On 4 June 2015, in the presence of His Royal Highness the Sultan of Terengganu and the Federal and State Government authorities of Malaysia, Arkema and CJ invited 500 guests to the inauguration ceremony of their joint platform on the Kerteh site in Terengganu.
The thiochemicals plant, which successfully came on stream in Kerteh, Malaysia, beginning of 2015, was officially inaugurated on 4 June 2015 in the presence of the main Malaysian authorities, the French Ambassador, and Arkema’s main customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
This world-scale thiochemicals platform produces methyl mercaptan, a synthesis intermediate for animal feed, as well as dimethyl disulfide (DMDS). The facility strengthens Arkema’s position as the world leader in high added value sulfur derivatives, and is fully consistent with the Group’s growth strategy in Asia.
The construction of the new plant represented investments of some €200 million for the Group. With this major project, a first-rate technological success, Arkema reaffirms its know-how in carrying through complex industrial projects together with its expertise in thiochemicals.