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Rockwood Opens Butyllithium Plant in India

12:11 AM MST | November 11, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Rockwood Holdings says its Chemetall Lithium India (Mumbai) business unit has opened a new butyllithium production facility at the Dahej special economic zone (SEZ) in the state of Gujarat, India. The site will function as the main platform for the supply of Chemetall's lithium products in India and other markets in the region. Butyllithium is widely used as an initiator for anionic polymerization and as a base in organic, pharmaceutical or agrochemical syntheses, Rockwood says. In addition to butyllithium operations, the facility will also be expanded to store...

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