Camlin (IFC-39750)

  • India
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Specific Location
State of Gujrat
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Voting Date
Jun 8, 2018
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 29, 2018

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Project Description
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The International Financial Corporation will invest in Camlin Fine Sciences Limited (Camlin) in the State of Gujrat. Camlin a private company that is engaged in research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of specialty chemicals and blends.

The USD 30 million loan in the project proposes to:

a) Improve Acess: This will ensure availability of diphenols and produce a range of their derivatives, such as antioxidants, performance chemicals and aroma chemicals which are used in food products, supplements, animal feed, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. 

b) Lower Prices: The cost of production of diphenols at the Dahej facility is expected to be lower than the cost at existing diphenols plant in Italy. IFC expects some of the cost savings to translate into lower price for the customers.

c) Increase employment: The Project will create high skilled jobs and allow for skills upgrading of the local employees through training and technology transfer from the facility in Italy to the Dahej plant.

d) Environmental Effects: The new plant in Dahej will have higher efficiency in terms of waste management, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and other operational efficiencies as compared to Camlin's existing plant in Italy.

e) Competitiveness: The Project will help Camlin innovate new product formulations that improve the quality of specialty chemicals and make the manufacturing process more cost effective, more customized to meet local needs, and environmentally friendly.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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Camlin is a private company that is engaged in research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of specialty chemicals and blends, which are used in a wide array of food, feed, animal and pet nutrition, fragrance, pharmaceutical and industrial products.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Camlin Fine Sciences Limited Client -

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Camlin Fine Sciences Limited 
Mr. Santosh Parab 
Chief Financial Officer 
+91 22 6700 1000 
Plot No, F/11-12, WICEL, Opp. SEEPZ Main Gate, Central Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400093, India 

Local Access for Project Documentation

Camlin Fine Sciences, Plot No. F/11-12, WICEL, Opp. SEEPZ Main Gate, Central Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400093, India.


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