02/11/2012

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Synthomer to expand nitrile latex plant in Pasir Gudang

The factory located in Johor, Malaysia, has recently been acquired as a result of the takeover of Polymer­Latex GmbH by Synthomer's parent company Yule Catto & Co plc, and was originally commissioned in October 2009. An estimated MYR 250 million (~EUR 61.7 million) was already invested in the state-of-the-art plant with an annual output capacity of up to 100,000 wet tonnes.Construction has already started for the two phase expansion, which will increase the site capacity by over 60 %. The first phase is scheduled to start production in the third quarter of 2012 and will be followed rapidly by the second phase, says the company. In 2011, Synthomer completed a fifth phase of expansion at its Kluang facility in Johor. The combined capacity of the Klu­ang and Pasir Gudang plants in 2013 will be 300,000 wet tonnes.

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