Global Amines, Asia’s leading agribusiness group, announces the successful startup of its new fatty amines production plant in Surabaya, Indonesia.
The new plant will supply fatty amines to customers in Southeast Asia and globally, extending the support offered by Global Amines’ existing production facilities in China, Europe, and the Americas.
The products are used to produce key ingredients in personal care and home care, such as mild surfactants and co-surfactants for shampoo and dishwashing liquids, and also as raw materials for diverse industrial applications.
Ernesto Horikoshi, Group General Manager of Global Amines, said: “Supplying our customers with competitive and high-quality fatty amines globally is our essential purpose, particularly with demand growing across markets. Construction and commissioning under the pandemic restrictions was extremely challenging, but we are now very happy to have our new facility on stream to complete our truly global network for fatty amines production. The substantial new capacity and extended footprint enable us to provide our customers with the stability of reliable and competitive supply for their ever-increasing needs.”
Global Amines’ new facility is located in one of the largest integrated oleochemical sites in the world, giving proximity to key feedstock supply. This ensures access to RSPO-certified palm oil and its derivatives that meet sustainable palm oil production standards.
In addition to expanding its capacity for fatty amines, Global Amines is also expanding its product portfolio to further support the personal care and home care sectors. It announced its acquisition of Clariant’s Quats and Esterquats business on August 31, 2022. -OGN