The 90,000 tonne expansion is only the first phase of the facility’s two phase expansion plan. The second phase is expected to add another 60,000 tonnes to the project.
London/UK – Synthomer formally opened the latest 90,000 tonne expansion to its Nitrile Latex production facility in Pasir Gudang in the presence of over 120 customers, suppliers, contractors, government officials and media representatives.
The plant was officially opened by The British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, CMG MVO supported by Synthomer CEO Calum Mac Lean, Chairman Neil Johnson and Executive Vice President, Asia Derick Whyte.
During his speech Calum Mac Lean reiterated Synthomer’s continuing investment commitment to support the growth of the global glove industry. The current investment costing 63.5 million dollars is the first phase of a two phase expansion in Pasir Gudang using a new reactor technology, and Calum Mac Lean intimated the second phase, adding a further 60,000 tonnes, would be operational sometime in 2020.
In addition to the capacity investments, he also took the opportunity to inform the guests that Synthomer would construct a new state-of-the-art Asian Innovation Centre close to the Senai Airport in Johor. The Centre costs 8.5 million dollars and is scheduled to open in early 2020.