Atul Ltd (Atul) has recently completed the expansion of its Sulphur Black manufacturing facility – the production capacity will increase from 9,800 tonnes per annum to 26,000 tonnes per annum. Atul is one of the leading producers of Sulphur Black in the world. The state-of-the-art integrated plant will produce both, liquid as well as powder formulations. The automated packing and stacking system with zero manual intervention will further increase production efficiency. The plant will be equipped with a zero liquid discharge facility in line with the commitment of the Company towards sustainability. The products are GOTS approved and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 compliant.
Atul started its manufacturing operations 70 years ago on March 17, 1952, as a dyes manufacturer to meet the needs of the then growing textile industry and make the country self-reliant in its requirement of dyes. The first Sulphur Black plant of the Company was commissioned in 1952 and had a production capacity of 2,500 tonnes per annum. Sulphur Black production capacity has steadily grown in the last seven decades, catering to the Textile, Paper and Leather industries.
Atul is also one of the leading producers of Vat dyes in the world and offers a range of Reactive, Disperse, Acid and Direct dyes and some high-performance pigments. Colors Business of the Company serves customers in about 40 countries with a diverse product portfolio.
About Atul Ltd: Founded by Mr Kasturbhai Lalbhai on September 05, 1947, Atul is one of the leading integrated chemical companies of India. The Company manufactures about 900 products and 400 formulations and owns 140 brands. It serves a wide range of customers belonging to over 30 industries in around 90 countries and has established subsidiary companies in Brazil, China, the UAE, the UK and the USA. The Company offers a wide range of products and applications used in the Agriculture, Adhesives, Animal Feed, Automobile, Composites, Construction, Cosmetic, Defence, Dyestuff, Electrical and Electronics, Footwear, Food, Fragrance and Flavour, Glass, Home Care, Horticulture, Hospitality, Paint and Coatings, Paper, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Rubber, Soap and Detergent, Sport and Leisure, Textile, Tyre and Wind Energy industries. The production facilities of Atul and its associate, joint venture and subsidiary entities are at Ambernath, Ankleshwar, Jodhpur, Panoli, Tarapur and Valsad in India and Somerset in the UK. The first manufacturing site of the Company in Atul, Gujarat is spread over 1,250 acres.