Vinati Organics Ltd. (VOL) was established in 1989 and manufactures specialty organic intermediaries, monomers, and polymers. It is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and has over 300 employees.
VOL is the world’s largest manufacturer of Isobutylbenzene (IBB), which is the basic raw material for manufacture of Ibuprofen (the popular analgesic bulk drug). It began commercial production of IBB at its factory in Mahad, Maharashtra in 1992 based on technology from the renowned Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) in France. It has since expanded its capacity in phases to 14,000 TPA and supplies to all major Ibuprofen manufacturers in the world .
VOL is also the second largest manufacturer of 2-Acrylamido 2-Methylpropane Sulfonic Acid (ATBS) in the world. ATBS is a specialty monomer with several applications including the manufacture of acrylic fibres, personal care products, water treatment chemical, enhanced oil recovery chemical, etc. It began commercial production of ATBS at its plant in Lote Parshuram, Maharashtra in 2002 based on technology sourced from National Chemical Laboratories, Pune. It has since expanded its capacity to 12,000 TPA