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Elkay Silicones new manufacturing facility at Lote

Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. expanded its operations by opening a new manufacturing facility at Lote, Ratnagiri on 25 November 2017. The state-of- the-art facility is equipped with reactors, mixers, laboratory and modern precision equipment for high quality silicone fluids and emulsion manufacturing. With a team of highly skilled and experienced employees, this facility will serve the requirements of the agriculture, construction, pharmaceuticals, textiles, petrochemicals, chemical process, personal care and other various sectors in India and abroad. This expansion will serve to triple the existing capacity of certain product lines.

The facility was inaugurated by Shri Shripad Naik, Union Minister of State (AYUSH), Government of India. He said that the plant is an example of Make in India, the vision of Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, and this plant will earn foreign exchange by exporting these performance products. Indian industry and society will become stronger with innovations in performance chemicals. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ravindra Kulkarni (Managing Director) spoke about the silicones technology, applications and future of the company. The main focus of the company is innovation, quality, environment protection and employees’ safety. Inaugurating the facility, Mr. A K Lokapur, (Partner) said the investment represented the group’s long-term commitment to its customers, employees and business associates.

Elkay Silicones at PAINTINDIA 2018

PAINTINDIA 2018 in Mumbai

We at Elkay, are excited to talk about our silicone products in a wide range of applications in Paints, Coating and Construction industries.

We are always looking to enhance lives using our highly flexible silicone chemistry.

It is always a pleasure to interact with our current and future customers.

The Elkay team looks forward to welcoming you in Mumbai at Stand No.H-13, Hall 1 on 8-10 March 2018!

Silicone products are widely used in coating industries for protection and also for styling the applications.

Foam control, water repellent, wetting, leveling and slip are some important applications. Silicone polymers are used to ease application of paints.

Silane siloxane

Silane siloxane blends are useful in Water repellent action,  Unique formulation,  Deep penetration of absorbent surfaces,  Reduction in water uptake, increases substrate durability (vertical/angled surfaces),  Surface is ready in less than 24 hours after treatment,  Require low dosage ,  5 year life in most environments,  Environmentally compatible and  Excellent on cement, plaster, exterior walls, non-vitrified tiles, porous stones.

Functional siloxanes

Functional siloxanes are applicable in Water repellent action,  Excellent bonding with inorganic pigmented surfaces (like iron oxides),  Reduction in water uptake, increases substrate durability,  Surface is ready in less than 12 hours after treatment,  5 year life in most environments,  Environmentally compatible,  Gives gloss and may deepen colour of the substrate,  Excellent on cement, plaster, exterior walls, non-vitrified tiles, porous stones,  Improves water resistance and mar resistance when added to paints (2-5%).

The PAINTINDIA series of exhibitions, since their inception in 1993, have been the pioneering and premier coatings exposition for the coatings industry in the Indian sub-continent. PaintIndia has built a place for itself as the pioneer and the only journal in the coating industry not only in India, but in the entire Far East. It has all along championed the cause of the coating industry to the extent that the Indian Industry looks upto the journal for objective presentation of news, independent expression of views and dissemination of information in continuing research in coatings and raw materials, and its allied fields.

 

Elkay Silicones will be participating in Chem​s​pec India 2018

We are always looking to enhance lives using our highly flexible silicone chemistry. We at Elkay, are excited to talk about our silicone products in a wide range of applications in Agriculture, Construction, Petrochemicals, Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care, Medicament, Rubber & Tyre, Chemical Process and various customized applications. It is always a pleasure to interact with our current and future customers. The Elkay team looks forward to welcoming you in Mumbai at Stand No. D38, Hall 1 on 25-26 April 2018!

To know more details about ChemSpec India 2018, do visit http://www.chemspecindia.com

Elkay Chemicals showcased its silicone products

Elkay Chemicals showcased its silicone products


At Chemspec India 2017, Elkay presented its entire range of silicone products and solutions. Catering to several industries and sectors, Elkay’s products generated a deep interest across several markets: agriculture, construction, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, personal care, medicament, textile, rubber & tyre and chemical process.

The Elkay team spent 2 exciting days, in conversation with Indian as well as global visitors. Elkay silicones stall was visited by more than 350 visitors – including our esteemed customers, fortune 500 customers, vendors and new customers.

