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Tata Chemicals operates in the sectors of consumer products, industry chemicals, agri-solutions and nutraceuticals.

Consumer products

Through its portfolio of Living Essentials, the company has positively impacted millions of people in India. The Tata Salt brand is a market leader in India's branded iodised salt segment, and is a part of the everyday life of over 600 million consumers. The brand has two other variants: Tata Salt Lite (low sodium salt) and Tata Salt Plus (iron-fortified salt).

With the introduction of Tata Swach, an innovative, low-cost and nanotechnology-based water purifier, TCL provides affordable and safe drinking water to the people. Tata Swach offers complete water purification solutions through its range of non-electric, UV and RO purifiers.

Extending its portfolio from salt to other food products in 2010, TCL unveiled India's first national brand of pulses, Tata Sampann (formerly called I-Shakti). Through this brand, the company aims to provide a wholesome farm-fresh source of daily protein to the Indian thali (Hindi for plate).

Industry chemicals

Under the umbrella of Industry Essentials, TCL produces products which serve as essential inputs to diverse industries such as glass, detergents, sodium silicate, textiles, food, feed, mining and chemical processing. TCL is the world's second-largest producer of soda ash, with a global capacity of 4.3 MT per annum, with manufacturing operations in India, USA, UK and Kenya.

The company also manufactures sodium bicarbonate at Mithapur, India, and in UK, which is used by industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, feed, dyes, flue gas treatment and textiles. TCL is the fourth-largest producer of sodium bicarbonate, with a combined capacity of about 0.2 MT per annum.

The allied chemicals manufactured by the company include caustic soda, liquid chlorine, liquid bromine and gypsum. TCL manufactures various grades of industrial salt at its UK facility. Its various grades include undried vacuum salt, pure dried vacuum salt, water-softening products, de-icing salt products and bespoke products.

The cement plant at Mithapur, India, was set up to consume solid waste generated from the manufacture of soda ash. This plant has an installed capacity of 1,500 tonnes per day and produces two varieties of cement – OPC grade 53 and masonry cement – under the Tata Shudh brand.

Agri-solutions

TCL has carved a strong position in India as a provider of agri-solutions. Under the Farm Essentials segment, the company offers farm inputs, such as fertilisers, pesticides, speciality nutrients, seeds and agri-services, which are required to improve crop health and productivity.

TCL is one of the leading manufacturers of urea and phosphatic fertilisers, and is a key player in the growing segment of speciality fertilisers. The fertiliser range is marketed under the flagship brand of Tata Paras, which enjoys highest brand equity in its core geographies. TCL also produces customised fertilisers that provide balanced nutrition to the soil. These are sold under the Paras Farmoola brand. TCL's agri-products are produced at its Indian facilities at Babrala and Haldia (total capacity of 130,000 MT).

Through the Tata Kisan Sansar (TKS) network, TCL offers special services to farmers, such as information on new and improved agronomic practices and use of agricultural inputs. TKS is a network of nearly 900+ farmer resource centres that caters to more than 2.6 million farmers across 26,000 villages in the northern and eastern parts of India.

Nutritional solutions

In line with TCL's focus on health and nutrition, the company has developed a range of nutritional solutions under the Sustentials™ brand. A new age venture of TCL, it is driven to inspire healthy living and address nutrition needs of the modern consumer.

With R&D strength, manufacturing expertise and formulation know-how, Tata Chemicals' nutritional solutions business offers innovative ingredients and solutions under Wellness Foods' and 'Nutraceuticals' catering to food, beverage, nutra and pharma industry. TCL's flagship set of prebiotic products— and Gossence™ —are known to improve gut health by promoting the growth of good bacteria.