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Tata Chemicals operates in the sectors of Basic Chemistry and Specialty Chemistry

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 South Africa (Tata Chemicals South Africa), and a customer base across the globe, we are one of the world’s most geographically diversified players.

We make Alkali products — soda ash, soda bicarbonate, caustic soda, crushed refined soda, etc; Halogen products — chlorine and bromine based products; and Salt products -- salt, gypsum, industrial salt, etc. 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.

Specialty Chemistry Business

Agro Sciences: We cover 80% of India’s districts and have seven power brands through our subsidiary Rallis India, which offers crop protection and agri-input solutions. Please visit www.rallis.co.in for details.

Nutritional Sciences: Through Tata NQ, we offer an innovative range of nutritional solutions such as healthy prebiotics for gut health. Our brands Fossence and Gossence are sourced by leading B2B manufacturers around the world. Tata NQ products are manufactured ina world-class plant in Mambattu, 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: We are building a strong presence across the Lithium Ion cell value chain, from research to manufacturing to recycling.

We are partnering with leading battery makers in the world for contemporary commercial cells, global R&D labs for next generation technologies and Indian R&D centres (like ISRO, CSIR-CECRI and CMET) for indigenous development of actives , cells and recycling.