Overview

HPL Additives Limited (formerly known as High Polymer Labs Limited), is a prominent name in the global market for Polymer Additives and Specialty Chemicals. HPLA is not only a significant player domestically i.e. in the Indian Market with a market share of over 75% but is also a distinct player in the international industry with exports to more than 49 countries across the world. Its exports to Europe and USA accounts for about 50% of its turnover. It has been able to achieve this high level of growth and large market share, despite the increasing global competition, due to its focus on Quality, Delivery and Service.

HPLA is an ISO 9001; ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified company.

HPLA has four manufacturing sites in India: three in Faridabad (Haryana) and one in Derabassi (Punjab). All plants are DCS/PLC controlled and equipped with state-of-the-art instruments ensuring reliable and safe processes, while focusing majorly on ensuring safe operating conditions and environment at all the plants. All technologies are developed in house and with no technical know-how agreements, joint ventures or collaborations for any product(s) manufactured by the company. The technology development starts from the R&D center and then progresses through the Technology Development group, the Projects and Engineering Services group, the Manufacturing group, the Environment group and the Health and Safety (EHS) group before it is finalized and blueprinted. Inter-departmental interface and ratification ensures safety, reliability, efficiency of processes, excellent product quality due to stringent design inputs and reduces development and commercialization time.

Research & Development is the core of HPLA, and recognized by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science, Government of India. It is furnished with up-to-date and hi-tech equipment and instruments in order to cater to the evolving needs to our customers and the market, and boasts of highly qualified scientists and chemists from leading academic institutions from across the country.

In recognition of it's work and efforts in R&D, HPLA has received many awards including the DSIR National Award, ICC Acharya PC Ray Award for the Development of Indigenous Technology (2005-06, 2009-10) and the PLASTCON (2009) for best research in Polymer Science, Technology and Engineering. As a company we dedicate these accolades to our brilliant and efficient team of scientists, engineers and management professionals.

Moreover, HPLA is strong proponent of an effective chemicals regulatory system. It strictly believes in the principle of not only providing safe and healthy working conditions for its employees but also an overall healthier environment though its efforts in the areas of pollution and waste minimization.

HPLA owes its success and growth to its most valuable and vital asset: Human Resources. Constant training, skill upgradation, motivation, transparent policies, clarity of career path, rewards for excellence are some of the tools HPLA uses to get the best out of its people.

Furthermore, customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to HPLA. Periodic initiatives are undertaken to map the dynamic needs and satisfaction levels of the customers, in order to allow HPLA to continuously improve and maximize customer satisfaction.

All of HPLAs interaction whether internally with its employees or externally with its customers, suppliers and other parties are based on its value drivers: Adaptability, Versatility, Teamwork, Caring and Dependability.

History

Directors and Management

Executive Directors

Mr. Harcharan Singh

Chairman & Managing-Director

Mr. Umesh Anand

Joint Managing Director

Management

Mr. Anil Chadha

Corporate Strategy & Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Minal Anand

International Marketing &
Corporate Development

Non-Executive Directors

Dr. Dilip D.Ravetkar

Prof.(Dr.) Veena Choudhary

Ms. Alka Bhardwaj

Regulatory Affairs

REACh- European Union

REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals and is European Legislation No. 1907 / 2006, which was officially entered into force in June 2007 , replacing several associated European Directives and Regulations
The REACh regulation requires substances manufactured or imported into the European Union, including substances in preparation in quantities over one metric ton per year, to be registered unless exempted. The main aims of REACh are to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. REACh makes industry responsible for assessing and managing the risks posed by chemicals and providing appropriate safety information to their users.

The REACh process had started with the pre-registration of substances having dead line December 1, 2008. There is transitional period to complete the registration process for existing substances with phased-in deadlines of 2010, 2013 and 2018 depending on the annual quantities imported in the Europe and the hazard of the substance. As a responsible manufacturer of specialty chemicals, HPLA has always been attentive to the way chemical substances are used and continuously develop policies that aim to improve the safety and health of people as well as the environment. This is why HPLA supports the principle of a more effective chemicals regulatory system in order to deliver sustainable health and environmental safety benefits. In order to ensure that HPLA is well prepared for REACh, a special cell is formed to ensure compliance with and implementation of the regulation. HPLA has pre-registered all of the eligible substances that it exports to EU and registered the substances due for the registration.

