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Arch Chemicals Forms Indian Subsidiary

November 24, 2010
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Arch Protection Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. will offer biocide products and services tailored to meet the needs of Indian customers and climatic conditions.

Arch Chemicals Inc. has announced the formation of a new subsidiary in India, Arch Protection Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (APCPL). Capitalizing on the indigenous availability of raw materials and cost-effective production, APCPL will offer biocide products and services tailored to meet the needs of Indian customers and climatic conditions.

“Arch is already supplying major international accounts in India with biocide products and our popular antidandruff agent, and we see tremendous opportunities here for further growth,” said Saravana Kumar, India country manager. “APCPL has been formed to serve the biocides needs of esteemed customers in varied segments, including coatings, emulsions, adhesives, metalworking fluids, textiles and auxiliaries, disinfectant, and hygiene applications, as well as personal-care products and cosmetics. To be successful in India, it is essential to establish a local operation to access the highly skilled workforce and diverse raw material resources.”

“India represents a strategic growth market for Arch Chemicals and our Industrial Biocides business,” said David Tierney, Global Business manager, Building Products. “The expansion of our operations in India should accelerate sales in its fast-growing markets while supporting our strategy to strengthen our relationships with key global accounts. We particularly see a benefit in supplying the regional paint and building products markets with high-performance, dry-film formulations and cost-effective, in-can products to ensure sustainable, long-term growth.”

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