GFL to Expand Dahej Chemical Plant27 Nov 2010 • by Natalie Aster
Indian firm Gujarat Fluorochemicals (GFL) will invest $107.67m (INR5bn) towards the expansion of its Dahej chemical complex to improve production capacity and meet escalating demand.
The investment will raise the company's polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) capacity to 12,500 tonnes per annum (tpa), chloromethane capacity to 120,000tpa and caustic soda capacity to 170,000tpa.
The investment will enable the company to become one of the biggest PTFE, chloromethanes and HCFC22 (refrigerant) producers in the country.
GFL plans to shift the chlorine generated to its chloromethane unit and sell caustic soda in India and global markets.
The chloroform generated in its chloromethane unit will be used at the Ranjitnagar HCFC22 facility, which will eventually be deployed in the PTFE unit, the company said.
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