14 January 1998 06:22 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)--Commercial production has begun at TCL Industries' 35 000 tonne/year maleic anhydride (MA) plant in Kemaman, Terengganu, on peninsular Malaysia's east coast, CNI learned Wednesday.
TCL is a joint venture between Thirumalai Chemicals of India and Singapore's Ranson Pte Ltd. Its intended markets are in Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Europe and the US.
Ranson's managing director, Gopal Rao, told CNI that the $30m facility is expected to reach full capacity by March. "We've just crossed the 50% mark," he added.
TCL's annual capacity will be increased to 60 000 tonne later this year. Rao said engineering design work has been completed for the expansion.
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