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Reports: BASF and Petronas to start construction soon on aroma ingredient project in Malaysia

9:26 AM MDT | April 4, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

BASF-Petronas Chemicals,  a 60-40 joint venture, is expected to begin construction of a 1.63-billion ringgit ($496.2 million) integrated aroma ingredient plant at the end of April, according to various Malaysian news sources. The project, announced last year, will include downstream production of citronellol and L-menthol, which have applications in the personal care, food, and pharmaceutical segments, as reported by CW. Production will be developed in phases, with the first plants of the project operational in 2016, the reports add. BASF and Petronas...

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