Substances registered are:
  • KINOX® -10
  • KINOX® -76
  • KINOX® -68
  • KINOX® -30
  • MICROFINE® - ADC
  • MICROFINE® - OBSH

Other Regulations(REACh- Turkey, China and South Korea)

Turkey

HPLA has notified the following substances under the Turkey Chemical Regulation (Less than 1000 MT/Annum)

  • Mikrofine-ADC
  • Mikrofine-OBSH
  • Mikrofine-ZBS
  • Kinox-10
  • Kinox-68
  • Kinox-76
  • Kinox-30
JAPAN/ CHINA/ KOREA

For our range of substances (which are in existing substances), registration is not required. The only requirement is to have the SDS & Label (in the local language) to be put on the packaging.

INDIA

India has started preparing REACh like regulations. At present, lists of the existing chemicals are being generated.

MSDS and packaging for all products being exported to Europe are REACh and CLP compliant.

What is SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern)?

Substances which are PBTs (persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic) and vPvBs (very persistent and very bio-accumulative) and CMRs (carcinogenic, mutagenic or repro-toxic [toxic to reproduction]) or an equivalent level of concern shall fall under SVHC . At present there are 151 SVHC as per REACh-EU

Possible regulatory options for SVHC:
  • Substance may remain in candidate list of SVHC without further action
  • Convince the authority ( ECHA) to propose a restriction on the limited number of uses instead of going for authorization of all the Uses.
  • Include in Annex XIV with exemption
  • Include in Annex XIV with extended sunset dates

Possible regulatory options for SVHC - time lines up to authorization for ADC:

Step Activity Tentative Date Remarks
1. Inclusion in the candidate list of substance of very high concern 19th December, 2012 Already included in the candidate list
2. It's priotization for inclusion in Annex XIV 20th June, 2013 Stakeholder consultation
3. Recommendation by ECHA on activity 2 20th December, 2013 At present there is 38 substances in prioti- zation list
4. Final decision by European Commission assisted by Member states Committee on activity 2 25th September, 2014
5. Veto right by European Parliament on activity 2 End December, 2014
6. Inclusion of ADC into ANNEX-XIV 20th February, 2015 If no negative opinion comes
7. Date of authorization & Sun set Date of authorization & Sun set
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For more information regarding a specific product(s), please send your request to

vijay.nagpal@hpladditives.com

Awards & Recognition

National Award

National Award for R&D efforts in industry-2003 in Chemicals and Allied industries sector

In order to provide encouragement to research and development in industry, Department of Scientific and Industrial Reach (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India instituted National in-house R&D awards for outstanding R&D achievements of Indian Industry in the year 1988. Till the year 2000, the eligibility for these awards was restricted to those industries whose in-house centers were recognized by DSIR. Since the year 2001, these awards were thrown open to all units of Indian industries, registered as corporate companies, which may be public limited companies, private limited companies, partnership or proprietary concerns registered in India.

These awards are in the form of shields made of sterling silver and are presented along with citations at the inaugural session of the Annual National Conference on in-house R&D in industry. During the last 22 years, 162 such R&D awards have been presented by DSIR.

Indian Chemical Council National Awards

Acharya P.C.Ray Award for development of Indigenous Technology (Antioxidants, UV stabilizers and Azo-initiators) for the year 2005-2006 again in the year 2010

Started out in the year 1938 to promote the interests of the nascent Chemical Industry. Pioneers of the chemical industry in India such as Acharya P. C. Ray brought together a group of industrialists including Rajmitra B. D. Amin, founder of the Alembic Group of Baroda.

