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About Us

...to carve a niche in the world of chemicals with a creative approach to chemistry, technology, and systems which will bring quantum and sustainable growth for us, our team members, and our stakeholders.

Aether Industries (based in Surat, Gujarat, India) is a leading manufacturer of advanced intermediates and active ingredients for the pharmaceutical, material science, agrochemical, electronic chemical, and fine / speciality chemical industries.

Production capacity of 1000’s MT is available in our state-of-art and DCS automated manufacturing facilities. Aether is also a leading CRAMS (contract research and manufacturing services) provider, built upon technology intensive and state-of-art R&D and pilot plant facilities. All of our R&D, pilot, CRAMS, and large scale manufacturing facilities are capable of switching between batch and continuous process technology.

Aether is based on a core competency model of cutting-edge chemistry and technology competencies.

Aether’s business models include large-scale manufacturing, contract / toll manufacturing, contract research, technology development, and FTE services. Please contact us for your inquiries.

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Aether’s Core Team

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Story Thus Far, Aether : 2013-2020

Ashvin leaves Anupam Rasayan India Limited, a company he founded in 1976 and nurtured for 36 years as Chairman and Managing Director.

09.2012
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Aether Industries on Sep. 2012

Ashvin envisions a new, leading, global chemical manufacturing company along with Purnima, Rohan, and Aman. Naming and registration formalities are completed. Aether is born.

01.2013
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Aether Industries on Jan. 2013

Aether moves into its first site (S1). Aether inherits the empty civil structure, and sets about assembling the Aether core team and setting up state-of- art R&D, analytical sciences, and pilot plant / CRAMS facilities.

06.2013
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Aether Industries on Jun. 2013

Aether starts its research and development department (R&D) and analytical sciences department (site S1), focusing on exciting and cutting-edge chemistry competencies and never before manufactured products in India.

08.2013
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Aether Industries on Aug. 2013

Aether’s state-of-art and DCS automated pilot plant / CRAMS facility starts (site S1), showcasing a vast array of cutting-edge technology competencies. Process equipment capable of switching between batch and continuous reaction technology enables rapid scale-up of products developed in R&D. Contract manufacturing capacity is 120 MT per year. Aether team grows to 50.

01.2014
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Aether Industries on Jan. 2014

Aether commissions a brand-new and DCS automated large scale manufacturing plant (site S1) focused on its core chemistry competency of hydrogenation, with a manufacturing capacity of 300 MT per year. Products are manufactured for the first time in India, fruits of Aether’s intensive R&D and pilot plant efforts.

09.2014
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Aether Industries on Sep. 2014

Aether breaks ground for the new site (S2) spanning 10,000 sq. m., and plans world-class large scale manufacturing facilities for numerous products.

04.2015
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Aether Industries on Apr. 2015

Aether commissions a brand-new and DCS automated large scale manufacturing plant (site S1) focused on its core chemistry competency of heterogeneous catalysis and core technology competency of continuous gas phase reaction technology in fixed bed reactors. The products are developed for the first time in India, from scratch in Aether’s R&D and pilot plant and subsequently designed for manufacture. Manufacturing capacity is 300 MT per year. Aether team grows to 100.

12.2015
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Aether Industries on Dec. 2015

Aether continues expanding its R&D centre in site S1, increasing the strength to over 40 PhD and Masters scientists and 24 fume hoods / walk-in hoods.

08.2016
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Aether Industries on Aug. 2016

Aether launches two large scale manufacturing plants (site S2), designed initially for 7 products with a combined manufacturing capacity of >5000 MT. Cutting-edge technology and engineering designs, comprehensive DCS automation, inherent process safety, and a thorough approach to EHS and sustainable manufacturing form the fundamentals of these facilities. All products are manufactured for the first time in India, again developed from scratch in Aether’s R&D and pilot plant, and feature intricate chemistry and technology competencies such as tandem Grignard and ethylene oxide chemistry, isobutylene chemistry, hydrogenation chemistry, etherification chemistry, continuous liquid phase reaction technology, and high vacuum distillation technology. Aether team grows to 200.

09.2016
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Aether Industries on Sep. 2016

Both production plants and all 7 products, made for the first time in India, in site S2 are stabilised and fully operational, with a combined production capacity of >4000 MT per year. Aether’s innovative chemistry and technology competencies are executed routinely in fully automated DCS production trains. Aether team grows to 300.

09.2017
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Aether Industries on Sep. 2017

The second production plant based on continuous gas phase / continuous liquid phase chemistry over solid supported catalysts (manufactured in-house) in fixed bed reactors is launched in the site S1. The production capacity is 300 MT per year or 1 MT per day, products are made for the first time in India, and the plant is fully DCS automated.

04.2018
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Aether Industries on Apr. 2018

An extension of the plant building in site S2 is designed, erected, installed, and commissioned in only 6 months. The new plant consists of 18 new reactors with 200 m3 reactor capacity and is built exclusively for a multinational client to manufacture an advanced intermediate. Manufactured for the first time in India, the product involves trademark Aether competencies such as Grignard chemistry, high pressure CO2 chemistry, thionyl chloride chemistry, and high vacuum fractional distillation in an automated DCS production train. Aether team grows to 400.

08.2019
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Aether Industries on Aug. 2019

Start of the construction of 2 new production plants and 1 new utility building in site S2 (simulation pictured). Targeted for completion in 4Q-2020, these new production plants will add reaction capacity in excess of 4000 MT per year and will manufacture products being developed and scaled-up in Aether’s R&D and pilot plant facilities for the last 2 years. Like all Aether products, these also will be manufactured for the first time in India. The new production plants will feature state-of-art engineering and technology, will showcase Aether’s innovative and trademark chemistry and technology competencies, and will be inherently safe and fully DCS automated.

01.2020
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Aether Industries on Jan. 2020

Aether’s Mission Statement

Aether is in existence to manufacture great products that fall under our core chemistry and technology competencies, whilst taking the utmost care for safety, health, and environment.

We continuously innovate in a way our competitors cannot, we control the primary technologies behind the products we manufacture, and we participate only in the markets where we can make a significant contribution.