Jan 04, 2016 - Dorf Ketal Chemicals has acquired Filtra Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd.
"Filtra" is a leading producer of adsorbents and catalysts for downstream hydrocarbon industries such as oil refineries, petrochemicals and fertilizer plants.
Dec 01, 2015 - Dorf Ketal adopted the Govt. Madhamik Ashram Shala Dabheri as one of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects. Situated in the remote village of Maharashtra, India this facility provides a holistic development of tribal students. They provide education to 723 students up to the 10th class.Before our involvement, the school was grossly deprived from basic infrastructure facilities. We initiated a project to build infrastructure facilities to provide a more conducive atmosphere for the students and coordinated our involvement with the government’s efforts to improve the quality of education for tribal students. The kitchen used to prepare meals for residential students was unhygienic and expensive to operate. Now, with the help of Dorf Ketal’s CSR initiative the School has a well-equipped Modern Steam Cooking System housed in a fine shed. The new facility is helping the school save time, maintain food nutrition and reduce fuel consumption by 50%. Helping high quality education and facilities become accessible to everyone.
Miltos Papachristos joins the Executive Board at Dorf Ketal from November 1st, 2015. Miltos will be responsible for leading the global profitable growth in our fuel additives business in the capacity of President and CEO, Fuel Additives.
Miltos comes with 30 years of experience in the fuels and fuel additives industry. He has a strong technology and commercial background; he is a Chemical Engineer by training with a PhD in fuels technology from Sheffield University, England, and is a holder of a number of world patents on the development of detergents and combustion improvers in fuels.
Miltos started his professional career in the mid 80s working for the European Commission; he identified a number of renewable components, which could be blended to produce unleaded gasoline. In the late 80s he worked for Shell Oil Research in France where he recognised the complex relations between gasoline streams and additives, which led to Shell funding research in this area to optimise its high performance fuels. In the early 90s, Miltos moved to Octel; initially he worked in research and was a key contributor to the development, testing and international approvals of Octel’s multifunctional detergent technology. He then spent 2 years managing a team of technology application experts who supported the global marketing of Octel’s fuel additives across the barrel. In 1998, he moved to Singapore to develop Octel’s fuel specialties business in the Asia Pacific region. Four years later, he added to his remit the successful integration of a number of bolt-on acquisitions in the area of heavy fuel oil treatment and led the global management of that business. A year later, Miltos became Octel’s most senior executive in Asia with profit and loss responsibility for two of the company’s specialties businesses and over the years he and his team established Innospec as the leading player in fuel additives.