What began as a vision, emerging from foresight and aspirations, became the Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association and was again rechristened the Indian Chemical Council. It became the representative body of the Rs.500 billion / US $ 16 billion chemical industry in India. Its members include both Indian companies with a global presence as well as subsidiaries of multinationals.

Today it is the apex national body representing all branches of the Chemical Industry in India such as Organic & Inorganic Chemicals, Plastics & Petrochemicals & Petroleum Refineries, Dyestuffs & Dye-intermediates, Fertilizers & Pesticides, Specialty Chemicals and paints etc.

The awards are given under various categories are prized by the industry and recognize outstanding achievement by the company or persons among their peers in the industry.

Plasticon Awards

Plasticon Award 2009 for Best Research (Polymer Science, Technology & Engineering) for commercializing antioxidants

PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION - is the apex body of major associations, organizations and institution connected with plastics, with common objectives to promote the development of the plastics industry and to assist the growth of plastics and related materials and their products. The Foundation is dedicated to national progress through plastics.

Plastindia Foundation instituted PLASTICON Awards with the objective to encourage and recognize innovation and growth in all facets of Indian Plastic Industry and to honor significant contri bution made by Indian business enterprises, Institutions, NGOs and individuals who have excelled in their Endeavour. Recognition comes by honoring them with presentation of Plasticon Awards at public platform in presence of the Plastic fraternity.

CHEMEXCIL Awards

Basic Chemicals, Cosmetics & Dyes Export Promotion Council popularly known as CHEMEXCIL was set up by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India in the year 1963 with the objective of promoting exports of Dyes and Dye Intermediates; Basic Inorganic & Organic Chemicals, including Agrochemicals; Cosmetics, Soaps, Toiletries & Essential Oils and Specialty Chemi cals, Lubricants and Castor oil. With its present total Membership strength, comprising of Large Scale & Small Scale Manufacturers and Merchant Exporters of more than 4000 it is ‘one contact point’ for sourcing information on any of the above products from India.

CHEMEXCIL annually organizes Export Award Function to felicitate outstanding exporters during the year on their excellent export performance.

HPL won First Grade Awards for its Export performance for the year 2006-07.

HPL is proud winner of Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Export Performance for the year 2014-15.

HPL Won The Certificate of Merit for The Outstanding Export Performance in Basic Inorganic & Organic Chemicals including AGRO Chemical Panel in the Large Scale Sector for the year 2016- 2017.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Faridabad Industries Association, apex body of industries in Faridabad confers “Life Time Achievement Award’ to recognize the services and contribution of select entrepreneurs to the cause of development of Industry.

Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Harcharan Singh was conferred with “Life Time Achievement Award” for the year 2011-12 in appreciation and recognition of his untiring, sustained and meritorious efforts for growth and development of Industry.

The award was presented by Shri Y.S. Malik, IAS, Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary to Govt. of Haryana, Industries & Commerce Department to Mr. Singh during the function of the Annual General Meeting of FIA held on Friday 15th June, 2012.

EXPORT AWARD

The Industries & Commerce Department, Haryana, is responsible for the development of industrial sector in the State. It functions as the nodal department to promote industries and to facilitate the entrepreneurs in setting up of Industries in the State. The role of the department is promotional and that of a motivator.

To encourage industry in the state and in recognition of outstanding performance in export by Industries & Commerce department, Government Of Haryana, identifies and awards Export Awards every year.

HPL has won State Export awards for outstanding export performance for the year 2014-15.

TWO STAR EXPORT HOUSE

Two star Export House Certificate is issued by the Govt. of India Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Commerce. Status Holders are business leader who have excelled in international trade and have successfully contributed to country’s foreign trade by achieving export performance during current and previous two financial years of above USD Million 25 in FOB Value. Status Holders are expected to not only contribute towards India’s exports but also provide guidance and handholding to new entrepreneurs.

HPL won Certificate in the category of Manufacturer Exporter for the year 2017-2022.

THE TYCOONS OF FARIDABAD

Leading Hindi newspaper chain of JAGRAN publications, constituted a survey in 2016 to identify prominent entrepreneurs of Haryana, who have contributed to the development and industrial growth in Faridabad as well as the state.

