July 24, 2024

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After 9-year gap, FACT restarts Caprolactam production

Soon after a gap of 9 a long time, the general public sector Point has restarted its Caprolactam manufacturing, which was suspended in 2012 subsequent the rise in feedstock value of naphtha and furnace oil.

Caprolactam, produced only by Point and Gujarat Condition Fertiliser and Chemical compounds in India, is a uncooked material for the manufacturing of Nylon-6, which in switch can made use of for the manufacturing of tyre cords, filament yarn, fishing nets, engineering plastics, etcetera.

Need potential

The domestic demand from customers for the products is in the selection of one.2-one.three lakh tonnes for every yr. The once-a-year manufacturing of fifty,000 tonnes of Caprolactam will also end result in the manufacturing of 2.25 lakh tonnes of Ammonium Sulphate fertiliser. Point Caprolactam will be a key import substitution.

It is anticipated that the resumption of Caprolactam manufacturing would incorporate about ₹700 crore for every annum to the turnover, the enterprise reported in a statement. According to official sources, the fertiliser enterprise experienced discontinued Caprolactam manufacturing in Oct 2012 in the wake of increasing expense of benzene and naphtha thus building the project un-feasible. In 2013, Point shifted to organic gas sd its new feedstock, but throughout that time its value was ruling superior, protecting against the re-start off of Caprolactam.

On the other hand, the slump in the crude prices in 2015-sixteen and resultant tumble in gas prices in the global current market has prompted the enterprise to re-start off Caprolactam functions.

Inventory movement

The markets have been offering a thumbs-up to the enterprise with its share value taking pictures up sharply from ₹40 to ₹150 levels and is now quoting at about ₹125, states Akshay Agarwal, Controlling Director of the Kochi-dependent Acumen Money Solutions.

The enterprise has been lately building waves in the PSU sector and has grow to be a single of the swiftest escalating general public sector undertakings. “The new line of manufacturing will support Point to strengthen the momentum and we hope the enterprise to enhance its turnover from the existing ₹3,200 crore to around ₹4,200 crore in the existing yr,” he reported.

Hitherto, Caprolactam was becoming imported from South Korea and Thailand and its manufacturing would end result in Point manufacturing ammonium sulphate which is also made use of by farmers as an artificial fertiliser for alkaline soils.