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Guwahati, Feb 15 (IANS) The Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) in Assam is now exporting its high quality wax to Indonesia and Dominican Republic, said a NRL spokesman on Wednesday.

A 40-tonne export consignment of Fully Refined Paraffin Wax (FRPW) was flagged off to the two countries from NRL’s Marketing Terminal on Wednesday, he said.

“With this, total exports of Paraffin Wax from NRL’s wax plant stands at 2,172 tonnes,” the spokesman said.

NRL had earlier exported its wax to eight countries — Mexico, Kenya, Nepal, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Thailand, Hong Kong (China) and Brazil. The company is also exploring opportunities of exporting wax to a few other countries in the near future.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated NRL’s wax plant to the nation on February 5 last year.

The 50,000-tonne plant was commissioned in March 2015 at a cost of Rs 676 crore and it is the country’s largest wax producing unit with indigenous technology developed by the Indian Institute of Petroleum-Dehradun, Engineers India Ltd and the NRL.

“Since the commissioning of the wax plant, the NRL has emerged as the largest manufacturer and marketer of wax in the country,” the spokesman added.