Polypro International, Inc. was founded in 1982.
Polypro’s history can be traced back to 1955 when General Mills entered into a joint venture with the Habib Group in Pakistan to establish a modern guar gum processing facility. The plant was known as Habib General Limited and later changed the name to Habgen Guargums Limited (Habgen). General Mills sold the guar business that eventually became Polypro International, Inc. To this day, Polypro and Habgen continue the long relationship.
Likewise, Polypro has an enduring affiliation with Hindustan Gum & Chemicals Limited, India. Hindustan Gum is the largest manufacturer of guar gum in the world. The history of Hindustan Gum traces back to 1956, when the Birla Brothers established a factory in collaboration with Stein Hall of USA. The pioneering Guar Gum factory was acquired in 1962 and Hindustan Gum came into existence.
Guar gum is the backbone of our business and we have the detailed understanding of the history, economics and production practices of the guar industry. With this knowledge, we are in a unique position to offer valuable insight into the guar gum market, assist in product development and provide ingenious ideas and products.