TNC CHEMICALS PHILS., INC. (TNC), the sole manufacturer of industrial grades Nitrocellulose in the Philippines, started operations in 1978, February, after assuming from them Nitro Chemicals Phils., Inc. in 1988. Its plant is located in Calamba City, Province of Laguna, Philippines, with a total production capacity of about 2,000 tons a year. For commercial and business undertakings, it has established office at 15-C Petron Megaplaza., Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
As its major chemical product, Nitrocellulose is an essential and vital component in the manufacture of lacquer, printing inks and various flexible and decorative films. It maintains and adds brilliance to the original colors of wooden furnitures, athletic equipment, cosmetics, metallic and leather goods by providing protective coating and gloss. Being a pioneering industry, it has captured a foothold in the domestic market with about 80% share.
Sometime in the last quarter of 1993, the company initiated the first phase of its expansion by producing Inorganic Colour Pigment, principally Chrome Yellows and Molybdate Orange. Presently, it has a total production capacity of 2,000 tons a year from only about 1,500 tons during its first two years.
Pigment, a pioneering Board of Investment registered industry, serves both the domestic and export market at 50:50 ratio of its total production. Its export have stretched from within the Asean countries like, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Hongkong, including Australia and Kenya. Today, we are initiating to enter into a global market by way of website subscription; regional/global conferences, exhibits and promotion; and affiliation with inter-related industry associations, domestic and regional level.
TNC, on its continuing process of innovation, research and development, shall be able to sustain growth and development in the 21st century, and to capture a competitive edge in the global market.