TITLE

Oxiteno Starts Expansion; P&G Puts Project on Hold

AUTHOR(S)
Walsh, Kerri
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Chemical Week;8/30/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 29, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article states that activity has picked up in the oleochemicals market recently. Ultrapar subsidiary Oxiteno based in São Paulo, Brazil has begun construction of its previously announced $120-million fatty alcohols plant at Camaçari, Brazil, and Procter & Gamble Chemicals says it has put plans "on hold" for its FPG Oleochemicals in Kuantan, Malaysia, joint venture to build a 120,000-m.t./year fatty acids plant at Kuantan. P&G says it is evaluating whether the project is worth pursuing. The resources that would have gone into the plant will be used elsewhere, P&G says. The company did not provide further details. Oxiteno's plant will have capacity to produce about 100,000 m.t./year of fatty alcohols.
ACCESSION #
22234743

 

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