Dow Europe and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL) have signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement for the construction of a chloromethanes manufacturing facility of 200,000 tpa at Dahej in the state. The facility will be set up with an investment of Rs 600 crore at Dahej complex of GACL.
GACL is India's largest Chlor-Alkali producer and Dow Chemicals is the world's largest producer of chemicals and plastics.
Chloromethane is a chemical intermediate in the production of silicone polymers. Smaller quantities are used as a solvent in the manufacture of butyl rubber and in petroleum refining. It finds application in pharmaceuticals, refrigerant and solvent sector.