GSFC’S New LEM™ Melamine Plant has Commenced Trial Runs
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 plants suggested 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.
BORSODCHEM selects CASALE for their second nitric acid plant
Casale and Borsodchem, a subsidiary of Wahua Chemical Group (China) have sealed a contract for the supply of a new 660 MTD, nitric acid plant at the Kazincbarcika factory in Hungary. The plant will produce 68% strength acid and it is based on Casale’s NA2000 dual-pressure process, the same applied in the first, identical unit which has been in operation since 2012 on the same site. Casale scope of supply includes the provision of the license, the basic engineering, the review of detail engineering and site assistance.
"We are very pleased by the continued trust placed by Borsodchem on us and our nitric acid technology also for their second plant. Casale is strongly committed to deliver the same level of high quality, superior performances and long-term reliability as the first one which is in operation since 2012", has commented Mr F. Zardi, CEO of Casale.
NA2000 is Casale’s Dual Pressure nitric acid process originally developed by GPN that Casale has acquired in 2014 from Borealis together with Borealis Nitrates and Phosphates fertilizer technology portfolio.
Casale to supply key technologies to deepak fertilizer for a new nitrates complex
Casale is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Messrs Smartchem Technologies Limited (STL), a fully owned subsidiary of M/s Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, India (DFPCL) for a new technical Ammonium Nitrate complex which includes:
- one 900 MTD Nitric Acid plant, based on Casale’s proprietary NA2000 process (Dual Pressure)
- one 1143 MTD Ammonium Nitrate Solution plant incorporating Casale’s AN2000 Pipe Reactor technology
- one Prilling Unit capable to produce 970 MTD of either High Density Ammonium Nitrate (HDAN), based on Casale Technology, or the same amount of Low Density Ammonium Nitrate (LDAN), based on the newly acquired technology from ORICA for this product.
The project will make full use of the original, mothballed, unused equipment originally supplied for another ‘project’ in a totally different geographical area, which never materialized.
Under the terms of the contract Casale will supply, for each of the units mentioned above, the process license, know-how, revalidation of the original Basic Design, review of the new Detail Design, proprietary items and site assistance.
This new order is a testament of Casale’s ability to act as a single source provider of all key technologies and services for an Ammonium Nitrate complex.