India: Chemicals Indian Peroxide Commences Operations in New Hydrogen Peroxide Manufacturing Plant
With an annual production capacity of 45,000 tonnes, the massive plant will offer hydrogen peroxide in three concentrations – 35 %, 50 % and 60 %. The firm also has plans to invest 103 million dollars in the next 3-5 years for capacity expansion of the chemical complex.
New Delhi/India – Indian Peroxide (IPL), one of India's major manufacturers and suppliers of specialty chemicals, has recently launched its new hydrogen peroxide plant in Gujarat, India. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility produces industrial grade, premium quality and environmental friendly hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). With best-in-class production process, IPL offers hydrogen peroxide in 35 %, 50 % and 60 % concentration.
Along with the new plant, IPL plans to invest 103 million dollars in the next 3-5 years for capacity expansion of the chemical complex and other chemical units leveraging synergy with the new H2O2 plant. Located in the industrial hub of Dahej, Gujarat, the hydrogen peroxide manufacturing facility with an annual production capacity of 45,000 tonnes began its first commercial delivery on October 10, 2018. The chemical complex sprawling across 150,000 sq m is one of the biggest hydrogen peroxide manufacturing facilities in India. The production process is based on the most advanced and proprietary technologies offered by Sweden based firm EB Nuberg.
The plant aims to serve the increasing local demand primarily for premium quality and high concentration grades of hydrogen peroxide used in demanding applications within the paper & pulp, textile and waste water treatment industries among other applications across different industries. The plant adheres to world class standards of health, safety and environment (HSE). With a focus on the environment, Indian Peroxide uses the Zero Waste Discharge Process. This process allows recycling of water and chemicals, thus leaving no wastage of liquid in the whole production process.
The chemical produced will be supplied through 35 kg and 50 kg carboys along with tanker transport systems with a capacity of 20-25 tonnes.
The new plant will help India in saving a significant part of its hydrogen peroxide import bill. In 2017, India imported about 25 % of its total hydrogen peroxide consumption.
Hydrogen peroxide is an aqueous solution as well as a versatile chemical which is weakly acidic and colourless. It is highly used as a bleaching and oxidising agent in the paper & pulp, textile, water treatment, pharmaceutical, chemical and electronics industries. The usage of hydrogen peroxide includes oxidising, bleaching, chemical synthesis, environmental control/ effluent treatment, sterilisation, etc.