Kao build new surfactants plant in Indonesia

Kao to build new surfactants plant in Indonesia

1:22 AM, 15th February 2012
Kao to build new surfactants plant in Indonesia

YAMAGATA, JAPAN: Kao Corporation announced that PT Kao Indonesia Chemicals will construct a new plant at Karawan International Industry city (KIIC), located in the suburbs of Jakarta, Indonesia, and expand its production facilities. This plan aims at meeting increased demand for industrial products in Asia. The new plant site covers about 120,000 square metre, which is double the area of the production site currently being used. Construction will start in February 2012, and operations will be initiated sequentially from January 2013.

In this expansion, a new production facility for surfactants, Kao’s main chemical product, will be built. This will increase annual surfactant production capacity by approximately 50 per cent compared to current capacity. The initial investment is estimated at over ¥4 billion. With construction of the new plant, Kao Indonesia Chemicals aims to enhance and expand its function as a supply base for surfactants in the Asian market. By increasing production of chemical products for various industries, the company is further promoting its chemical business in growth markets.

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