The life science chemicals division of Clariant, a leading
Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company, has transferred
the manufacture of building blocks primarily based on
Friedel-Crafts reactions from Germany to its affiliate
in India Colour-Chem Limited.
Indian company's plant at Roha near Mumbai, will now produce
the chemicals range. An investment of Rs80 million has
been made to expand and rationalise the existing plant
at Roha for the manufacture of Friedel-Crafts products,
such as acetophenones,
as well as specialty intermediates used in the manufacture
of agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. These products will
cater to both local and export markets.