Pesticides United Phosphorous and Tata Chemicals to Restart Unitsto Compete with Chinese Players

Editor: Frank Jablonski

Recently, two of India’s biggest private sector manufacturers of pesticides and fertilisers have announced their decision to manufacture phosphoric acid locally, in order to curb the mounting pressure posed by Chinese players.

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Ankleshwar/India — Latest reports indicate that United Phosphorous, the biggest manufacturer of pesticides in India, will reopen its Ankleshwar facility. Additionally, Tata Chemicals has also unveiled its plans for a new diammonium phosphate facility in Morocco, which is estimated to be operational in the next three years, following board approval. In this regard, Tata Chemicals, along with Zuari Industries Ltd, has ‘offtake’ arrangements for phosphoric acid from Imacid, a joint venture between Morocco-based Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP) and Zuari, and Tata Chemicals.