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Dorf Ketal Chemicals acquires Filtra Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd

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Dorf Ketal Chemicals India Private Ltd has announced it has acquired Filtra Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd, who are also based in India. Filtra's adsorbents and catalyst products will be combined with the Dorf Ketal product offering in downstream hydrocarbon process chemicals. Filtra's adsorbents and catalysts will also open new opportunities for Dorf Ketal in fertiliser plants. Filtra's electrical steel coatings will enhance Dorf Ketal's existing product portfolio offered to coatings customers.

"Dorf Ketal's global sales force and distribution network provides excellent opportunities for synergy across our complementary product lines," commented Mr. Sudhir Menon, Chairman and Managing Director of Dorf Ketal. "We expect to expand earnings through increased share of catalyst and specialty process chemical spend in the refining and petrochemical markets." He further added, "Filtra operates an R&D facility approved by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in India. In collaboration with Dorf Ketal R&D, we envision significant potential for new applications."

"Harnessing the growth potential will require scaling up the capacity of existing Filtra manufacturing operations," said Mr. Subodh Menon, Director Operations at Dorf Ketal. "Our global customers have high quality standards and we will use our expertise in automating the manufacturing process to meet or exceed those standards."

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