Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd. (TPL) has received Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for its Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) product from the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals of the Department of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
With the BIS certification, TPL becomes the only authorized seller of LAB in the Indian market. It is also the world’s first LAB manufacturer to be accredited with BIS 12795:2020 certification, TPL said in a statement.
The certification would play a crucial role in further establishing TPL as the market leader and sole authorized seller of the chemical in India, the company said.
“We are delighted to be the first company in India to reach this milestone. LAB is the connection of the future. It will emerge as the primary alternative to current non-biodegradable compositions,” said Vice Chair Ashwin Muthiah.
“This gives us incredible opportunities to capitalize on and shape an evolving market. We will definitely take full advantage of the first mover advantage,” he added.
As part of AM International’s petrochemical division based in Singapore, TPL is India’s leading producer of LAB and the only producer in South India. LAB is a crucial raw material used in the manufacture of synthetic detergents and industrial cleaners.
Around 40% of the laundry detergents used in Indian households are TPL products. The Superlab brand is now one of the most trusted LAB brands in the country, according to TPL.