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Kao completes expansion of fatty alcohols production capacity in Philippines

2:19 AM MDT | September 16, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Kao (Tokyo) says its wholly owned Pilipinas Kao Inc. (PKI; Jasaan, Philippines) subsidiary has completed the previously announced 1.4-times expansion of production capacity for fatty alcohols at Jasaan. The expansion aims to meet growing demand for fatty alcohols in the Asian region, Kao says. Fatty alcohols have a wide range of applications, including as key materials for surfactants formulated in shampoo and detergent for consumer use as well as materials for industrial-use cleaners and plastic-processing agents. Kao says it is one of the world's largest...

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