INDIAN personal hygiene company Henkel SPIC India Ltd is expanding its soap and toothpaste manufacturing capacity at the Calcutta Chemical Company Ltd's (Calchem) Tiljala plant, (in Calcutta), which it bought in 1999, Henkel - itself a subsidiary of Germany's Henkel KgaA - is to modernise and expand its manufacturing of soap (from 5,000 to 12,000 tonnes per year) and toothpaste (100 to 150 tonnes per year) by this September, with a minimum investment of around INDRupees 40 million (US$ 880,000).

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