US Rockwood starts up butyllithium operation in India

09 November 2011 18:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Rockwood’s Chemetall business unit has started up a butyllithium operation in India’s Gujarat state that will supply lithium products to India and other markets in the region, the US-based specialty chemicals firm said on Wednesday.

Financial or capacity details were not disclosed.

Butyllithium is used as an initiator for anionic polymerisation and as a base in organic, pharmaceutical or agrochemical syntheses.

Chemetall supplies producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients, as well as numerous generic drug manufacturers, Rockwood said.

For more on Rockwood and other producers visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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