facility of 5,000 MT on site, ensuring uninterrupted supply.
State of the art technology from ICI/Davy McKee, UK guarantees consistent high purity methanol meeting the requirements of ASTM D 1152 1989 and IS 517:1986 (Pure Grade).

Liquid Carbon Dioxide

DFPCL is one of the leading suppliers of Liquid Carbon Dioxide with an installed annual capacity of 66,000 MT for Liquid Carbon Dioxide. Liquid Carbon Dioxide produced by the company ‘food grade’ certified and is supplied to various beverage manufacturers.

List of traded products:

1. Acetone

DFPCL imports and supplies Acetone from various manufactures globally. The product is readily available on the east coast as well as on the west coast ports of India. The company has the capability of providing Benzene free Acetone. As a solvent, Acetone finds application in Pharma Industry, in production of rubber chemicals, in defense applications, for production of MMA etc.

2. Toluene

DFPCL imports Toluene from world class producers with an ability to source and supply Benzene free Toluene and also Nitration grade Toluene. Toluene finds applications as a solvent in pharma and other industries, fuel and in nitro-aromatics. It is also used in the production of TDI, one of the major precursors of Polyurethanes.

3. Methanol

In-order to meet challenges of highly competitively market DFPCL adopted flexible strategy of offering imported and domestically manufactured Methanol, thereby assuring customers the best of both options. Methanol finds wide range of applications in its derivatives such as formaldehyde, in fuel building and as a solvent.

4. Ammonia

Being India’s leading Ammonia importer, DFPCL offers regular volumes of Ammonia at JNPT port on West Coast.

5. PHENOL

DFPCL offers molten and hydrated Phenol imported from world-class manufacturers. Phenol finds immense applications in production of Phenol formaldehyde resins used in plywood and decorative laminates. Phenol is also used in Agro-chemicals, Foundry chemicals, in Pharma applications.

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