20 Microns incorporated in 1987; is the largest producer of white minerals in India. The company has annual output of over 180000 tons.
The company’s products are used in areas such as paints, coating and printing ink, adhesives, plastics, ceramic, sealants and paper. The company manufactures specialised products for various companies such as cosmetics, cement, textile and household products.
The company has received ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality management.
1987- The company was incorporated.
1988- The company started promoting micronized fillers to the paint industries
1990- The company made an investment for expanding the micronization process and research and development facilities.
1991- The company expanded its production capacity by 17000 TPA.
1992- 20 Microns acquired Calcite mines.
1993- The company implemented total quality systems.
1994- The company expanded the production capacity by 17000 TPA.
The same year company’s R&D facilities formed a separate entity.
1995- Company installed new production unit located at Vadadla with 18000 TPA capacity.
1996- Company installed new production unit located at Hosur (South India) with 15000 TPA capacity.
1997- 20 Microns diversified into Kaolin processing and set up a new unit at Bhuj.
1998- 20 Microns acquired Kaolin Mines and mining lease at Bhuj.
1999- The company installed Cryogenic super conducting magnet at Buj site for Kaolin processing.
2000- Company introduced Pozzolanic material called ‘Metacem’ as construction chemicals.
2001- The company set up new facility located at Alwar with a production capacity of 6000 TPA.
2002- The company set up new facility located at Tirunelvelli with a production capacity of 6000 TPA.
2003- Company modernizes and upgrades its Vadadla plant and start manufacturing of ultrafine calcium carbonates.
2005- The Company started manufacturing of new products like synthetic barium sulphates, aluminium silicates.
The company started new generation processing aids to promote better dispersions for the customers.
20 Microns is planning to foray into nano minerals for extraction and manufacture of processed attapulgite, bentonite and hydrous clay in Gujarat. For this proposed plan the company will invest Rs.100 crore in next 3 to 4 years.