The industrial and specialty chemical sectors have important linkages to practically every sector in the economy. More importantly, specialty chemical sector contributes towards the improvement to the quality of life, health and wellbeing for the present and future. Specialty chemicals application are generally broad and could be in a form of foods, plastics, cosmetics, clothes and cleaning chemicals. Malaysia has a very diverse specialty chemicals industry comprising various sub-sectors including petrochemicals, oleochemicals, cosmetics and toiletries, organic chemicals, industrial gases as well as paints and coatings.
With ECER’s well developed infrastructure and logistics capabilities, it offers attractive opportunities for investors to engage in specialty chemical production and related supporting services.
Featured Players in the Sector
BASF PETRONAS CHEMICALS SDN. BHD.
It is a smart joint venture partnership between BASF of Germany, one of the world’s largest chemical companies and PETRONAS, Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multi-national, under its subsidiary PETRONAS Chemicals Group to develop the Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex and production facilities for Highly Reactive Polyisobutene (HR-PIB) and 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid.
KANEKA GROUP, GEBENG, PAHANG
Kaneka Malaysia Group has been grown to be the largest complex plant in the Asia region (except Japan) since year 2015. The Group consists of five companies, Kaneka (Malaysia), Kaneka Eperan, Kaneka Paste Polymers, Kaneka Innovative Fibers and Kaneka Apical Malaysia. The complex plant in Gebeng Pahang produces various kind of products such as, Kane Ace, Eperan, Paste PVC, Futura (FPW), Apical, Graphite sheet and MS Polymer.
TOSOH ADVANCED MATERIALS SDN BHD, KEMAMAN, TERENGGANU
In order to meet rising global demand for synthetic zeolites especially from the petrochemical, environmental and automotive industries. Tosoh established in Malaysia Tosoh Advanced Materials Sdn. Bhd., its first overseas high-silica zeolite manufacturing plant. Tosoh Corporation is the parent company of a Japanese chemical and specialty products and materials group that comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of more than 12,000 people.
SPECIALTY CHEMICALS IN ECER