Monday, February 9, 2009


Global Heavy Chemicals Ltd (GHCL) is the largest manufacturer and supplier of Chlorine, Caustic Soda, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Hypochlorite, Bleaching Powder, Chlorinated Paraffin Wax (CPW) and other related products in Bangladesh. GHCL a sister concern of OPSONIN GROUP is located at Hasnabad, Keranigonj, Dhaka. Within this Group OPSO SALINE Ltd was established in 1987 in Barisal, which is using the latest state of the art BFS (Blow Fill & seal) technology of Switzerland. Till now, Opso Saline Ltd is the largest manufacturer of IV Fluids/Antibiotics, Ophthalmic/Otic/Nasal Drops & Ointment and Medical Equipments (Disposable Syringe, Infusion Set, Butterfly Needle etc.) in Bangladesh. Another SBU of this group is Global Capsules Ltd (GCL) established at Rupatoli, Barisal is the manufacturer of Gelatin, empty hard gelatin capsule (EHGC) & Dicalcium Phosphate (DCP).

Clotech is a popular chemical disinfectant made of 5.25% Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) and combined with DM water for enhanced stability. Clotech is often used to clean if they have no metal parts and to disinfect and decontaminate water lines. Clotech is also used in Food processing Plants, Dairies & poultry plants, Laundry, Textiles, Clinic, Hospital and other Health Institutions. Clotech is available in 2 liter, 4liter plastic container in the market. Clotech plays a vital role during flood & cyclone in Bangladesh ensuring safe drinking water.

Products of GHCL are important components in the manufacture of a variety of products that we all rely on as part of our modern way of life. In fact, each time we read a newspaper, use bleach in our laundry, ride in a car, enjoy safe drinking water or take drugs to relieve from disease. Populations of the country are being benefited from one or more of our products.

Chlorine is used as “building blocks” in more than 85% of all pharmaceutical products, 95% of all crop protection chemicals, 60% other commercial chemicals. They are also used in manufacturing of other industrial products.

The crucial balancing factor for putting any Chlore-Alkali industry in Bangladesh is to make avenue to consume Chlorine safely unless all these efforts will go in vein.

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