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New plants

The new LEM® Melamine plant for GSFC (India) has commenced trial runs


24 January 2019

Casale is happy to congratulate Gujarat State Fertilizer & Chemical Ltd, Vadodara (India) on the occasion of the 1st batch of melamine leaving their new melamine factory premises. GSFC and Casale signed a contract back in 2015 for the new 40’000 MTY plant for which Casale provided the license for the LEM® process, basic design and proprietary equipment, while GSFC took charge of all the rest. Initial trial runs of the plantsstrongly confirm that the LEM® technology produces good quality melamine. Melamine, the basic ingredient to produce high end plastic materials with a wide variety of applications, is produced industrially starting from urea and as such represents an interesting and fully viable alternative when diversifying the product portfolio away from fertilizers is key to beat the commodity market cycle and keep an edge over competition. Few fully proven melamine processes are available on the market and LEM® stands in the front due to its outstanding features:
  • Best energy efficiency
  • High melamine conversion efficiency
  • Simpler off gas integration in the urea plant
  • High quality of the product
3 new contracts have been awarded since Casale took over the technology from Borealis in 2013.
GSFC melamine unit initial trial run