Latest Products http://www.friendsgroup.co.in Latest Products 17-07-14 en-us http://www.friendsgroup.co.in Commercial Salt http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/commercial-salt.htm Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Friends Group is one of the largest exporters of salt in India. The Group owns 15000 acres of land dedicated to salt production and exports over 2 million tons of salt annually, making it the largest exporter of industrial salt from Kutch. Friends Salt Works & Allied Industries The Kutch Salt & Allied Industries Limited New Kandla Salt & Chemical Co. Private Limited Group already enjoys lucrative and 2 decade long trade relations with Japan, China, Bangladesh, South East Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa. The Group is also aiming to augment its exports by 1 million tons till 20l8 by increasing its existing production capacity to 3 million tons. Edible Salt http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/edible-salt.htm Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Friends Group of Companies is the Group's free flow lodized salt manufacturer, producing 0.60 million tons of salt and supplying It to domestic as well as international market. The company has a scalable production set - up with the latest salt processing machinery, allowing Terapanth to undertake contract manufacturing for brands like ITC. The company also supplies to other major players like P&G, HUL, Britannia, Ghadi Detergent and STC's. Under the lucrative expansion strategy, the group is already in the process of adding 2 lac MT production strength This addition will bring the free flow lodized salt production of the group to a total of 8 lac MT, which will be the highest in India. Dragon Fruit http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/dragon-fruit.htm Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0530 Who knew there was a plant with a flower like an explosion of flame, which produces a beautiful but short-lived fruit with the appearance of a brilliant pink rosebud? This is the pitaya – Dragon Fruit – indigenous to Central America but is also grown and exported from several Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand and Vietnam. Obtained from several cactus species, its succulent stem provides the uniquely delicious fruit with moisture in the arid climates where it grows. Now, Kutch also being the suitable place for Dragon Fruit due to cactus feature of fruit climatic conditions region which has below average monsoon. Drip Irrigation has made is potential for the region and can become the crop of the KUTCH.Some facts and figures about the “DRAGON FRUIT”A pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several cactus species indigenous to the Americas. "Pitaya" usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while "pitahaya" or "dragon fruit" refers to fruit of the genus Hylocereus. Dragon Fruit Scientific Names: Ceraus, Acanthocereus, Echinocereus, Hylocereus, Selenicereus, Stenocereus, Escontria, Myrthillocactus.Typical Nutritional Values of “PITAYA” or “DRAGON FRUIT” The typical nutritional values per 100gms of raw Pitaya (of which 55gms are edible) are as follows: Water 80-90 g Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 4–25 mg Ash 0.4-0.7 g Calcium 6–10 mg Calories: 35-50 Carbohydrates 9-14 g Carotene (Vitamin A) traces Fat 0.1-0.6 g Fiber 0.3-0.9 g Iron 0.3-0.7 mg Niacin (Vitamin B3) 0.2-0.45 mg Phosphorus 16 – 36 mg Protein 0.15-0.5 g Thiamine (Vitamin B1) traces Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) traces The aforentioned figures are subject to change as per cultivation conditions. Hydroxystearic Acid http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/hydroxystearic-acid.htm Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0530 12 HSA is an off-white solid fatty acid used to manufacture lithium and calcium based lubricating greases. When reacted with an ester, 12 HSA provides a hard finish for the automotive and small appliance industries.  Hydrogenated Castor Oil http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/hydrogenated-castor-oil.htm Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0530 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (HCO) or castor wax is a hard, brittle wax. It is odorless and insoluble in water.It is produced by addition of hydrogen to castor oil (hydrogenation process) in the presence of a nickel catalyst. Refined Castor Oil http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/refined-castor-oil.htm Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0530 B.S.S. Castor Oil / Refined Castor Oil is Castor Oil bleached to British Standard Specifications. It is a yellow viscous liquid free from suspended matter and insoluble in water. Ricinoleic Acid http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/ricinoleic-acid.htm Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +0530 Ricinoleic acid (12- hydroxy-9-cis-octadecenoic acid) is a light coloured, unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid that naturally occurs in mature castor plant (Ricinus communis L., Euphorbiaceae) which constitutes for about 90% of the castor oil. Ricinoleic acid serves as an excellent reactant for the synthesis of several different derivatives including Sebacic acid, Undecylenic acid, Methyl ricinoleate, Hydroxy stearic acid(HSA) etc. Primary uses of Ricinoleic Acid include, coatings, plastics, inks and cosmetics.Ricinoleic acid is effective in preventing the growth of numerous species of viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Cold Pressed Castor Oil http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/cold-pressed-castor-oil.htm Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +0530 After the product is completely inspected, we make sure that it is sternly packed using the finest packaging material. Our team members ensure that the packaging keeps the products safe from external destructive factors. With our brilliant logistics network, we are capable to deliver the orders within the postulated time frame. Commercial Castor Oil http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/commercial-castor-oil.htm Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +0530 Commercial grade castor oil is one of the standard& most common grades of castor oil, used for many industrial applications. It is also known as the industrial grade castor oil. It is a pale yellow, viscous, oily liquid insoluble in water. It contains more than 87% of a unique hydroxy fatty acid viz.Ricinoleic acid. Industrial or commercial grade castor oil is obtained from a mixture of the first pressing and second phase of production - solvent extraction. It can act as a substrate for the preparation of other grades of castor oil including DCO, FSG castor oil, Turkey red oil and Pale pressed castor oil etc. Pale Pressed Castor Oil http://www.friendsgroup.co.in/pale-pressed-castor-oil.htm Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +0530 Pale Pressed Castor Oil, a premium product in Castor Oil category is produced from the first pressing of the castor seed. It is characteristically clear and free from suspended matter. It is light in color and low in acidity.Pale Presses Castor Oil is used in industrial products that require oil with lighter color and lower acidity.With proper certification, the pale oil may be acceptable for medicinal, pharmaceutical or cosmetic use. It is used as lubricant component of coatings for vitamin and mineral tablets. It is also used as an ingredient for petroleum oil-field de-emulsification. Also used as capacitor impregnate and for manufacture of polyurethane casting resins. Used in hydraulic fluids for automobiles, trucks and machinery