MUMBAI, India - Arch Chemicals Inc. is expanding its marketing presence and establishing new manufacturing capabilities in India with the formation of a new Indian subsidiary, 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 that are tailored to meet the needs of Indian customers.

“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, Arch’s 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.”