Kao expand fatty alcohols capacity in Philippines

Kao to expand fatty alcohols capacity in Philippines

6:46 AM, 19th July 2012
Kao to expand fatty alcohols capacity in Philippines

TOKYO, JAPAN: Kao Corporation will enhance production capacity for fatty alcohols at Pilipinas Kao Incorporated (PKI) to approximately 1.4 times of current capacity to meet growing demand for fatty alcohols centering on the Asian region. This production increase will reinforce Kao’s supply system of oleochemicals for its downstream chemical business. Construction for increasing production capacity will be completed in August 2013, and the related investment is estimated at approximately ¥3 billion.

In February 2012, Kao announced new plant construction at PT Kao Indonesia Chemicals, and, in June 2012, establishment of a new production company, Kao (Shanghai) Chemical Industries Co Ltd, in the Jinshan district of Shanghai. In addition, with this planned increase of production capacity for fatty alcohols at PKI, Kao is proactively promoting its investment in production facilities for its chemical business.

Demand for fatty alcohols is growing in the Asian region; the enhancement of production capacity at PKI is implemented to meet such rising demand for fatty alcohols. With permission and authorization of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, PKI is contributing to economic development in the Philippines by producing fatty alcohols there and exporting 90 per cent of its production.

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