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Andhra Petrochemicals (APL) was promoted by the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation (APIDC) and The Andhra Sugars Ltd (ASL) on April .18, 1984 as a joint sector company. The company commenced commercial production in February 1994. The registered office of the company is situated at Tanuku, Andhra Pradesh. The company's principal activity is manufacture and sale of oxo alcohols. The oxo alcohol products are ethyl hexanol, normal butanol and iso butanol. APL was established with a license capacity to produce 30,000 MTPA of Ox alcohols at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The plant has demonstrated consistent production at 42,000 MTPA.
2-Ethyl Hexanol finds its applications in Plasticizers, Stabilizers, Solvents, Acrylates, Finishing compounds for ink. 2-Ethyl Hexanol is a vital raw material for Plasticizers which in turn are a critical input for the rapidly growing PVC industry like cables, footwear, sheets, films, etc. It is also used in the production of 2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate, which finds its application in emulsion paints, adhesives, surface coating, paper and textile processing.
The other applications of 2-EH relate to nitrate esters, lube and fuel additives, surfactants, mining, stabilizers, solvent extractions, oil floatations, agricultural chemicals, engine machinery lubrication etc.
N-Butanol finds its application in the manufacture of Solvents, Adhesives, Detergents, Plasticizers, Acrylates.
I-Butanol finds its application in the manufacture of Plasticizers, Amino Resin, Isobutyl Acetate, Solvents. Apart from these, N-Butanol are used in rubber chemicals, printing inks, resins, pharmaceuticals, urethane catalysts, dyes, varnishes, adhesives, nitro cellulose lacquers, pesticides etc.
Following are the facilities offered by the company:
In October, 2007, an expansion and modernization program has been initiated by the company to increase the production capacity to 73,000 MTPA with the signing of a technology license and engineering supply agreements with Davy Process Technology, London (Davy). The enhanced capacity of the company is expected to be operational in the second half of 2009-2010. An uninterrupted power supply system of 2,400 KVA has been installed by the company to lower power costs.