Camphor – A creation with a rich history and vibrant future is an organic product made from the extract of the pine tree. While in the Indian domestic market, Camphor is widely used for religious purposes, it has usage far and wide across countries globally.
Camphor also plays a vital role as the active ingredient in several orthopaedic, skin and congestion-related pharmaceuticals and leading pharmaceutical companies are increasingly purchasing camphor with more R&D being done on camphor-based formulations.
On the hygiene side, camphor is replacing naphthalene and PDCB in the West and is gaining increasing share of the homecare market.
The Camphor manufactured in China is used for hygiene and pharmaceutical uses while that manufactured in India is largely used for pious purposes. Going forward, it is estimated that India too will start using camphor for innovative hygiene products as in the pictures above.