25 January 2008 12:59 [Source: ICIS news]
MUMBAI (ICIS news)--India’s Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC) plans to debottleneck its 20,000 tonne/year caprolactam plant at Vadodara in Gujarat state to raise capacity to 35,000 tonnes/year, a senior company official said on Friday.
GSFC said it was also planning to debottleneck downstream nylon capacity in the near future.
“We are awaiting response from the Japanese firm Ube Industries, which would advise on technological know-how for the project," GSFC executive director DM Butala told ICIS news.
“This would be followed by a detailed in-house study for identification of the bottlenecks in plant.”
It was too premature to ascertain the cost of the project, he said "the expansion process should take about 15-18 months from the time of identification of bottlenecks."
“During the process of expansion we would aim not to completely shut down our plant at any stage,” Bhutalla added.
Most of the produce from the caprolactam plant would be captively used for manufacturing nylon while some would be exported, he added.
The company has two nylon units at Vadodara and at
"We also plan to increase nylon capacity by debottlenecking in the near future," he added.
The company operates two caprolactam plants in
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