Technological Improvements through Petrochemicals deserve a special mention since petrochemical industries have contributes hugely to theIndian economic infrastructure. Companies like Reliance, Nocil, and IPCL are the most illustrious ones in theIndian petrochemical sector.
The IPCL is known for its multi-tiered, world class technologies, locations, and products. It has worked with various organizations in the agricultural sectors too and promoted plasticulture (application of plastics in drip-drain, greenhouse, and mulching). The Vadodara complex of IPCL, having 21 plants deals in Petroleum Resins, Polyvinyl chloride, and Acrylic Esters and is paving ways for its upgradation. The IPCL was successful in attracting the attention of the private sector as well. After extensive research on technologies, the IPCL used some specialty catalyst and absorbent objects to improve its production procedures. It stressed on the specialist catalyst in its product mix and that resulted in excellent demonstration of the products from CATAD everywhere
The CIPET (Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology) has contributed a lot in terms of technological development especially in development and fabrication testing equipment for plastic products. The list of technological developments undertaken by the CIPET for the petrochemical industry is given below:
- All electric two roll mill
- Motorized Notch Cutter
- ESCR Apparatus
- Carbon Black Cin agriculture) .The main aim of this was to boost the use of plastic in pond lining, canal to water seepage controntent Apparatus
- HDT/VSP Apparatus (Microprocessor Controlled)
- Falling Dart Impact Tester for Plastics Pipes
- Burst Strength Tester for Plastics Films
- Melt Flow Index Tester (Microprocessor Controlled)
Reliance Industries which boasts of an amalgamated petrochemical cum refinery complex, is situated in Gujarat's Jamnagar district. Reliance manufactures a huge range of Polyester, Polymers, Petrochemical, and Fiber Intermediates. Industry experts opine that Reliance Industries all but introduced turbo technology to the petrochemical sector.
The Nocil (NATIONAL ORGANIC CHEMICAL IND LTD) belongs to the Mafatlat Group Company and was the first petrochemical complex in the country. This company has 3 divisions: Nocil Petrochemicals, Nocil, and Nocil Rubbers. It has two main branches - Urvija Investments and Ensen Holdings. It uses the latest technologies in producing butadene, benzene, propylene, and ethylene to upgrade the overall production method. The company is to known incur great profits owing to the huge amount of cost savings.
Last Updated on 13 December 2011