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Kao to Expand Fatty Alcohols Capacity in Philippines

12:15 AM MDT | July 19, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Kao Corp. (Tokyo) says its wholly owned oleochemicals subsidiary Pilipinas Kao Inc. (PKI; Jasaan, Philippines) will increase the production capacity for fatty alcohols at Jasaan by 1.4 times of the current capacity, to meet the growing demand in Asia. PKI will invest about ¥3 billion ($38 million) for expanding the capacity and construction of the expanded facility will be completed in August 2013, Kao says. The capacity increase will reinforce Kao's supply system of oleochemicals for its downstream chemical business, the company says. Demand for fatty...

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