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Tata Chemicals operates in the sectors of Basic Chemistry, Consumer Products and Specialty Chemicals

Basic Chemistry Business

We are a leading global chemical player with over 4,138 KT of soda ash and 236 KT of sodium bicarbonate capacities. With operations spread across India (Tata Chemicals), US (Tata Chemicals North America), UK (Tata Chemicals Europe), Kenya (Tata Chemicals Magadi) and customer base across the globe, we are one of the world’s most geographically diversified players.

Our key products are soda ash, soda bicarbonate, cement, salt, marine chemicals and crushed refined soda. Our chemistry solutions serve the world’s leading downstream brands for glass, detergents, pharma etc.

Our manufacturing facilities have a strategic advantage in terms of raw material security and a good mix of manufacturing processes with lower carbon footprint, in line with our long-term sustainability target. About 70% of our soda ash capacity is manufactured through natural sources at our plants in the US and Kenya, which ensures lower manufacturing costs along with lesser energy and environment footprint. Both these plants have access to huge raw materials resources – the US plant is in Wyoming which has the world’s largest deposits of trona and Kenya plant is near Magadi Lake which is a regenerating lake.

Our Mithapur plant in India and Northwich plant in the UK manufacture synthetic soda ash and sodium bicarbonate. This process uses raw salt/brine (salt water) and limestone as key raw materials. While the UK plant has the availability of natural salt, Mithapur plant uses salt manufactured using solar heat.

Consumer Products Business

Our CPB houses a range of high-quality, daily use products that bring goodness to the lives of consumers. Beginning with the iconic Tata Salt that pioneered the crusade for iodisation in India and has now become one of the most trusted food brands, we have extended our portfolio to include salt variants, nourishing food items and detergents.

Our salt portfolio, including specialty salt products, is marketed under the Tata Salt brand and addresses the various nutritional needs of consumers. Tata Salt enjoys leadership with 25.2%* market share in overall packaged powdered salt market. It continues to be India’s largest distributed salt brand reaching out to 170 million households through 19 lakh retail outlets.

We market our food products including pulses, spices, besan, chutneys, basmati rice, red rice poha, snacks and ready-to-cook nutrimixes under the Tata Sampann brand. Tata Sampann stands out as India’s first national pulses brand.

With this portfolio, we bring the traditional wisdom of Indian foods in a contemporary package to deliver the best of taste, nutrition and convenience. In FY 2018-19, we ventured into the fabric care segment with the pilot launch of Tata Dx Detergents to touch the lives of customers with differentiated offerings across the FMCG landscape.

Specialty Chemicals Business

Agro Sciences: We cover 80% of India’s districts with 13 million farmer contacts through our subsidiaries Rallis India and Metahelix, which offer crop protection and agri-input solutions. Please visit www.rallis.co.in for details.

Nutritional Sciences: We offer an innovative range of nutritional solutions, prebiotics and healthier alternatives to regular sugar for consumers.

Tata Nx Zero Sugar is a one-of-its-kind offering made from non-artificial sugar substitute – lactose (natural milk sugar), steviol glycosides (extracted from stevia herb) and a fruit extract. A 100% natural, with no sugar, this product has a low Glycaemic Index as compared to regular sugar, making it appropriate for people who have been advised to avoid or reduce their sugar intake. This product is available to consumers online and at select outlets in India.

Tata NQ, our Nutritional Solutions brand, offers innovative, natural and science-backed prebiotics, gut health and sugar reduction ingredients having extensive health benefits. Our solutions find application across multiple categories of food and beverages ('F&B') and nutraceuticals. We are amongst the few manufacturers of prebiotic dietary fibres using a nature inspired fermentation route. Our customer base spans across North America, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our world-class 5,000 MTPA (expandable up to 20,000 MTPA) FOS manufacturing plant is located near Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.

Material Sciences: Our R&D efforts in chemistry-based, nanomaterial solutions have paved the path to new business avenues through advanced materials (HDS, Specialty Silica and nano zinc oxide).

With our silica products, we are targeting the high-growth market of tyres, especially the green tyre made of HDS whose demand is being propelled by stringent emission norms and tyre labelling. TREADSIL™ is our HDS brand, targeting energy efficient tyres for vehicles. Our products also find application in rubber and non-rubber goods – TYSIL™ is our conventional silica brand for tyres and other rubber goods applications and TAVERSIL™ for non-rubber applications like food, feed, detergents, oral care and agro chemicals. To strengthen foothold in the segment, we have acquired the 900 TPM precipitated silica plant at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu.

Energy Sciences: Our integrated offerings of cell manufacturing, battery recycling and battery active production will open up new markets.

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for transfer of ISRO’s lithium-ion cell technology. ISRO has developed technology to produce space grade lithium ion cells of various kinds, to power its rockets and satellites. We have signed an MoU with C-MET, an autonomous scientific society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, to develop collaborative technology for the recovery and purification of cathode and anode active ingredients from spent lithium ion cells / batteries. We have also signed a MoU with CSIR-CECRI (Central Electrochemical Research Institute), Karaikudi, to explore collaborative technology for scaling up the manufacture of cathode materials for lithium-ion cells.