The expansion has increased TFL's global capacity for key Sellaset® and Sellafast® dye products by 40%, to ensure continued great service to its customers. In addition to the increased output, the expansion project includes process changes to further improve the quality and consistency of the dyes handled in the facility and an enhancement of TFL's Dyes Research and Development centre on the same site.
During the project, TFL also took the opportunity to upgrade the entire facility by installing a new effluent treatment plant and powder transfer system, an enhanced dust collecting system, new forklifts and stacker with latest safety features, and a new box packing machine. Together these improvements have enabled TFL to further enhance the health, safety and environment performance of the facility.
The project was managed by TFL’s local teams in Mumbai and Hyderabad and they were able to successfully install all of the new equipment safely without disrupting production. The facility is now operating at increased production rates and TFL is looking to further grow its leather dyes business by taking advantage of the additional business opportunities that have come from its recent acquisition of the Organic Leather Chemicals business of LANXESS.
Dr. Wolfgang Schütt, TFL's CEO, commented that ’our Mumbai facility had been operating at record production levels as TFL has successfully grown its global leather dyes business and I am delighted to announce the completion of our capacity expansion which will enable us to meet our customers increasing demand for high quality dyes. I would like to thank the local team for delivering this significant project safely and under budget, which was especially difficult given the restrictions caused by the difficult Covid-19 situation in India. They did an excellent job in the circumstances.’