Cepsa JV starts up oleochemical plant in Indonesia
Mas Cepsa has opened its first oleochemicals plant in Indonesia. The plant will produce fatty alcohols from sustainably-sourced palm kernel oil-a key ingredient in the manufacture of everyday products such as household cleaning goods and personal care products.
The Dumai plant has an annual production capacity of 160,000 metric tonnes of fatty alcohol per year. The plant will also service demand from Sinar Mas Cepsa’s surfactant plant in Germany, which serves markets in Eastern and Western Europe.
Sinar Mas Cepsa is a wholly-owned joint venture between Cepsa, an integrated energy company and producer of linear alkylbenzene (LAB) used to make biodegradable detergents, and Golden Agri-Resources, member of the Indonesian consortium of Sinar Mas businesses and a vertically-integrated palm oil company.