India Glycols is a leading company that
manufactures green technology based bulk, specialty and performance
chemicals and natural gums, spirits, industrial gases, sugar
The company was established as a single mono-ethylene glycol
plant in 1983. Since then, IGL has brought together cutting-edge
technology, innovation and an unflagging commitment to quality,
to manufacture a wide range of products that have found global
IGLs state-of-the-art, integrated
facilities manufacture chemicals including glycols, ethoxylates,
glycol ethers and acetates, and various performance chemicals.
Its product range spans the chemicals, spirits, herbal and
other phytochemical extracts and guar gum, industrial gases
and realty sectors, and finds application across an increasing
number of industries.
These products are manufactured in compliance
with stringent global standards of plant operations, quality
and safety. The companys facilities have been approved
and certified by international agencies including Det Norske
Veritas (DNV). The operations at all plants are closely monitored
through distributed control systems (DCS), which facilitate
a high degree of control over the quality of products.
IGLs flagship chemicals division started out with a
path-breaking green approach to manufacturing ethylene oxide
and derivatives. Using the molasses-ethyl alcohol-ethylene
'green route', the company is the only one of its kind in
the world. With the emphasis now increasingly shifting to
green manufacturing, the chemical division is well poised
to meet the industrys need for environmentally responsible
products and production techniques.
Keeping in mind the critical dependence
on agricultural feedstock, the company has taken up several
initiatives including backward integration into sugar manufacturing
to ensure seamless raw material availability. Other complementary
initiatives include co-opting the cane growing community to
ensure cane availability while providing adequate returns
to the farmer.
Apart from chemicals, India Glycols
has a significant presence in the natural active pharmaceuticals
and nutraceuticals space with Ennature Biopharma; a well-established
natural gum division manufacturing guar gum and a variety
of derivatives; a spirits division that manufactures country
and Indian-made foreign liquor adhering to the highest quality
standards; and Shakumbari Sugar a well-established
player in the Indian sugar industry.
IGL has traditionally looked to leverage the export potential
of its products. The company has therefore initiated the process
of aligning to emerging global trends and has established
facilities and operations that are in compliance with global
good manufacturing practices.
The company strives to achieve excellence through proactively
addressing customer needs and requirements. Integral to this
approach is the identification and development of customised
products backed by research and development support.
IGL's R&D function is not only
driven by organisational needs, but more importantly by customer
needs. Its R&D centre employs state-of-the-art equipment
that empowers IGL scientists and engineers to consistently
deliver customised solutions that meet, and at times, even
exceed customer expectations.