Maleic Anhydride

Maleic Anhydride

Maleic anhydride is an Organic compound. It is a colorless white solid with an acid odour.

It is used in the manufacturing of unsaturated polyester resin which is used in Automobiles, Tanks and Pipes, Epoxy resin, Lubricating oil additives and in food industries. Another market for maleic anhydride is lubricating oil additives, which are used in gasoline and diesel engine crankcase oils as dispersants and corrosion inhibitors. The food industry uses malic acid which is derivative of maleic anhydride in artificial sweeteners and flavour enhancements. Personal care products consuming maleic anhydride include hair sprays, adhesives and floor polishes.

Maleic anhydride is also a precursor to compounds used for water treatment detergents, insecticides and fungicides, pharmaceuticals, and other copolymers.

IGPL produces Maleic Anhydride through wash water generated out of the production process of Phthalic Anhydride. Existing capacity of Maleic Anhydride is 7,660 MTPA.

Product Specifications

Sr. No. Characteristics Test Method Guaranteed Specifications
1. Physical Appearance Visual White Flakes
2. Solidification Point (°C) IS 5149 : 2020 52.2°C
3. Colour of Molten Material (APHA) IS 5149 : 2020 20 HU Max.
4. Maleic Acid Content (Wt. %) IS 5149 : 2020 0.5%
5. Purity Wt.% as C4H2O3 IS 5149 : 2020 99.5%
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