Grace expands manufacturing facility in Malaysia

Article by Amanda Doyle

SPECIALITY chemicals company Grace has completed the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Kuantan, Malaysia.

Grace has had a facility in Kuantan since 1996 and this is the fourth expansion. Grace manufactures different types of micronised amorphous silica which can be used in a range of industries. Its TRISYL silica can purify biodiesel, biofuel, and edible oil; DARACLAR is used for stabilisation and selective adsorption of haze-forming proteins in beverages; SYLOID is used for matting furniture, coils, textile, and leather; and SYLOBLOC is an anti-blocking solution for plastic films.

Sandra Wisniewski, President, Grace Materials Technologies, said: “The Kuantan expansion is part of our ongoing commitment to support sustained market strength and global customer demand. With the expansion of our Worms, Germany facility in June 2020, Grace continues to showcase our customer commitment in both EMEA and Asia Pacific.”

James Qiu, Director, Sales, Asia Pacific said: “Our silica gel solutions continue to deliver value across a growing number of global and national customers who operate in increasingly stringent markets. Grace technology continues to evolve to address ongoing regulatory and environmental sustainability requirements, and our expansion will undoubtedly play a major role in that continued effort.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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