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Infineum opens plant at Jurong Island

Published on May 14, 2014 4:33 PM
 
(From left) Mr Hiroshi Ogawa, Senior Executive Vice President, Chiyoda Corporation (constructed the facility for Infineum), Mr Olivier Thorel, Infineum Board Member, Mr S Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, Mr Xavier Le Mintier, CEO of Infineum international, Mr Trevor Russell, Executive Vice President, Sales and Supply, Infineum Singapore, Mr Xavier Leleux, Venture Director, Infineum Singapore. Petroleum additives firm Infineum officially launched on Wednesday a new chemical manufacturing plant at Jurong Island. -- PHOTO: INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Petroleum additives firm Infineum officially launched on Wednesday a new chemical manufacturing plant at Jurong Island.

The 2 ha facility is the British company's first salicylate plant in the Asia-Pacific region, and represents its biggest single investment to date at US$150 million (S$187.8 million).

Calcium salicylate, a critical detergent component of the company's passenger car, heavy-duty and marine lubricant formulations, has been produced by the facility since early last month (April) when it first started operations.

In a statement, the company said the new plant is an important addition to its global supply capability for additives, with an "integrated manufacturing process" comprising computer-automated operations and in-line systems to govern equipment functions.

 
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