Blend Colours’ expansion

Filler, white masterbatches


Blend Colours, as part of its ongoing efforts to implement expansion plans, has commissioned a new facility for filler and white masterbatches with a capacity of 9000 MTPA at its unit III. With this, the total production capacity of Blend Colours has touched 24,000 MTPA. “The first-of-its-kind automated feeding systems will allow us to set new
quality and productivity standards. It will empower us to further our presence in the local and global markets,” said Sharad Rathi, director of BlendColours.

Overall, the company has clocked a turnover of Rs 140 crores in FY 14-15 with a growth rate of 20%. Exports contribute a healthy 20% to the company’s turnover. With the requisite research and development facilities, Blend Colours has forayed into the PET fibre
business. It now plans to embark on a vertical penetration programme wherein it would explore newer and niche applications within its current markets by offering value-added solutions.

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