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Baerlocher expands in India

Baerlocher expands in India

News 13.02.2019

Baerlocher, one of the leading global manufacturers of additives for the plastics industry is investing US$30 million in its Indian subsidiary, doubling its existing capacity by 2021 with phase one due for completion in mid-2019.

Already India's largest PVC stabiliser producer, this investment demonstrates the company's commitment to the buoyant Indian plastics industry, supporting its growth and providing choice for convertors to enable their transition towards sustainable Calcium based stabiliser systems for all PVC applications.

Already phase one of the expansion including a new warehouse and an immediate increase to its Lead and Calcium based stabiliser production capacity is in the final phase of construction and will be commissioned by mid-2019. A recent acquisition of 25 acres of adjacent land to the current facility will provide the footprint for the next phase of expansion which will accommodate a world class manufacturing facility dedicated to producing only Calcium based stabilisers and metal stearates.

Baerlocher supports the transition to sustainable stabilisers with new product forms

Arne Schulle, CEO of the Baerlocher Group of Companies commented, "The pressure upon the plastics industry to find environmentally sustainable solutions extends to all corners of the globe" adding "Baerlocher is at the forefront with established value-oriented solutions and is committed to extend the same support to our customers in India".

"The PVC industry globally is under varying stages of transition to more sustainable additive solutions and we are positioned locally in all regions to support these goals" added Andy Jones Global Head of the Strategic business unit - PVC Additives "Our entire global network of manufacturing excellence and solution providing capability in supporting this technology change is at Baerlocher India's disposal".

Metal Stearate production to be expanded

Baerlocher will add new production lines for metal stearates coming onstream in 2021 to serve captive demand for PVC stabilisers and to support sales of metal soaps to other industries. Baerlocher India is one of the leading suppliers of stabilisers and additives for the plastics industry in Asia. In the PVC sector, the focus is on manufacturers of pipes, cables and window profiles. Customers for metal soaps include the polymer upstream, downstream, master batch and compounding as well as many specialty applications such as paints, construction, personal care and pharmaceuticals.

About the company

The Baerlocher Group is a leading manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. Its portfolio includes a broad range of stabilizers and other additives suitable for all polymer applications. The Baerlocher Group has production plants around the globe and operates a sales network serving all major countries. The companyoperates an ISO 9001-certified quality management system and an environmental management system compliant with ISO 14001.

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