S&D Chemicals Ltd. received the Presidential Export Award (highest foreign exchange earner for Chemical and Paint Sector) at the 22nd Presidential Export Awards organized by Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) which was held on 18 September under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).
Established in 1998 S & D Chemicals is a leading private sector company in Sri Lanka which is engaged in manufacturing industrial chemicals, intermediates and polymers for various industrial applications. The manufacturing facilities of the company are located at the Biyagama Export Processing Zone (BEPZ) and Fullerton Industrial Estate in Kalutara. In addition to their manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, they have also established their own offices in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, Maldives and a few African countries and their trade mark products are exported around the world.
S&D is a very professional and highly customer focused organization, developing innovative value-added products tailor made to a variety of customers’ end-use. All products manufactured by S&D have gone through life cycle assessments and comply with the highest global standards for environment, health and safety. Their focus is for a sustainable future and they consider their products and technical solutions to minimize the consumption of energy, water and process time. S&D is a BlueSign System Partner and is the first chemical manufacturing company in the sub-continent to achieve this status.
S&D Group of Companies Managing Director Dayantha De Silva speaking on this recognition subsequent to the event said that the company’s goal is to be in par with multinational companies to compete in quality and economical aspects. The second phase of their manufacturing process is targeted more towards nanoparticle synthesis and bio technology involved processes with the aim of reducing carbon footprint to be a carbon neutral company by the year 2025. This, according to him will be a huge task and will involve manufacturing of more intermediate and economically viable products.