One Star Export House Certificate

One Star Export House Certificate


Elkay Chemicals has been consistently generating a sizable export business since 1999. In recognition of this, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade India has upgraded our certification to the ‘One Star Export House’.

This prestigious certificate is a driver in further focusing on exports and international markets.

216,000 extra Gerbera flowers by using AG-100

216,000 extra Gerbera flowers by using AG-100


AG-100 super spreading agent was tested on gerbera flowers at the research center of a government affiliated agriculture university in Maharashtra, India. The result was 21 % more flowers obtained by three foliar sprays using 0.05% AG-100 mixed with micro nutrients during the 1st 60 days of the plant cycle. Not only did the number of flowers increase, stem lengths were longer and the flower diameter increased by an incredible 32%. This translates to 216,000 extra flowers with better quality per acre!

AG-100 (silicone adjuvant) works as super spreading, super wetting and super penetrating adjuvant and because of better micro nutrient absorption, the yield and quality increased. Horticulture and floriculture growers can get the benefit of better yield and better quality in their crops by using Elkay AG series silicone adjuvants.

Elkay attends Agrochemicals Conference 2016

Elkay attends Agrochemicals Conference 2016


Elkay Chemicals team member, Dr. Bilson Shukla, attended the 6th Agrochemicals Conference 2016 on 19th July 2016 at FICCI, New Delhi. Role of crop protection chemicals was the theme based on the statement of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. He said that “My dream is to see farmers double their income by 2022, when the country completes 75 years of independence”.

India is fourth largest producer of agrochemicals worldwide. The Indian agrochemical industry is valued at $4.76 billion in 2015 and is estimated to grow at CAGR of 12% to reach $8.38 billion by 2019. Use of crop protection chemicals i.e. insecticides, fungicides, herbicides can increase crop productivity by 25-50% by mitigating crop loss due to pest attacks.

Elkay manufacturers agricultural adjuvants to increase the efficiency of crop protection chemicals and crop fertilization chemicals. An adjuvant is compound that is added to a pesticide formulation or tank mix applications to enhance its effectiveness. Adjuvants enhance the penetration of pesticides into plants by ensuring adequate spray coverage and keeping pesticides in contact with plant tissues, or by increasing rates of penetration. Elkay is a leading manufacturer of silicone superspreading adjuvants which find extensive use in such applications.

This conference was organized by FICCI in association with the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare and the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India.

Elkay Silicones showcased its silicone products

Elkay Silicones showcased its silicone products


Elkay ​Silicones ​showcase​d​ its silicone products and solutions at Chemspec 2016, Mumbai

At Chemspec 2016, Elkay presented its entire range of silicone products and solutions. Catering to several industries and sectors, Elkays products generated a deep interest across several sectors: textile, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, petrochemicals, personal care, construction, rubber & tyre and others.

The Elkay team spent 2 exciting days, in ​discussion​ with Indian as well as global visitors. Our stall was visited by 350-400 visitors – including our long-standing​ customers, fortune 500 customers, vendors and new customers.

Elkay will be participating in Chemspec India

Elkay will be participating in Chemspec India


Elkay will be participating in Chemspec India 2016 in Mumbai on 7th – 8th April 2016

We are always looking to enhance lives using our highly flexible silicone chemistry. We at Elkay, are excited to talk about our silicone products in a wide range of applications from Agriculture to Petrochemicals. It is always a pleasure to interact with our current and future customers. The Elkay team looks forward to welcoming you in Mumbai!

Elkay presents at Farmers Day, IARI, Pune

Elkay presents at Farmers Day, IARI, Pune


Elkay participated in the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pune organized Farmers Day on 19 Oct 2015.

Over 100 key farmers from Maharashtra and other states of India attended the event.

Silicone adjuvants are used as super spreaders, super wetting agents and penetrating agents for agricultural applications. They increase the efficiency of pesticides, insecticides and herbicides and improve the efficiency of foliar spray by mixing with micronutrients to increase the yield of Vegetables, Fruits, Flowers and other crops. Dr. S K Sharma, Director, IARI Pune; Dr. J P Sharma, Joint Director, IARI New Delhi; Dr. N G Hegde, Trustee, BAIF Pune , Dr. Prasad, Directorate of floriculture, Pune and various scientists from NRC Grapes, NRC Onion & Garlic and college of agriculture were present during this presentation.