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Emery Oleochemicals announces US$50mil expansion works in Cincinnati, USA


31 Oct 2012 - Emery Oleochemicals, the world’s leading natural-based chemicals producer and largest oleochemicals manufacturer in North America, announced recently its investments valued at US$50 million towards the expansion project of its Cincinnati manufacturing facility. The new state-of-the-art plant will produce high-performance bio-based polyols products for the automotive, furniture, major appliances (white goods) and various other industries.

Creating over 30 high-skilled jobs in the area of chemical processing and research and development through this initiative, the investment is one of the company’s global projects designed to further its strength in becoming a specialty solutions provider.

The company’s new manufacturing site is scheduled for commercialisation in the 4thQuarter 2014 and will be in addition to its existing Cincinnati operations.

"Our expansion project in Cincinnati is a timely addition to our global expansion efforts as we seek to provide the marketplace with a new line of value-added solutions derived from renewable raw materials,” Dr.Kongkrapan Intarajang, Group CEO, Emery Oleochemicals said. "The building of the new facility also means we are enhancing our in-house proprietary technology and R&D capabilities, transforming our Cincinnati operations into an integrated site to deliver high-performance solutions. This will further reinforce our position as the preferred partner in many leading industries.”

Intarajang added, “We are also proud of our long-term commitment to the Cincinnati community. It has been a great place to do business for Emery Oleochemicals and we thank the City of Cincinnati, City of St Bernard, Hamilton County and the State of Ohio for their invaluable support of our expansion project."

Mark Kvamme, President and interim Chief Investment Officer for JobsOhio, the nonprofit organization leading economic development for Ohio, visited the Cincinnati plant to recognize and applaud Emery Oleochemicals investment.

“Helping companies in key growth sectors such as chemicals and polymers is imperative to the state’s economy,” said Kvamme. “As an innovator in the chemical industry, it is exciting to see Emery Oleochemicals expanding its presence in Ohio.”

Emery Oleochemicals has embarked on an aggressive journey to grow its natural-based product portfolio and increase production capacities across the globe. This includes the recent US$25million investment in the manufacturing facility and technical development center in Loxstedt, Germany and the start up of a new manufacturing site in Selangor, Malaysia.

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