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GHCL’s Soda ash manufacturing facility located at Sutrapada, Gujarat, is one of India’s leading producers of Soda Ash (Anhydrous Sodium Carbonate) and has an annual production capacity of 975 Thousand MTPA. It contributes to almost 25% of the country’s annual domestic demand. It has a clear competitive advantage due to its captive raw material sources. Its lignite mines located at Khadsaliya in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat supply the raw material needed for the production of Soda ash.

Limestone mines at Sutrapada,Veraval and Talala Taluka of Gir-Somnath district have an average production 45 MT to 500 MT per day of chemical grade limestone.

GHCL Soda Ash is available in 2 categories-Light Soda Ash, Dense Soda Ash. It also produces Sodium Bicarbonate and these products are marketed in India under the brand name ‘LION’.

Soda Ash Light

Light Soda Ash is an important basic industrial alkali chemical used in soap and detergents, pulp and paper, iron and steel, aluminium cleaning compounds, water softening and dyeing, in fibre–reactive dyes, effluent treatment and production of chemicals.

Soda Ash Dense

Dense soda ash is used in Glass manufacturing (Flat Glass, Container Glass, Plate Glass, deep processing to other high grade glass for example automotive glass, curtain wall glass) , Silicate, Ultramarine, and other chemical industries.

Sodium Bicarbonate

Refined Sodium Bicarbonate or baking soda, is available in -Technical grade, Animal Feed grade and Food grade. Manufactured from light Soda Ash, it is used in a variety of industries like food, food dyes, poultry and animal feed, leather tanning, fire extinguishers, vegetable cleaning applications , blasting of metals, manufacture of chemicals, pharma, oral care products, deodorizers and personal care products.

GHCL is focused towards becoming the single largest producer of Soda Ash in the country within the next 5 years.

Applications of Soda Ash – glass, ceramic, detergent

Soap & Detergents

Soap & Detergents

Light Soda Ash is an important basic industrial alkali chemical used in powdered, paste and soap detergents (employed as builder or filler to give smother surface).

Glass Manufacturing

Glass Manufacturing

Dense soda ash is an important industrial chemical used in the manufacturing of flat, automotive, container glass and making colourful glass bangles.

Chemicals

Chemicals

Both dense and light soda ash are used for various chemical reactions to produce inorganic and organic compounds.

Pulp & Paper manufacture

Pulp & Paper manufacture-

Soda ash is used as a pH regulator in certain chemical reactions.

Textile Industry

Textile Industry

Used as a cleaning agent for refining and bleaching and to adjust pH during drying.

Non- Ferrous Metallurgy

Non- Ferrous Metallurgy

For recycling of lead from spent batteries and recycling of zinc and aluminium.

Water Treatment

Water Treatment

As a source of sodium and to adjust the pH.

Mining

Mining

Beneficiation and processing of mineral ores and metals

Khadsaliya Lignite Mines

Khadsaliya lignite mines is the first private lignite mine in a Gujarat state having the leasehold area of 171.0 hectare. We started the captive lignite mine in year 2004, for our own captive power plant for soda ash plant at Sutrapada. We proudly share that were shortlisted for prestigious national safety award of the mine for the year 2015.

Limestone Mines

GHCL Ltd. has captive Limestone mines at Sutrapada,Veraval and Talala Taluka of Gir-Somnath district. The mines produce an average of 45 MT to 500 MT per day of chemical grade limestone using the Semi – Mechanised method of mining.

Once a particular area is exhausted, it is partially backfilled and used for plantation or converted into agricultural land. This is an ongoing activity and almost 385 hectares of land has been reclaimed and is being used for agriculture, 55 hectares has already been converted into ponds for water storage and close to 17000 trees have been planted here.

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