English Indian Clays Ltd

EICL Limited
Type Public (BSE: ENGLISHIN)
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 18.11.1963
Headquarters New Delhi and manufacturing plants at Trivandrum, Kollam, Yamunanagar, Shimoga in, India
Key people Karan Thapar (chairman), Rahul Gupta (executive director)
Products Processed China clay, calcined clay, delaminated clay, metakaolin. Nano clay, maize starch, modified starch, corn syrups.
Divisions Clay, starch
Website www.eicl.in

English Indian Clays Ltd., a company incorporated in India, was part of the erstwhile Thapar Group. The company was incorporated in 1963 in technical and financial collaboration with English China Clays Ltd., U.K, the pioneer and the then world leader in kaolin processing. This collaboration with ECC ceased in the year 1992.

EICL has two key divisions, viz., "clay" and "starch". The Clay Division, having three manufacturing locations in Kerala, specialises in mining and processing of high end kaolins.

The Starch Division has two manufacturing units, one located at Yamunanagar, Haryana, manufacturing starch and its derivatives, and the other located at Shimoga exclusively specializing in the manufacture of value added modified starches for various industrial applications.

The Starch Division was started under the name of Bharat Starch Industries in the year 1937. It was subsequently taken over by English Indian Clays Ltd. in the year 2002.

Clay applications Starch applications
  • Wet-end additives, surface sizing and coating binders for paper industry.
  • Adhesives for paper sack-packaging industry.
  • Starches for pharmaceutical industry.
  • Syrups for confectionery, food and beverage industry.
  • Yarn sizing.
  • Printing and finishing for textile industry.
  • Starches for oil well drilling industry.


External links

  • Official Web site
  • "Eicl Profile - Publisher Google Finance". Google Finance. 
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