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R and D-Based Expansion

R and D-Based Expansion Hansavivek ATUL PRODUCTS has developed processes for manufacture of two herbicides, Isoproturon and Metoxuron, and has applied for a manufacturing licence for these. It has also applied for a licence for Isocyanates, an important group of chemicals to be made for first time in India, Meanwhile, the company has secured a licence to step up capacity of dicalcium phosphate from 1,500 tonnes to 4,000 tonnes per annum. First stage of expansion to 2,500 tonnes is expected to be commissioned this year. Company is awaiting registration for Tetradifon, a pest ide, for which it already holds a letter of intent. Government has not approved its application for an industrial licence for DAP. Company has represented to goverrtment for reconsideration in view of substantial increase in demand for this product. Company continues to pursue R and D activities. Hydrogenation pilot plant costing Rs 35 lakh, based on such efforts, was commissioned last year. Processes for several dyes intermediates and pesticides have been developed The Week's Companies in laboratory, some of which will be scaled up for manufacture. A plant for removal of mercury from caustic soda plant effluent costing about Rs 17 lakh, also based on a process developed in laboratory, is being put up.

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