Meghmani Organics commissions Titanium Dioxide plant; Phase 2 Capex plan of Rs. 375 Cr
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Meghmani Organics commissions Titanium Dioxide plant; Phase 2 Capex plan of Rs. 375 Cr

Under Phase II of expansion, the company plans to double its capacity to 33,000 MTPA along with a captive power plant at a Capex of Rs. 375 crore which is expected to be commissioned by Q3 FY24

  • By ICN Bureau | January 24, 2023

Meghmani Organics Limited (MOL) has announced commissioning of Phase 1 of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) plant at Dahej, Gujarat with an installed capacity of 16,500 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA).

Meghmani had acquired Kilburn Chemicals Limited for Rs. 132 crore in December 2021 by making 100% upfront payment. Post which the company incurred a total Capex to the tune of Rs. 275 crore including the acquisition cost and commissioned the first phase in January 2023.

TiO2 is one of the most widely used white pigments because of its brightness and its strong UV light absorbing capabilities. It is used to provide whiteness and opacity to products such as paints, coatings, plastics, papers, inks, foods, medicines, toothpastes. Paints and coatings is the major end-use industry for TiO2 and is growing at a double digit growth rate.

With Meghmani’s entry into TiO2, the company now has a larger product portfolio in pigments, along with entry into higher margin accretive product category.

One of the major benefits of foraying into TiO2 is the advantage of this product being an import substitute. Currently, around 70% of TiO2 is being imported in India. Meghmani will be one of the prominent manufacturers of TiO2 in India.

India’s Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is expected to grow at a 4.2% CAGR reaching 3,29,000 MTPA by 2025. Capex announcement in the paint sector will further accelerate the growth.

Under Phase II of expansion, the company plans to double its capacity to 33,000 MTPA along with a captive power plant at a Capex of Rs. 375 crore which is expected to be commissioned by Q3 FY24.

MOL is amongst the top three global Phthalocyanine based pigment players enjoying a 14% market share. The company is amongst the top-10 manufacturers of pesticides in India with a presence across the entire value chain.

MOL has 36+ brands of various pesticides formulations in India. The company has 400+ customer base in pigments & agrochemicals across diverse industries. The company garners around 80% of its topline from the export markets as on FY22.

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