Tristar inaugurates Dangerous Goods warehouse and powder blending services
Tristar Group’s agro-chemicals plant in Sharjah has launched a Dangerous Goods (DG) Warehouse and customised powder blending, to serve global customers from its strategic location at Hamriyah Free Zone. Tricore Surfactants Technologies FZC has one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing capacities of agro-emulsifiers and surfactant products, and these new capabilities position it as a regional leader in the manufacture, storage, and transport of speciality chemicals.
Tricore has recently designed , developed, and installed a customized powder blending unit for its customers. The powder blending unit has a capacity of over 10,000 MT per annum. The new warehousing facility will enhance the raw materials and finished product storage capability at the plant.
“Contract logistics for chemicals is a rapidly growing market in the Middle East, and with our exemplary track record in safety and sustainability, clients look upon as a reliable partner for progress,” Eugene Mayne, Tristar Group CEO, said at the launch. “With this new warehouse and powder blending services, we are meeting market needs and the demand for modern and scalable logistics infrastructure. Going forward and with extensive learning from the powder blending operations, we will be able to attract more projects in powder and liquid blending. This will support both existing and new customers in the strategic growth of their focus markets.”
Tristar’s new DG warehouse can store hazardous, flammable, reactive and corrosive substances in metallic and non-metallic containers, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), and flexible IBCs of various dimensions and weights. Concurrently, with in-house R&D laboratories and pilot testing facilities, the Tricore blending plant is now open for tailormade blend recipes. The high-performance Calcium Alkyl Benzene Sulphonate (CABS) plant offers exclusive new blending opportunities in combinations of liquid-liquid, liquid-solid and solid-solid blends to match specific customer requirements.
The 1095 square metre warehouse is designed and built to comply with the requirements of the free zone, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Civil Defence Authority, ISO 9001, ISO14001 and ISO 45001 certifications, and industry standards for dangerous and hazardous goods.
Fire alarm and firefighting systems are of explosion proof products with Atex certified. In case of fire, the system will respond in a span of 5 to 30 seconds and the emergency lights will illuminate for a 3-hour period as per civil defence standards.
“We continue to work very closely with most of the world’s leading agrochemical customers in pesticides, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides,” Mayne said. “With several years of expertise in offering superior quality products and delivering them by road tankers, drums, ISO tanks, and IBCs, the storage of dangerous goods is a new, value-added service we are providing them.”
Tristar Group is a fully integrated energy logistics business serving the downstream oil and gas, chemical, bitumen and lubricants industries. Tricore manufactures emulsifier products and surfactant products for the agricultural industry.