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Dorf Ketal acquires Filtra Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.

January 8, 2016
Chemical Value Chain

/PRNewswire/ – Dorf Ketal Chemicals India Private Ltd. (Dorf Ketal), a global leader in specialty chemicals has acquired Filtra Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd, also based in India.

Filtra’s adsorbents and catalyst products will be combined with the current Dorf Ketal product offering in downstream hydrocarbon process chemicals, increasing Dorf Ketal’s offering to current customers in Asia Pacific, China, Europe, and the Americas and adding existing Filtra customers to the Dorf Ketal customer base. The combination will offer the industry new options for increased competition and innovation. Filtra’s adsorbents and catalysts will also open new opportunities for Dorf Ketal in fertilizer plants. Filtra’s electrical steel coatings will enhance Dorf Ketal’s existing product portfolio offered to coatings customers.

“Dorf Ketal’s global sales force and distribution network provides excellent opportunities for synergy across our complementary product lines,” commented Mr. Sudhir Menon, Chairman and Managing Director of Dorf Ketal. “We expect to expand earnings through increased share of catalyst and specialty process chemical spend in the refining and petrochemical markets.” He further added, “Filtra operates an R&D facility approved by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in India. In collaboration with Dorf Ketal R&D, we envision significant potential for new applications.”

The manufacturing infrastructure of Dorf Ketal will allow for faster and more efficient capacity expansion of Filtra’s two manufacturing locations to support sales growth. “Harnessing the growth potential will require scaling up the capacity of existing Filtra manufacturing operations,” stated Mr. Subodh Menon, Director Operations at Dorf Ketal. “Our global customers have high quality standards and we will use our expertise in automating the manufacturing process to meet or exceed those standards.”

Source: Dorf Ketal

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