Hindalco produces the fertilisers di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) and nitrogen phosphorus potassium (NPK) complexes as value-added downstream products. Hindalco’s DAP plant went on stream in 2000 and has a capacity of 400,000 tpa. It manufactures DAP and NPK complexes such as 10:26:26, 12:32:16 and 20:20:0.
Phosphoric acid is produced at the company''s phosphoric acid plant by the chemical reaction of sulphuric acid from the smelting complex and rock phosphate, which is imported. At the DAP plant, phosphoric acid and ammonia are reacted to form DAP. Imported potash is used to produce the NPK complexes.
Hindalco with a turnover of USD 15 Bn is the flagship company of Aditya Birla Group. Established in 1958, Hindalco commissioned its aluminium facility at Renukoot in Eastern U.P in 1962. Later acquisitions and mergers with Indal, Birla Copper and the Nifty and Mt. Gordon copper mines in Australia, strengthened the company's position in value-added alumina, aluminium and copper products, with vertical integration through access to captive copper concentrates.In 2007, the acquisition of Novelis Inc. a world leader in aluminium rolling and can recycling, marked a significant milestone in the history of the aluminium industry in India. With Novelis under its fold, Hindalco ranks among the global top five aluminium majors, as an integrated producer with low-cost alumina and aluminium facilities combined with high-end rolling capabilities and a global footprint in 13 countries.Specialties