Chemicals company increases its capacity for surfactants and esters
Specialty chemicals company Evonik has opened its newly expanded plant for the production of premium raw materials, additives and ingredients for the cosmetic and household care industries in Bekasi, Indonesia. With this investment, Evonik aims to increase its capacity for surfactants and esters, commonly used in hair care and skin care applications.
The range of raw materials and additives provided by Evonik’s Indonesian plant includes emulsifiers, secondary surfactants, emollients, conditioners, thickeners and pearlising agents. In addition, the attached analytical and technical service lab offers manufacturers support with their formulations, as well as updates and trainings on new additives, active ingredients and products, says Evonik.
Commenting on the expansion, Lauren Kjeldsen, Business Director Asia Pacific for Evonik’s Personal Care Business Line, said: “As a global supplier to multinational but also Indonesian companies in the personal and household care industries, meeting our customers’ needs is of essence to us. Expanding our manufacturing footprint in Asia marks another step to better serve our customers in the region. The additional capacity will allow us to shorten lead times and optimise the supply chain with regional inventory.”