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Thirumalai Chemicals will Construct New Greenfield Unit for the Manufacturing of Maleic Anhydride and Fumaric Acid in the United States

A subsidiary of TCL (Thirumalai Chemicals Limited, India), according to West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's annual State of the State 2023 Address, will break ground this month for two manufacturing facilities in Marshall County, West Virginia: One to produce food ingredients (malic and fumaric acids), and the other to produce maleic anhydride. TCL will offer a number of crucial utilities and services and will be situated just outside of Moundsville.

These facilities will produce and sell maleic anhydride from butane at a rate of 25,000 tonnes per year (55 million pounds per year) and 30,000 tonnes per year (66 million pounds per year) respectively.

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Among many other goods, these food components are frequently used in beverages, candies, seasoning, medications, and animal feed. In addition to being utilised in coatings and other products, maleic anhydride is also used in reinforced polymers.

As well as reducing reliance on imports, this investment will meet the rising demand for these items in the United States and export sizable quantities to Western Europe and Latin America.

With this USD 150 million investment, TCL will launch the first of a three-phase project to produce petrochemicals and fine chemicals from NGL and other feedstock. In addition to a sizable number of support services and other employment opportunities, the first phase of this project is anticipated to generate roughly 200 jobs during construction and 50 full-time local jobs.

The plant's modular construction got underway around a year ago in several sites in the US, India, Europe, and Japan. Production is anticipated to start by the middle of 2024 when site development begins in January 2023.

TCL, which has been making these goods in India and Malaysia for more than 30 years, is responsible for technology, design, and engineering. For industry and utilities, more than 90% of the energy (power and heat) is intended to originate from extra heat generated during the process. The result is a relatively small carbon footprint.

About Thirumalai Chemicals Limited


India's Thirumalai Chemicals Limited (TCL) is a publicly traded business. TCL is one of the biggest producers of fumaric acid, malic acid, and phthalic anhydride worldwide. The highest health and safety standards are met by products that have the REACH certification. More than 34 countries are dedicated to TCL. It has a well-designed and extensive infrastructure, and regional offices are located in important Indian cities. To offer clients effective service, TCL's global marketing approach emphasises relationships with end users directly. It is endorsed by regional experts all across the world.

As per Procurement Resource, Thirumalai Chemicals will build a new greenfield unit for the manufacture of maleic anhydride and fumaric acid in the United States.

According to West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's annual State of the State 2023 Address, a subsidiary of TCL (Thirumalai Chemicals Limited, India) will start construction this month on two manufacturing facilities in Marshall Country, West Virginia, one of which will produce food ingredients (malic and fumaric acids), and the other of which will produce maleic anhydride.

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These buildings will be located in the Covestro New Martinsville Industrial Park, which will be just outside of Moundsville and provide TCL with a variety of essential utilities and services.

At a rate of 25,000 tonnes per year (55 million pounds per year) and 30,000 tonnes per year (66 million pounds per year), respectively, these plants will generate and sell maleic anhydride from butane.

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