Chavara mineral separation plant is located 10 kms north of Kollam and 85 kms from Thiruvananthapuram the Capital of Kerala. It is about 135 kms from Kochi, the major port in Kerala. The nearest airport is at Thiruvananthapuram. The adjacent area of Chavara is blessed with one of the best mineral sand deposits in the country – the renowned “Q” Grade minerals.
The Chavara mines contain as high as 40% heavy minerals extending over a stretch of 23 kms in the coastal belt of Neendakara and Kayamkulam, The deposits is quite rich with Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon, Sillimanite and is unique with weathered variety having 60% TiO2 Ilmenite.
The plant has a capacity to produce 2,35,900 tpa of Ilmenite and associated minerals such as Rutile, Zircon and Sillimanite. It has a facility to produce Zirflor in sizes (-300 and -200) in the zircon opacifier plant.
The plant operates on an advanced modular design with state of the art equipments in mineral separation and has a well - equipped Quality Control Lab for quality assurance. It is certified for ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and 18001:2007.