Chemicals overview

Hindalco manufactures coarse alumina hydrate, metallurgical alumina, special alumina and alumina hydrate. The chemicals business focuses on special alumina and alumina hydrates, which are products of in-house technological innovation by our Research & Development team at Hindalco Innovation Centre-Alumina(HIC-A). This research centre is recognised by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India.

The chemicals business serves a wide range of customers across 32 countries around the world with special alumina and alumina hydrates. Alumina hydrates find use in applications like – alum, poly aluminium chloride (PAC), zeolites, aluminium fluoride, and as fire-retardant filler in polymer composites. Our special alumina finds a good suit in applications like refractory, ceramics, polishing compounds, abrasives and glass.

Hindalco’s captive bauxite mines in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha, supply high quality raw material to our refineries located at Belagavi in Karnataka, Muri in Jharkhand and Renukoot in Uttar Pradesh, India. The alumina refineries at Belagavi, Muri and Renukoot have installed capacities of 350,000 TPA, 450,000 TPA and 700,000 TPA respectively. The state-of-the-art alumina refinery at Belagavi is dedicated to the manufacture of special alumina and alumina hydrates.

Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL), the fully-owned subsidiary of Hindalco Industries located in Rayagada district, Odisha, operates a most modern 2.1 MTPA alumina refinery.