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US$51m emulsions plant opened

India’s largest manufacturer of polymer emulsions for paints and coatings, textiles and adhesives has officially opened a new US$ 51 million (AED 187m) emulsions plant in Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) commencing operations in April.

Visen Industries Ltd. (VIL) is the market leader in India with regular customers like Asian Paints, Berger Paints, Kansai Nerolac and Jotun Paints. The company currently has four full-fledged manufacturing units and a total production capacity of 120,000 tonnes.

The new 78,000 square metre Visen Polymers FZE facility is the first of its kind in the Middle East and is expected to be the single largest polymer emulsion plant in the region. The plant has an initial production capacity of 120,000 tonnes per annum and Visen plans to expand the facility to provide 300,000 tonnes production capacity within the next three years.

The new emulsions plant boasts the latest distributed control systems (DCS) to ensure production quality and an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to help meet environmental standards. The facility also has a direct pipeline connection to the Hamriyah port, plus storage tanks on-site to store monomer and finished products.

The product range for Visen’s new plant includes vinyl acetate homo polymers, copolymers and ter polymers, styrene acrylates and pure acrylates, having application, in exterior and interior paints, waterproofing and coatings in the construction industry, in textiles for finishing, printing, flocking & coatings and in adhesives for BOPP tapes, stickers, wet laminations and other packaging applications.

Visen’s new plant plans to supply paint brands across in the Middle East such as Jotun Paints, Hempel, Berger, Al Gurg, Akzo Nobel and Crown Paints.

Source: Visen Industries Ltd. 

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