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GSFC’s new LEM™ melamine plant has commenced trial runs

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World Fertilizer,

Casale has announced that Gujarat State Fertilizer & Chemical Ltd, Vadodara (India) has produced its first batch of melamine at their new plant.

GSFC and Casale signed a contract back in 2015 for the new 40 000 tpy 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 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 the following 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.

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