Malaysia’s Acidchem to shut oleochem plant for 2 weeks in April

04 April 2012 05:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Acidchem International will shut its oleochemicals facility at Penang in Malaysia in the second and third week of April this year for a scheduled turnaround, a company official said on Wednesday.

‘This is a planned maintenance and there will be minimal disruptions to supply as we are already committed to our customers,’ the official said.

The plant in Prai, Penang, has a fatty acids nameplate capacity of 360,000 tonnes/year and a soap noodles nameplate capacity of 75,000 tonnes/year.

Acidchem International is a unit of Malaysia-listed plantation firm IOI Group.

By: Lester Teo

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