Tata Chemicals inaugurates sodium bicarb facility in Netherland

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New Delhi, June 5 (UNI) Tata Chemicals Ltd (TCL), the world's second largest producer of soda ash, today said it has inaugurated its sodium bicarbonate plant near its Brunner Mond facility at Delfzijl in the Netherlands.

''The plant in the Netherlands takes the company's global production of sodium bicarbonate to 2,00,000 tonnes annually. Full process stabilisation and optimisation is in progress, and chemical analysis results indicate that the product is of excellent quality,'' a statement said.

The plant, which produces ultra coarse, medium granular and powder fine product grades as well as a general-purpose grade, uses surplus carbon dioxide from the soda ash plant as one of its raw materials, which will lead to an improvement in local air quality, as well as enhancing the efficiency of the whole manufacturing complex.

''The additional capacities will allow us to continue growing our product and meeting worldwide demand efficiently. Our endeavour is to reach a wide range of sectors and applications and the move is in line with our strategy of building a global scale Sodium Bicarbonate business,'' TCL Executive Vice President and Head (Global Chemicals Business) R Mukundan said in the statement.

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