Chemical Industries is one of the oldest industries in India. Chemicals are the essence of life. No activity can be complete without the use of chemicals. This is perhaps the reason why chemical industry is called the backbone industry. No progress can be achieved without a chemical industry. It plays a significant role in agricultural growth, industrial growth and economic growth. Thus, it is the most significant manufacturing industry in India. India produces eighthly thousand different kinds of chemicals ever year, not only for domestic industries but also exports around the globe. Indian chemical industry is the sixth largest in the world. It is expected that by 2019, India’s chemical industry will be a whopping 214 billion dollar industry. Currently, Indian chemical industry contributes three percent to India’s GDP. India allows hundred percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in chemical industry. To protect the interest of chemical industries in India, Indian Chemical Council was established in 1938. Post independence many chemical industries were set up in India that rose to become the top chemical industries in India.
List of top ten chemical companies in India
1. Tata Chemicals
Tata Chemicals was founded by Ratan Tata in 1939. It produces soda ash (anhydrous sodium carbonate), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), allied chemicals and fertilizers. It is units at five locations in India: Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmadabad, and Noida. Tata Chemicals is the second largest producer of soda ash third largest producer of sodium bicarbonate in the world.
Company’s website – www.tatachemicals.com
Phillips Carbon Black Limited (PCBL) was in corporate in 1960. It is the largest producer of black carbon in India, and tenth in the world.
Company’s website – http://www.pcblltd.com
Pidilite was incorporated in 1959 by Balvant Parekh with its headquarters at Mumbai. The company manufactures industrial adhesive, construction chemicals, leather chemicals and textile chemicals.
Company’s website – www.pidilite.com
United Phosporus Limited (UPL) was founded in 1969. It manufactures four category of chemicals namely; industrial chemicals agrochemicals, chemical intermediates and specialty chemicals. It is located at Mumbai and has manufacturing plants in Gujrat and West Bengal.
Website – www.uplonline.com
Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Limited, better known as GHCL Limited was founded in 1983. The company manufactures soda Ash and sodium bicarbonate . GHCL has its manufacturing units at Gujrat and Tamil Nadu.
Company’s website – www. ghclindia.com
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL) located in Gujarat was incorporated in 1973. It produces Hydrogen Peroxide, Calcium Chloride, Caustic Soda and Sodium Cyanide. GACL is accredited with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004
Company’s website – www.gujaratalkalies.com
7. Gujarat Flourochemicals Ltd
Gujarat Flurochemical Limited, the largest producer of chloromethanes, and polytetrafluoro-ethylene (PTFE).is a public company established in 1987. Its headquarters are located at Noida.
Company’s website – www.gfl.co.in
8. Deepak Nitrate
Deepak Nitrate was found in 1970. It has manufacturing plants in Gujrat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. It mainly produces agrochemicals, petrochemicals and fine chemicals.
Company’s website – www.deepaknitrite.com/
9. Himadri Speciality Chemical Limited
Located in Kolkata, Himadari Chemicals was incorporated in 1987. It mainly manufactures coal tar pitch, which forms raw material in number of industries.
Company’s website – www.himadri.com
10. India Glycols
India Glycols is a chemical manufacturing company that was established in 1983. It manufactures various performance chemicals like glycols, ethoxylates, glycol ethers and acetates. It is the only green petrochemical company in India.
Company’s website: www.indiaglycols.com