Synthomer formally opened the latest 90,000 tonne expansion to its Nitrile Latex production facility in Pasir Gudang in the presence of over 120 customers, suppliers, contractors, government officials and media representatives.
The plant was officially opened by The British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, CMG MVO supported by Synthomer CEO Calum MacLean, Chairman Neil Johnson and Executive Vice President, Asia Derick Whyte.
During his speech Calum MacLean reiterated Synthomer’s continuing commitment to investment to support Glove Industry growth globally. The current investment costing RM265 Million (US$63.5 Million) is the first phase of a two phase expansion in Pasir Gudang using a new reactor technology, and Calum MacLean intimated the second phase, adding a further 60,000 tonnes, would be operational sometime in 2020.
In addition to the capacity investments he also took the opportunity to inform the guests that Synthomer would construct a new state of the art Asian Innovation Centre close to Senai Airport in Johor and also scheduled to open in early 2020 at a cost of RM35 million (US$ 8.5Million).