Solenis to build direct sales channel for Indian water treatment market


US-based specialty chemicals company Solenis is set to build a direct sales channel to serve the industrial water treatment market in India.

Earlier this year, the company exited its joint venture (JV) with Chembond Chemicals by selling its stake to the latter.

Solenis served this region for more than 16 years through the JV, and claims that it will be able to manage the needs of the industrial water market in the country.

Solenis Asia Pacific director Sachin Kukade said: “We are delighted to continue building strong business relationships with our customers in India and to help them manage their industrial water treatment challenges through our world-class specialty chemicals and technologies.

“We will continue investing in further capabilities to serve the India water treatment market.”

The latest initiative comes after the company established a direct channel to the fast-growing pulp and paper market in India in 2015.

Solenis Asia Pacific vice-president Nandkumar Dhekne said: “As India proceeds to develop its industrial infrastructure, improvements in wastewater remediation to protect the environment will be necessary, as well as the need to manage water scarcity issues for industrial operations.”

The company offers services to water intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets.