FMC invests $100 million in microcrystalline cellulose facility in Thailand

FMC invests $100 million in microcrystalline cellulose facility in Thailand

10:02 AM, 22nd March 2013
FMC invests $100 million in microcrystalline cellulose facility in Thailand

PHILADELPHIA, US: FMC Corporation broke ground on its new world-class microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand. The company will invest more than $100 million in the region’s first fully integrated colloidal MCC manufacturing and blending site to supply the growing Asia market with FMC’s industry-leading MCC.

The new facility is expected to come on line in late 2014 and will be fully integrated with MCC production, blending, packaging and warehousing. The Thailand facility will initially manufacture colloidal MCC, which is widely used as a key ingredient in food and beverages. However, the facility’s design will allow for future volume expansion and the manufacture of different product lines for both the food and pharmaceutical markets.

“We are continuing to invest in a great business to grow with our Asian customers. Our new advanced food laboratory at the FMC Singapore Technical Centre, which opened last year, along with the company’s new Asia Innovation Centre in Shanghai, scheduled to open late this year, plus this new manufacturing facility, are all symbols of our long-term commitment to support our growing customer base in this region,” said Michael Wilson, President, FMC Specialty Chemicals Group.

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