An ISO 14001:1996 and ISO 9001:2000 certified Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited (RCF) was incorporated on 6th March 1978 as chemical manufacturer. The Company operates in two segments includes fertilizers and industrial products, With 20 operating plants at Trombay and 5 large plants at its Thal Fertilizer Unit, the company produces methanol, sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, ammonium bicarbonate, methylamines, dimethyl formamide and dimethylacetamide. A 5000 MTPA plant of the company was set up at Thal in the year 1990 and commissioned in the same year. RCF bagged an award for social forestry of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the year 1990-91. In January of the year 1991, an agreement was made with M/s Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan to provide technical personnel for operational and supervisory services in connection with pre-commissioning; commissioning and test run of Jamuna Fertilizer Project in Bangladesh. Under the Technical Assistance Agreement with M/s. Haldor Topsoe, the work for Auto Optimisation of four critical parameters in Ammonia Plants by installation of Advanced Control System has been completed in March of the year 1992. The Pilot Plant of 1.0 MT/Hr capacity was installed, commissioned and operated successfully during the year 1993 to produce NP 27:9:0 and 19:19:0 grades of Urea Nitric Phosphate and in 1994, RCF had commissioned a Dimethyl Acetamide Plant at Thal. During the year 1995, the company had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, a premier Agricultural Research Organisation for conducting extensive joint research and extension services in the field of crop performance, yields, increasing efficiency of fertilizers etc. The Purge Gas recovery unit of the company was commissioned in December of the year 1996. The Joint Venture Agreement with the Oman Oil Company and KRIBHCO, for setting up a Fertilizer Complex in Oman was signed during April of the year 1997. During the year 1999, liquid micronutrients were launched by the company under the brand name of MICROLA and also in the same year, RCF had signed a MoU with UCB S.A. Chemicals, Belgium to produce 20,000 MTPA of Methylamines and its derivatives at Thal. The Company was presented by Dr. R J Rathi Award for Environment Pollution Control in the year 2000. In the year 2001, RCF had shutdown two of its plants at Trombay because of natural gas shortages. Also in the identical year of 2001, the company had submitted Expression of Interest to acquire the fertilizer plants of SAIL and Pradeep Phosphate. The unit of the company situated at Raigad district received ISO14001 certification in June of the year 2001 and also obtained OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series) in September of the year 2004. The Company had signed MoU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd during the year 2005 and also the unit received the Green Touch Foundation safety gold award for the identical year 2005. The R&D center of the company had developed micro nutrient fertilizers in tablet form for prime agriculture crops, horticultural plants, orchids, floriculture etc during the year 2005-06. RCF and Gas Authority of India Limited signed a MoU to set up coal gasification project at Talcher in Orissa during December 2007. The Company and Australia-based Rapid Building Systems (RBS) inked MoU with Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) in February 2008, for supply of technology, licence and critical equipment for manufacturing fiberglass-reinforced gypsum load-bearing wall panels from phosphogypsum.