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Cidols Opens First Oleochemical Plant In Malaysia

Cidols Opens First Oleochemical Plant In Malaysia

04 Nov 2023

Cidols an oleochemicals company has launched its inaugural plant in Malaysia further establishing the country as a viable investment destination for international companies. The group aims to strengthen its position in the downstream oleochemical industry, leveraging on the trades of millions of tonnes of fatty acid, fatty alcohol, fatty esters, and glycerin worldwide.

The newly inaugurated plant focuses on the production of specialised natural-based fatty esters that drive progress towards sustainability. The extensive product range includes Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Phytostearyl Isostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate, PCA Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Heptanoate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Isoamyl Laurate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Oleyl Erucate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl Laurate, Polyglyceryl Oleate, among others. The production of these specialties necessitates profound expertise in ester molecule engineering, advanced processing techniques, and innovative research and development processes.

Malaysia now possesses the capability to manufacture these products, pioneered by CIDOLS, positioning the country as a global competitor in the field. Additionally, the plant has achieved FSSC 22000 certification and adheres to strict food processing and handling procedures. The latest milestone includes GMP+ certification awarded in October 2023, with hopes of obtaining halal certification by year-end. These certifications further strengthen CIDOLS’s capacity to meet the diverse requirements of a global clientele.

Furthermore, CIDOLS’s complies with RSPO and COSMOS standards, providing silicone-free, paraben-free, and PEG-free alternatives that align with the burgeoning demand for specialty esters in the personal care industry worldwide. At present, CIDOLS takes pride in serving customers across more than 30 countries infive continents.

Mr. Eddy Chong, Managing Director of CIDOLS added, “Though CIDOLS operates on a smaller scale, our facilities match those of industry giants, enabling us to produce high-quality, high-performance products. We take immense pride in being a fully Malaysian-made enterprise, from the conceptualisation phase to engineering, thanks to the remarkable partnership with Kawan Engineering.”

Source: Business Today