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BRB opens new silicone synthesis plant in Malaysia

Monday, 20 June 2016

BRB has entered a new phase with the opening of a multipurpose silicone synthesis plant and GMP production facility in Malaysia with a combined annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons.

BRB opens silicone synthesis plant in Malaysia. Source: BRB

BRB opens silicone synthesis plant in Malaysia. Source: BRB

With the new plant, BRB has expanded its Malaysian industrial footprint to further back integrate in dimethicone copolyols, alkyl dimethicones and volatile dimethicones. It is designed to manufacture vinyl silicone fluid, silicone polyether, low viscosity polydimethylsiloxane fluids, cross-linkers and chain extenders, gum blends, silicone emulsions and silicone antifoams.

Investment of EUR 9.77 million

These products cater for industries such as coatings and construction. BRB's new plant is a EUR 9.77 million investment with a total land area of 4 acres (16,200 square meters). Construction began in May 2014 and was completed in the 2nd quarter of 2016.

The plant has been officiated by His Excellency Harry Molenaar, Dutch ambassador in Malaysia, Datuk N. Rajendran Nayaranasamy, Deputy CEO 2 for Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA), and Datuk Baharuddin bin Moofficial opening BRB in Malaysiahd Rafik, Director for Royal Malaysia Custom Department, Selangor State Branch.

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