IOI Oleochemicals started building its first in the world continuous reactive distillation fatty ester plant in 2004, followed by a second plant in 2008 with combined capacity of 12,000 MT per annum.
In line with Government’s Economic Transformation Program (ETP), Entry Point Project (EPP) 6 under Palm Oil National Key Economic Area (NKEA), IOI has built a greenfield manufacturing site with 2 fatty ester plants of 10,000 MT capacity per annum respectively. One plant will be a food grade facility to produce glycerol derivatives as its primary products. The other plant will be a cosmetic grade facility to produce cosmetic esters and basic bio-lubricants. In fact, the plants' advanced and flexible design will enable production of a wide range of fatty esters portfolio. This project is expected to come on stream in the second half of 2014.