Mr. Harcharan Singh, Chairman & Managing Director was recognized as one of the THE TYCOONS OF FARIDABAD for his contribution to the industry and state during his illustrious career spanning over five decades.

Mr. Singh was felicitated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr. M.L. Khattar, Industries Minister of Haryana, Mr. Vipul Goel and other dignitaries on 17th April, 2016 in a public function at Hotel Claridges, New Delhi. In this function a Coffee-Table Book containing life story and photographs of all awardees was also released. The event was given wide coverage in all publications of JAGRAN.

ICONS OF HARYANA

In recognition of his contribution to the industry and state, The Times group (publishers of The Economic Times, The Times of India and Navbharat Times etc.) bestowed upon Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Harcharan Singh honor of ‘Icon of Haryana’ along with Dr. Naresh Trehan, Mr. Navin Jindal, Mr. Rajan Nanda & Mr. KC Lakhani and others

Mr. Singh was felicitated by Industries Minister of Haryana, Mr. Vipul Goel and other dignitaries on 1st December, 2017 in a public function at Hotel VIVANTA BY TAJ. In this function a Coffee-Table Book containing life story and photographs of all awardees was also released. The event was given wide coverage in The Economic Times and TV channel Times Now.

In the News

Investment announcements at PLASTINDIA

Solvay 500 Cr, Constantia & HPL to invest 90 Cr in Gujarat. Organiser expect business of around 5500 Cr in PlastIndia 2018 which is being held at Gandhinagar.

Date : 09th February 2018

Decomposer of plastic, HPL Additives to invest in Gujarat

HPL additives Ltd. is planning to set up a unit in port area of Gujarat. HPL Additives Ltd, a 54-year-old Faridabad (NCR) based entity, is India’s largest single player with majority market share in the polymer additives & specialty chemical industry.

Date : 09th February 2018

HPL launching for the first time in India HIGREN OBA, the most advanced Oxo-biodegradable Additives

54-year-old Faridabad (NCR) based entity, is India’s largest single player with majority market share in the polymer additives & specialty chemical industry.

Date : 13th February 2018

HPL launching for the first time in India HIGREN OBA, the most advanced Oxo-biodegradable Additives

54-year-old Faridabad (NCR) based entity, is India’s largest single player with majority market share in the polymer additives.

Date : 09th February 2018

HPL will set up manufacturing unit in Gujarat

HPL Additives entered into an agreement with Canada’s EPI Inc. to manufacturer of Oxo-biodegradable Additives in India.

Date : 09th February 2017

HPL will set up manufacturing unit in Gujarat, to manufacturer of Oxo-biodegradable Additives in India

To meet the worldwide growing demand of Plastic additives, Country’s Faridabad based company HPL Additives Ltd

Date : 09th February 2018

HPL will set up manufacturing unit in Gujarat, launched Oxo – biodegradable additives

HPL entered into an agreement with Canadian firm EPI to manufacture Oxo-Biodegradable Additives in India

Date : 09th February 2018

HPL Additives to manufacturer Oxo-biodegradable Additives

HPL entered into an agreement with Canadian firm EPI to manufacture Oxo-Biodegradable Additives in India.

Date : 09th February 2018

HPL Additives to manufacturer Oxo-biodegradable Additives

HPL entered into an agreement with Canadian firm EPI to manufacture Oxo-Biodegradable Additives in India.

Date : 17th February 2018

HPL launched Oxo – biodegradable additives

HPL entered into an agreement with Canadian firm EPI to manufacture Oxo-Biodegradable Additives in India

Date : 09th February 2018

Company will set up new plant in Gujarat, Plastic waste will get composed

HIGREN OBA decomposes plastic in very short time, and in that way keeps environment clean

Date : 08th February 2018

HPL will set up manufacturing unit in Gujarat, launched Oxo – biodegradable additives

HPL entered into an agreement with Canadian firm EPI to manufacture Oxo-Biodegradable Additives in India

Date : 08th February 2018
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