Ajinomoto build first amino acid-based surfactant plant in Brazil
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Ajinomoto to build first amino acid-based surfactant plant in Brazil

7:49 AM, 11th June 2019
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TOKYO, JAPAN: Ajinomoto Co Inc said that it will construct a new plant for amino acid-based surfactants (liquid), at the Pederneiras Plant of Ajinomoto do Brasil Industria e Comercio de Alimentos Ltda at a cost of approximately JPY 2.3 billion.

Ajinomoto aims to start operation in fall 2020.

As a result, the Ajinomoto Group’s overall production capacity for amino acid-based surfactant Amisoft (liquid) will increase approximately 60 percent, enabling it to meet rapidly growing global demand for amino acid-based surfactants and to strengthen its supply system.

Primarily the amino acid-derived ingredients and OEM businesses. These ingredients are used in shampoos, shower gels, face wash and other toiletries and cosmetics.

The new plant will produce Amisoft (liquid) and supply it globally. In addition, because the liquid is also used as a raw material for powders and flakes produced at plants in Japan, the start of production at the new plant will increase production capacity of Amisoft for the entire Ajinomoto Group approximately 50% (total of all product forms). Moreover, in conjunction with this investment, a portion of Amisoft (liquid) production at a domestic plant (Kawasaki) will be transferred to the Pederneiras Plant, and production facilities at the Kawasaki Plant will be redirected to production of Amilite (liquid). This will increase the production capacity for Amilite approximately 30% (total of all product forms), which should help resolve the supply shortage of amino acid-based surfactants.

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