The organic-chemical plant, commissioned in 1979, is located at Muzaffarpur in North Bihar
which is just 70 kms from Patna and is well connected with road and train. In March, 1994, this plant was converted into Subsidiary Unit of IDPL and incorporated (Company Registration No. 03-05753 of 1993-94 with Registrar of Companies, Bihar and having its Registered Office at Muzaffarpur). The plant & its township with 44 flats has an area of 65 acres (0.26 million sq. mts.). This is the only
plant in the country manufacturing Niacinamide starting from alcohol as principal raw
material. It has a locational advantage as 3-4 alcohol producing distilleries and more than
15 sugar mills which feed molasses to these distilleries, are situated within a radius of
It has a large production capacity to manufacture Acetaldehyde (7500 metric tonnes), Acetic
Acid (4500 metric tonnes), Methyl Ethyl Pyridine (1200 metric tonnes), Niacin (500 metric
tonnes and Niacinamide (300 metric tonnes). The production process is highly automatic and
continuous for Acetaldehyde and Acetic Acid coupled with equipments to avoid any pollution.
It also has facilities for treating effluents generated in batch processes of Niacin and
The plant is being upgraded to manufacture 3 antibiotics macrolides namely Roxithromycin,Azithromycin and Clarithromycin.The production of these bulk drugs is likely to be started shortly in 2010.