A Tiruchi-based small scale unit, Fabrichem (Tiruchi) Pvt. Ltd., has fulfilled a prestigious order to supply chemicals for solid propellant meant for Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvanathapuram.

A consignment of the important constituent for solid propellant weighing ten tons worth Rs. 42.48 lakh was despatched earlier this week from the company, M.I. Samy, its Director, said.

The propellant is considered a vital element in rocket technology and strategic strength for the country. The tender was awarded to the company during September, 2010.

A team from the ISRO's APEP at Aluva, which has been augmenting its capacity substantially over the years, visited the industry last year to determine its capability to supply the product.

Mr. Samy was hopeful that the fulfilment of the order would stand the industry in good stead to wrest tenders in future.

Fabrichem (Tiruchi) Pvt. Ltd supplied chemicals for solid propellant for Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre