Balmer Lawrie entered the Leather Chemicals industry in the mid 80s initiating production in Chennai, based on scaling up of a technology developed jointly with CLRI (Central Leather Research Institute), Chennai. Since then, Balmer Lawrie has achieved many milestones, foremost amongst which is becoming the market leaders of Synthetic Fat Liquors. The company markets Syntanes to the Leather Tanneries across the country under the Brand name of "Balmol".
BL has a state-of-the-art Production Development Center at Chennai which is fully equipped with all modern facilities to evaluate the applications of leather chemicals.
While BL has its manufacturing plant and Product Development Center in Chennai, it has Technical Service Centers spread all over India in cities such as Kolkata, Kanpur, Ranipet, Ambur etc.
BL businesses are built on indigenous technology which is steadily upgraded with modern advancements. The plants are ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. Leather Working Group (LWG)