The US-based Lubrizol
Corporation, one of the leading global manufacturers of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compound, has joined hands with Pune-based PVC pipes
& fittings manufacturer Finolex
Industries Limited for the manufacturing & sale of Finolex FlowGuard
and fittings in India. The product will be launched in the market by Finolex
Industries Limited in the last week of March 2017 and will cater to the building and construction industry.
is dedicated to supplying the highest quality CPVC
compounds to service the Indian hot & cold water plumbing markets. Our partnership with Finolex
Industries highlights the need and importance of quality CPVC pipes
and fittings made from time-tested CPVC
compounds provided by Lubrizol.
Since January 2016, we have been manufacturing these world quality materials from a state-of-the art plant in Dahej, Gujarat. Our association with Finolex
will further strengthen FlowGuard’s commitment to delivering reliability in India through Finolex’s wide spread network in the country,” explained Matthew Timmons, managing director, Lubrizol
Advanced Materials India Pvt Ltd.
Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, introduced the resilient CPVC
material into India nearly two decades ago. In January last year, Lubrizol
opened its CPVC
compounding plant in Dahej, which involved an investment of about Rs 325 crores.
“Since we introduced FlowGuard
to the Indian market, we remained committed through our support of processors who continue to benefit from our more than 50 years of expertise in manufacturing and compounding. Additionally, with the government’s recent focus on housing for all, the infrastructure status given to real estate, loans offered at cheaper rates, introduction of the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA), GST & many other initiatives, the need for quality products to be used in the country is greater than ever,” said Timmons.
Prakash Chhabria, executive chairman of Finolex
Industries Limited, added, “We are committed to strengthening the plumbing industry through our association with Lubrizol
falls in line with the culture of Finolex
Industries in providing quality products ‘Made in India’ for the Indian market. We are confident about Lubrizol’s global expertise in compounding and appreciate the work done by them in changing the plumbing industry from metal-based to CPVC–based piping. With FlowGuard’s raw material and support, our track record of providing superior products for Indian market gets strengthened. We look forward to a successful partnership.”
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piping systems and materials business offer products such as FlowGuard
pipe & fittings, BlazeMaster fire sprinkler systems and Corzan industrial systems, etc designed for plumbing, fire protection and industrial piping applications. In addition, its CPVC
product is used in a variety of specialty applications serving diverse markets.
Industries, the supplier of PVC pipes
& fittings for the agriculture and non-agricultural sectors, has manufacturing plants at Pune and Ratnagiri in Maharashtra and Masar in Gujarat. The company’s PVC
resin manufacturing facility in Ratnagiri, set up in technical collaboration with Germany’s Uhde GmbH using Hoechst technology, supplies the raw material to its pipe manufacturing plants.