Cos­met­ics firm builds plant in W. Lom­bok

The Jakarta Post - - BUSINESS -

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

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