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Anaven produces monochloroacetic acid (MCA), which is used in several essential applications.

Product form

  • MCA 80% solution in water
  • MCA flakes

Grades and pack sizes

MCA (solid and liquid) are available in a range of pack sizes. Contact us to find a fit for your requirements.


  1. Crop protection chemicals
  2. MCA is used to manufacture crop protection chemicals such as the widely used phenoxyacetic acid herbicide: 2, 4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, also known as 2, 4-D, and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid, also known as MCPA, among others.

  3. Pharmaceuticals
  4. MCA is an essential raw material for the production of pharmaceuticals (Ibuprofen, Naproxen DL, Diclofenac, to name a few). India is the main producer of Ibuprofen in the world, and pharma is a fast growing segment for MCA.

  5. Home and personal care
  6. MCA is used in the production of amphoteric surfactants such as betaines and imidazolines. Betaines are becoming increasingly important in the manufacturing of mild shampoos, liquid soap and metal cleaning agents. Imidazolines are used as shampoos and industrial cleaners.

  7. Thickening agents
  8. A large part of MCA production around the world is intended for the production of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), a water-soluble cellulose ether, with a wide range of applications such as a thickening agent in aqueous systems.

  9. Other applications
  10. Synthetic caffeine; Agrochemicals (chloroacetyl chloride and related derivatives, for example, dimethoate); cyanoacrylate adhesives and glycine.

Competitive advantage

  • High-quality supplies and reliable services that facilitate smooth and efficient operations.
  • Flexibility provided to customers by offering a range of product forms, making grades available in a variety of packaging.