ERJ staff report (DS)
Dahei, Gujarat, India--Chemetall Lithium India Pvt. Ltd., said it has opened a new butyllithium operation in Gujarat, India. The new site is located in the Dahei SEZ (Special Economic Zone) and will supply Chemetall's lithium products to India and other markets in the region.
One type of the material, n-Butyllithium is widely used as a catalyst / initiator for anionic polymerisation, notably in the production of elastomers such as polybutadiene or styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS)
In addition to butyllithium operations, the facility will also be expanded to store and sell other speciality chemicals manufactured by Chemetall. With an internationally trained team, the site will simplify the logistics, reduce the lead time and boost Chemetall's presence locally in India and the region
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Press release from Chemetall