New Delhi – India's National polyol and diisocyanate producers and India's only listed flexible foam maker have all announced production shutdowns.
The announcements come after the government ordered a country-wide lockdown for 21 days on 24 March in response to coronavirus.
Bharuch-based Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals has closed its TDI plants at Bharuch and Dahej both in Gujarat. The company's major business is fertiliser production. So it also closed concentrated nitric acid and ammonium nitro-phosphate plants at Bharuch.
Chennai-based Manali closed its polyol plants on 27 March. It said that the plants are 'manned with minimum personnel for safety, security and related purposes. ' This follows Indian Government guidelines.
Foam maker Sheela Foam, which also trades as Sleepwell, said initially it would close its nationwide operations from 23 to 25 March. But on 28 March it said the shutdown would last until the all-clear came from government.