Infineum opens plant at Jurong Island
Published on May 14, 2014 4:33 PM
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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