» DCM Shriram Consolidated LTD
DCM Shriram Consolidated LTD
DSCL manufactures multiple grades of PVC resins
covering a wide array of end-use markets. The PVC resins produced by Company
are renowned for their quality and reliability offering the distinct
benefits of a low fish-eye count and uniform particle size.
The Company has a 70,000 TPA (after the recent expansion), PVC resins
facility at its integrated manufacturing complex at Kota, Rajasthan.
The Company utilises the calcium carbide route to produce PVC resins
whereas all other manufacturers use the ethylene/EC/VCM route. Chlorine and
calcium carbide, the two key inputs in the manufacture of PVC resins are
produced by the Company at the integrated manufacturing complex itself.
After catering to captive consumption, DSCL sells the calcium carbide to
other companies in the chemicals and steel industry. Also, the Company
further processes the waste sludge produced during the manufacture of
calcium carbide to make cement. Of the PVC resins made, the Company is able
to consume between 20-25% through its PVC Compounding division, selling the
rest to other manufacturers and compounders.
As, DSCL produces PVC resins using the calcium carbide route, thereby is
insulated from the cost-cycles routinely associated with the
petrochemicals-route of producing the product that some other players in the
sector are exposed to. Furthermore, the Company has access to reliable and
high-quality key inputs; chlorine and calcium carbide, both manufactured at
its integrated facility. The in-house manufacture of calcium carbide allows
the Company to maintain a swing capability between the key input, calcium
carbide and PVC resin thereby allowing it to maximise profits during adverse
cycles in any of the two products.
An interesting feature of the PVC manufacture through the calcium carbide
route, which employs electric arc furnaces, is its energy-intensive nature.
DSCL, on is part is able to exercise control over this key input cost
through captive generation and consumption of power. The ability of DSCL to
consistently deliver high quality PVC resins over the years has been enabled
by the multiple advantages it enjoys on account of the integrated nature of
its operations and a lower cost structure made possible through captive
With the incorporation of latest technology for polymerization from M/s
Chisso Corporation, the company has developed capability to develop variety
of PVC Resins with extremely high and low polymerization degree ( K Value).