Phenol falls into the category of compounds which is aromatic and organic. Being an organic compound, it contains hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon which are its main constituents.
Phenol is a part of theIndian petrochemical industry and at present the growth in this sector is sluggish since phenol is an intermediate chemical as a result of which, the demand is dependent totally on the user-end industry.
More than 50% of the phenol that is produced is used in the manufacture of phenolic resins. And the rest of the phenol is used in the manufacture of rubber chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and cellulose acetate explosives. Phenol is mainly sold directly to the stockists, dealers, and the OEMs. The main companies producing phenol are:
- Bengal chemicals and pharmaceuticals in Kolkata
- Herdillia chemicals in Thane
- HOCL in Enrakulam
Phenol industry inIndia is facing a slowdown in the recent years. That the industry starts to grow, theIndian government along with theIndian petrochemical industry must make a determined effort.
Last Updated on 13 December 2011