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R and D Based Expansion

R and D Based Expansion Hansavivek ATUL PRODUCTS hits been issued an industrial licence for manufacture of 100 tonnes of Diuron and letters of intent for 500 tonnes of sodium sulfite and for expansion of capacity of dicalcium phosphate from 1,500 tonnes to 4,000 tonnes per annum. A hydrogenation pilot plant is expected to be commissioned this year. Special equipment is being added to beta- naphthol plant, which will improve efficiency of production of this important chemical. The company is also taking steps to modernise its naphthol plant. The company's application for a licence for the DAP project is still under consideration of government. The company commissioned first phase of its effluent treatment plant established at a cost of Rs 1.87 crore. Capacity of hydrochloric acid has been expanded to 28,000 tonnes of mercury- free hydrochloric acid thus adding to The Week's Companies flexibility of caustic soda plant and improving quality of hydrochloric acid It also commissioned a plant to make DNCB for captive consumption. The new 66 KV sub-station was commissioned last year. This will help in reducing consumption of electrical energy and provide standby transmis sion facilities. The company's R and D laboratory has been recognised by the Department of Science and Technology. It has been carrying out important work on process and quality improvement, new products and sophisticated analytical techniques. The projects of Diuron and DNCB have been developed by the R and D department. It has also developed catalytic hydrogenation process to replace some of current reduction processes which cause pollution. These new processes will avoid pollution and improve yields as well as quality of finish- (Rs Lakh) ed products. To assist in the scale up of these processes the company is putting up a pilot plant at a cost Rs 50 lakh.

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