Our Company began is chemical manufacturing operation in 1984 under Union Carbide Ceylon Ltd, which was then a battery manufacturing company. We remained as an affiliate of Union Carbide Corporation after it divested itself from the battery business until year 2000. After Dow Chemical Company’s acquisition of Union Carbide Corporation we became a J/V of Dow Chemical Company and was renamed as Union Chemicals Lanka Ltd (UCLL) and continued as the agent for Union Carbide products as well as some new products of Dow. In 2003 November, Dow Divested itself from Union Chemicals Lanka Ltd and we became a local company.
Union Chemicals Lanka Plc is a public quoted company listed in the Colombo stock exchange. We are a manufacturing cum trading company for chemicals. Our manufacturing facility for aqueous based synthetic latex, produces a range of aqueous based adhesives, paint binders for emulsion paints and textile printing binders. The product range comprises of vinyl acetate homo-polymers, vinyl-acrylic, styrene-acrylic and all alcylic co-polymers. In addition we manufacture silicone emulsion and defoamers. We have our own Product Technical Service Centre and R&D facility with state of the art laboratory which provides technical know-how to customers and engage in continuous product development and process improvement.
We represent Dow Chemical Company for a range of products which includes surfactants solvents, ethanolamines, polyethylene glycols, hydroxyethyl cellulose, vinyl resins, and epoxy resins. We also represent M/s Macro Polymers, India for Alkyd resins and Momentive Performance for Silicone Softeners for textile industry. We serve to a wide range of industries, which includes Paints, Packaging, Laminating, Rubber and Latex, Detergents, Cosmetics, Textiles, Printing inks etc.
The company’s head office is located in Colombo and the factory is in Ekala which is approximately 25km away from Colombo. UCLL employees 35 people in its permanent cadre and the managerial and executive staff members are professionals in their fields of work with most of them having postgraduate qualifications. All employees are highly committed to provide maximum value addition to customers and the other stake holders of the company.