With this, the total capacity of Carbon Black will increase to 793 KT from the present capacity of 603 KT
Phillips Carbon Black Limited is planning a greenfield project in Tamil Nadu with a Carbon Black capacity of 190 KT and Power capacity of 36 MW.
The greenfield project in Tamil Nadu is planned to be operational in 2023. With this, the total capacity of Carbon Black will increase to 793 KT from the present capacity of 603 KT. The plant will have a power capacity of 36 MW.
PCBL Manufacturing Units
Carbon Black - 205 KT
Power - 32 MW
Carbon Black - 142 KT
Power - 12 MW + 7 MW (New)
Palej expansion in 2021
Durgapur, West Bengal
Carbon Black - 163 KT
Power - 30 MW
Carbon Black - 93 KT
Power - 10 MW + 7 MW (New)
Total Existing Carbon Black Capacity - 603 KT
Total Existing Power Capacity - 84 MW
Tamil Nadu - Greenfield Project in Progress
Carbon Black - 190 KT
Power - 36 MW
(Source: Indian Chemical News)
The company is also commissioning additional capacity of 7 MW in Palej, Gujarat and 7 MW in Kochi, Kerala taking the overall tally to 134 MW from the present 84 MW capacity.
Phillips Carbon Black Limited (PCBL), a part of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, was set up by K. P. Goenka in 1960, with the core objective of substitution of the import of Carbon Black. The company started production at Durgapur with a production capacity of 14,000 MT per annum. As PCBL celebrated its diamond jubilee in 2020, it has been playing a pioneering role in the Carbon Black industry for over six decades, with a current production capacity of 6,03,000 MT per annum and generating 84 MW per hour of green power.
Today, PCBL is the largest carbon black manufacturer in India and a strong global player with a significant customer base in 40+ countries. Apart from four strategically located plants at Durgapur (West Bengal), Palej (Gujarat), Mundra (Gujarat) and Kochi (Kerala), it has also set up R&D centres at Palej (Gujarat) and Ghislenghien (Belgium).
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