BRB’s blending facility to boost silicone business
20 Dec 2021
BRB International (BRB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), officially opened a new blending facility last week in the vicinity of PCG’s petrochemical complex in Gebeng, Kuantan.
The facility would serve BRB’s ambition of strengthening its offering in three product portfolios, namely silicone gum blend, silicone antifoam, and silicone emulsion for the Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa regions.
“With an annual capacity of 8,000 tonnes and its strategic location at the centre of Southeast Asia, this multipurpose plant will strengthen BRB’s presence and further boost our position as one of the key silicone manufacturers in the APAC and MEA regions,” BRB International BV chief executive officer Ralph Pinckaers said in a statement.
“We are delighted that within two years since BRB became a part of the PCG family, we are able to merge our aspirations and work towards expansion and growth.
“With the new plant and product range, we will continue to grow our specialty portfolio and gradually expand our product offerings to our customers,” PCG managing director/chief executive officer Datuk Sazali Hamzah said.
The new blending plant can manufacture cosmetic grade silicone gum blend, silicone EMPOL emulsion and amino-silicone emulsion by employing the latest blending and emulsification technologies.
This plant is also designed to produce food-grade silicone antifoam and silicone emulsion, apart from technical grade silicone antifoam and silicone emulsion for general industrial application.
This new facility will be certified with ISO 22000, HACCP, MeSTI, Halal and Kosher certificates.