Cosmetics firm builds plant in W. Lombok
MATARAM: Bandung-based cosmetics manufacturer Ocean Fresh has kicked off construction on a seaweed processing plant in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), to benefit from the abundance of raw materials available in the area.
The firm’s founder and owner Linawati Hardjito said on Thursday that the plant would use seaweed cultivated by local farmers to make cosmetic products to meet the demand from hotels in the province.
“The cosmetics market in West Nusa Tenggara is big because tourism in the province is expanding, and the demand from hotels for products like soap and body scrub is also high,” Lina said. Construction of the plant is expected to finish by the end of this year. Ocean Fresh, which manufactures cosmetics products under the brand Segoro Algae, has been building a partnership with seaweed farmers in Sumbawa and West Sumbawa since 2015. — JP